Rocmec Mining Inc.

Rocmec Mining Inc.

January 18, 2007 13:32 ET

Rocmec Updates Progress at its Rocmec 1 'Russian Kid' Gold Property

POINTE-CLAIRE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - Rocmec Mining inc. (TSX VENTURE:RMI) is pleased to report a progress update on mine development and operations at its Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) gold property.

Rocmec has just completed three drifts on levels 150 220 and 300. The drifts were driven in two distinct vein structures, one being the McDowell vein on level 150/220, where 70 metres were driven to allow access to a long-hole stope of 2000 tonnes. The thickness of this block varies from 1.5 metres up to 3.0 metres. The second is the Talus vein on level 300, where 30 metres were excavated giving access to the bottom of a 6,000 tonne block of mineralised rock. Sampling on that portion of the mineralised vein returned approximate average grades of over 16g/t on thicknesses ranging from 60 to 80 cm.

All of the above mentioned tonnes are part of the bulk sampling programme currently underway at Rocmec 1, the Company plans on milling 10,000 tonnes before the end of the second quarter of 2007. The thermal fragmentation process was used mostly on the 150' level; a first 150 tonne shipment should be transported to the Xstrata Copper Refinery, located in Rouyn-Noranda, within the coming weeks. Following an agreement with the refinery, Rocmec, in order to avoid stockpiling the fragmented ore, will transport 150 tonne shipments to the refinery on a regular basis.

The next phase of development will be concentrated on the Talus vein at the 150' level and the McDowell vein at the 360'/425' level. Underground diamond drilling is ongoing at the 300' level and a complete update is scheduled before the end of January 2007.

"The pouring of our first Dore bar in December was a major milestone as the company enters into the most important phase of its bulk sampling programme" stated Donald Brisebois, President & CEO of Rocmec.


"Donald Brisebois"


About Rocmec Mining Inc.

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 place it as the partner of choice for the development of narrow high-grade precious metal quartz vein properties. The Company is listed on the TSX-Venture exchange and trades under the symbol: RMI

The company's growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value. The exploitation of narrow high-grade vein deposits with its exclusive thermal fragmentation process should enable the Company to demonstrate the economic plus-value of this technology. The acquisition, development and future exploitation activities at the recently acquired Rocmec I (Russian Kid) property subscribe to this objective.

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