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									                               MANICOUAGAN MINERALS INC.
                              Suite 405, 133 Richmond Street West
                                         Toronto, Ontario
                                            M5H 2L3
                                        (416) 542 – 3980

 MANICOUAGAN REPORTS RESULTS FROM BRABANT LAKE DRILLING -
 ASSAYS UP TO 17.04% ZINC OVER 5.71 METRES AND 135.4 GRAMS PER
                TONNE SILVER OVER 8.97 METRES

TORONTO, March 4, 2008 - Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSXV – MAM) announced
today additional encouraging assay results from the Phase II drill program on its wholly
owned Brabant Lake Zinc Deposit in Saskatchewan. Assays for drill holes BR-08-41 to
BR-08-45, inclusive have been received and are set out below. Assays for drill holes
BR-08-46 to BR-08-48 are pending. As previously announced the Phase II drill program
at Brabant Lake has been completed and a resource estimate focused on the higher
grade Lower Zone is expected to be completed by the end of April 2008 (see MAM
Press Release dated February 14, 2008).

The Lower Zone was intersected in four of the five holes with drill hole BR-08-45
assaying 17.04% zinc (Zn), 0.73% copper (Cu), 0.14% lead (Pb), 32.3 g/t silver (Ag)
and 0.15 g/t gold (Au) over 5.71 metres. Drill hole BR-08-43 intersected only the Upper
Zone from 234.08 to 238.28 metres down-hole and assayed 9.01%Zn, 1.85%Cu, 0.03%
Pb, 34.05 g/t Ag and 0.03% Au.

Elevated silver values were intersected in BR-08-44 which assayed 135.4 g/t Ag over an
interval of 8.97 metres. The mineralized intervals in drill hole BR-08-44 have initially
been logged as the Upper and Lower zones however metal grades are more typical of
the Lower and Footwall zones (respectively), intersected in other holes on the property.

  Hole           Zone       From         To      Length**      Zn(%)      Cu(%)    Pb (%)   Ag (g/t)   Au (g/t)
   ID             ID*                              (m)
BR-08-41          UZ       132.55     135.87       3.32        11.90       0.82     0.02     16.4         0
                  LZ       170.45     172.45       2.00         5.79       1.76     0.17     42.8         0

BR-08-42          UZ       137.75     144.84        7.09        8.34       1.16     0.02     18.4         0
                  LZ       193.87     196.71        2.84       11.76       0.10     1.40     65.2         0

BR-08-43          UZ       234.48     238.28        3.8         9.01       1.85     0.03     34.1       0.24

BR-08-44        UZ (?)     250.02     251.92         1.9       16.57       0.64     0.00     17.6       0.00
                LZ (?)     289.73     298.70        8.97        2.10       0.62     3.81    135.4       0.78

BR-08-45         HWZ       200.00     201.10        1.10        7.79       0.68     0.02     12.0       0.00
                  UZ       211.76     216.73        4.97        5.98       0.69     0.03     15.5       0.00
                  LZ       244.42     250.13        5.71       17.04       0.73     0.14     32.3       0.15


* Hanging-wall Zone (HWZ), Upper Zone (UZ), Lower Zone (LZ), Footwall Zone (FWZ)
**down-hole length approximately 85% true width


A sketch showing drill hole locations will be posted to the Company’s website when
available. A table of drill results to date as well as additional information on the project,

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including a NI 43-101 Technical Report prepared by MPH Consulting Ltd and filed with
the Company’s filings at www.sedar.com, is available on the Company’s website at
www.manicouaganminerals.com.

The Brabant Lake property consists of 21 contiguous claims registered as ML 5054 and
is located immediately east of Highway 102 some 175 km from the all services
community of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

Lac Maugue Update

Manicouagan also announced today that it has elected to not make the payment due to
the Labrador Silver Syndicate in respect of 88 claims that formed a small portion of its
Lac Maugue project in the Dunphy-Romanet Lakes area of the central Labrador Trough
region of northern Quebec, some 160 kilometres northwest of the all services town of
Schefferville, Quebec.

The remaining property consists of 714 claims in which Manicouagan holds a 100%
interest. The eastern portion of the claim block was the subject of a helicopter airborne
radiometric survey complete in 2007 (see MAM Press Release dated August 2, 2007).
The survey identified a number of radiometric targets that warrant follow-up on the
ground. The Company is currently seeking a joint venture partner to advance this
project.

Exploration programs are being carried out under the supervision of Rod Thomas, Vice
President – Exploration of the Company. Mr. Thomas, a professional geologist, has
reviewed and verified the technical content of this press release on behalf of
Manicouagan Minerals and is a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-
101. Manicouagan employs 43-101 compliant QA/QC procedures at all points in the
sampling, handling, storage and shipment of samples. Blind standards and blanks are
inserted into the sample sequence in the field. Analytical services are provided by TSL
Laboratories of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Samples are crushed, riffle split and
pulverized to yield a 250 gram pulp with ~ 95% -150 mesh. Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn assay is
by multi-acid digestion; samples for Ag (g/tonne) and base metals (%) are weighed at
0.5 g. Samples for Au fire assay/gravimetric are weighed at 1 AT (29.16 g). Details on
analytical techniques employed by TSL Laboratories may be found on the laboratories’
website at www.tsllabs.com.

Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSXV:MAM) is a Canadian based exploration company with
a diversified portfolio of properties including the Brabant Lake Zinc/Copper deposit in
Saskatchewan and the Mouchalagane Nickel/Copper/PGE project in Quebec. Additional
information about Manicouagan Minerals and its exploration projects can be found at
www.manicouaganminerals.com.

For further information contact:

Joseph Baylis, President and Chief Executive Officer
(416) 542-3980
investorrelations@manicouaganminerals.com




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The TSXV has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this news release. The TSXV has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this news release.

All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without
limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and
future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
Company's expectations are exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings
made by the Company with securities regulators.




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