Rocmec Mining Inc.

Rocmec Mining Inc.

August 18, 2009 10:36 ET

Rocmec to Commence Thermal Fragmentation Mining at Fresnillo's Cienega Mine in Mexico

VAUDREUIL-DORION, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - Rocmec Mining Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RMI)(FRANKFURT:D5O) is pleased to provide an update on its thermal fragmentation mining contract with Fresnillo plc (LSE:FRES) for the Cienega mine. The Cienega mine is located in the northwest corner of the State of Durango, approximately 325 kilometres from Durango, the capital of the State.

The thermal fragmentation unit has arrived on site and Rocmec's employees are prepared to commence fragmenting the first set of pilot holes previously drilled by the company.

The Cienega mine is very suitable for the thermal fragmentation mining method considering the numerous narrow veins located within the mine.

Management would like to thank Fresnillo Plc for its interest towards Rocmec's mining method and for the high quality of work conducted in order to prepare the stopes that are currently available at the mine.

For the client, the advantages of employing Rocmec's thermal fragmentation mining process are numerous: significant reduction in mining waste rock, enhances operational safety, improved productivity and reduction in mucking, transportation, milling and backfill costs.

This in Rocmec's second operating contract since July 2009 which bodes quite well for the company's financial results over the coming quarters.

Management would also like to inform its shareholders that the company has initiated discussions with several small, mid and large cap mining companies that have demonstrated a definite interest in incorporating Rocmec's thermal fragmentation mining method with their conventional mining methods.

About Fresnillo Plc

Fresnillo Plc is the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's second largest gold producer, listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol FRES. Fresnillo has three producing mines, all of them in Mexico. In total, the company has mining concessions covering approximately 1.75 million hectares in Mexico. Fresnillo has a strong and long tradition of mining, a proven track record of mining development and reserves replacement, and a low cost of production, being in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for both silver and gold.

About Rocmec

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

Rocmec's growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value. Exploitation of narrow high-grade precious metal quartz veins with its exclusive thermal fragmentation process coupled with conventional mining methods will lead the Company in becoming a mid-size gold producer. The acquisition, development and future exploitation activities the company's Rocmec I property are an excellent example of this strategy.

Thermal fragmentation...mining ounces not TONNES!

The Thermal Fragmentation Mining Method video can be viewed on Rocmec's website or by clicking the following link:

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Corporation expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Corporation believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

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