SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Arianne Resources Inc. ("Arianne") (TSX VENTURE:DAR)(FRANKFURT:JE9)(OTC.BB:DARUF) is pleased to announce that its Opinaca drilling campaign was completed February 28. Thirteen (13) drill holes for 2,976 metres were performed on the gold mineralizations of the Contact, Bull and Chino zones.
Preliminary results : Two of the three drill holes that tested the Contact zone returned significant intersections : drill hole OPI-08-02 returned 2.15 g/t Au on 3.80 m (from 440.40 m to 444.20 m along the hole), including 9.8 g/t Au on 0.50 m while drill hole OPI-08-03 returned 1.87 g/t Au on 8.50 m (from 435.50 m to 444.00 m, along the hole), including two sections grading 2.57 g/t Au on 4.0 m and 3.23 g/t Au on 2.0 m. These drill holes clearly show that the Contact zone discovered in 2006, present a minimum vertical extension up to more than 350 m.
Following these results, Mr. Bernard Lapointe, CEO of Arianne, comments : "We are very satisfied with these initial results. It shows that the Contact zone shows similarities with the Eleonore deposit located North of our property where economical grades were intersected at depths down to 1,000 m. We firmly believe in the potential of this mineralized zone that remains open for additional drilling."
As soon as all the drill results become available and are adequately interpreted, the Company will issue a press release with a full compilation of the 2007-2008 drilling programs as well as its plan of action for the summer of 2008.
The content of this press release was approuved by Mr. Daniel Boulianne, geo, Qualified Person as described in NI-43-101.
Arianne Resources is a Canadian exploration company with the primary mission to explor, find and develop gold and uranium deposits in Canada and Mexico. Investors are invited to visit Arianne Ressources investor relations site at www.agoracom.com/IR/Arianne in order to ask questions and get answers or read the questions and answers of other participants. Alternatively, investors can forward their questions or information requests to DAR@agoracom.com and can also be added on the Company's email list in order to receive future press releases.
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Arianne Resources Inc.
Mr. Bernard Lapointe
Arianne Resources Inc.
Mr. Norman Forrest
Vice-president - Development
Richard Mayr - Germany