Rocmec Mining Inc.

Rocmec Mining Inc.

April 30, 2008 10:06 ET

Rocmec Acquires Milling Plant for its Rocmec 1 Gold Property

POINTE-CLAIRE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Rocmec Mining inc. (TSX VENTURE:RMI)(FRANKFURT:D5O) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a milling plant for its Rocmec 1 gold property. The company RSW-Beroma, located in Val-d'Or, Quebec, has already started construction and on-site installation is scheduled for the end of summer. The contract with RSW-Beroma stipulates that the plant must be operating at full production capacity no later than 180 days following the signing of the contract, being before October 18th, 2008.

Following conclusive gold recuperation tests performed by L.T.M. Laboratories of Val d'Or, Quebec, management has determined that a floatation circuit is the practical process for its project. The flotation process is an ecological way of extracting precious metals as it does not employ cyanide. After a gravity circuit, soaping agents are used to recuperate the gold along with the copper and pyrite present in the mineralised ore at Rocmec 1. The resulting high-grade concentrate will be stored in barrels and shipped to a refinery for final treatment.

The 75 tpd milling plant will be installed underground on the 130 metre level, a first in the Canadian mining industry, according to Rocmec's research. Left-over sterile material will be used as backfill therefore no tailing pond will be needed. Rocmec has mandated Systeme Geostat International Inc. to prepare the required documentation to modify the authorisation certificate. The documentation will be filed with the appropriate government ministries within the coming weeks.

The results obtained with the thermal fragmentation mining method over the past months have led management to move forward with the plant acquisition. The success in controlling dilution and reducing operating costs by using the thermal fragmentation mining method will allow Rocmec to mine and treat, only the high-grade in-situ ore contained in the mineralised structures.

The treatment plant has been financed through debt financing with a group of private investors without any shares being issued by the company.

About Rocmec 1 property

The Rocmec 1 property includes 11 claims totaling 84 hectares and is located in Dasserat Township, some 35 km from two World-Class Mining Camps, the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Gold Camp to the SE in Quebec, and the Kirkland Lake / Larder Lake Gold Camp to the SW in Ontario.

The gold mineralization at the Rocmec 1 property is linked to east-northeast, centimetric and metric wide quartz veins, dipping moderately to steeply to the south, within a kilometric long by 600 meter wide gabbro to granodiorite intrusive host. There are at least six major vein systems identified on the property. The veins are part of diverging and converging, or anastomosing, fracture system than includes shearing, alteration (silica, chlorite, sericite, epidote and carbonate) and 2 to 10% disseminated and vein-type pyrite that can attain overall widths in excess of 30 metres.

A National Instrument 43-101 compliant report, providing technical data relating to the quantified mineral resources dated March 19, 2007, prepared by Systemes Geostat International Inc. of Blainville, (Quebec) Canada is available on

About Rocmec Mining

Rocmec Mining Inc. is a Canadian junior exploration company actively involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal projects. The Company's exclusive thermal fragmentation process combined with its growth strategy positions it as the partner of choice for the development of narrow high-grade precious metal quartz vein projects. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX-Venture (RMI) and the FSE (D5O) exchange.

"Thermal fragmentation - the way of the future for mining narrow high-grade veins"

Rocmec Mining's growth strategy is focused on developing quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value by using the thermal fragmentation method throughout the Americas to extract narrow vein ore bodies. By utilising the thermal fragmentation method in combination with conventional mining methods, the company aims to become a mid-tier gold producer. In addition, by providing service agreements, the company intends to generate additional revenue and accelerate the spread of this unique technology.

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Contact Information

  • Rocmec Mining Corporation Inc.
    John Stella
    Manager Investor Relations
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