Romarco Minerals Inc.
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Romarco Minerals Inc.

January 31, 2007 10:11 ET

Romarco Returns 17 g/t Gold, 196 g/t Silver at Pinos Gold District, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2007) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) is pleased to announce results from its initial underground channel sampling program at the Pinos Gold District in Mexico. Historically, the Pinos district produced 5 million ounces of gold and 25+ million ounces of silver (reported by Bethlehem Steel).

To date, 46 samples have been collected and assayed by Romarco with five additional samples pending results. These underground channel samples (with the exception of Penitas, P-1) were taken from the Catanava area utilizing existing shafts and sampling along previously mined veins. The Catanava area is a 50/50 Joint Venture and represents only 4% of the total land package at Pinos.

The underground channel samples were taken from the 5, 10 and 30 meter levels.

The P-1 Penitas channel sample (averaging 6 g/t gold and 190 g/t silver) is from a six (6) meter wide vein on Romarco's 100% portion of the property. The Infantita underground channel sample returned 17 g/t gold and 17 g/t of silver.

Coarse free gold was experienced at Pinos. To ensure accuracy and avoid erratic assay results that can result from a "nugget effect", Romarco took extra precaution in analyzing the samples and performed three (3) one assay ton fire assays and a one kilogram screen fire assay for each sample. All samples had a very high correlation.

The vein systems contain both coarse and fine gold. It should be noted that the veins sampled contain wallrock fragments which dilute the overall precious metals values. The assays received are consistent with Romarco's expectations for the initial sampling program on the 5, 10 and 30 meter levels. Additional sampling at deeper levels is planned.

Selected sample results from the initial program are set out in the table below. An additional 5 samples contained gold ranging from 3 g/t to 6.4 g/t and an additional 17 samples returned silver assays ranging from 20 g/t to 136 g/t.



PINOS GOLD DISTRICT UNDERGROUND CHANNEL SAMPLES

Sample Vein Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t)
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I-1 DUP 1 Infantita 17 17
I-1 DUP 2 13 less than 5
I-1 DUP 3 13 10
P-1 DUP 1 Penitas 6 193
P-1 DUP 2 7 189
P-1 DUP 3 6 196
G-2 DUP 1 Guapo 13 25
G-2 DUP 2 13 22
G-2 DUP 3 13 22
T3-1 DUP 1 Tanous 6 37
T3-1 DUP 2 6 34
T3-1 DUP 3 6 38
T3-2 DUP 1 Tanous 5 28
T3-2 DUP 2 5 26
T3-2 DUP 3 5 28
T3-3 DUP 1 Tanous 3 18
T3-3 DUP 2 2 28
T3-3 DUP 3 3 18
T3-4 DUP 1 Tanous 5 16
T3-4 DUP 2 5 20
T3-4 DUP 3 5 24
T3-5 DUP 1 Tanous 7 14
T3-5 DUP 2 7 20
T3-5 DUP 3 6 19
T3-6 DUP 1 Tanous 7 13
T3-6 DUP 2 7 less than 5
T3-6 DUP 3 7 10
T3-7 DUP 1 Tanous 7 15
T3-7 DUP 2 7 5
T3-7 DUP 3 6 10
T1A-2 DUP 1 Tanous 5 23
T1A-2 DUP 2 5 29
T1A-2 DUP 3 5 25
G-1 DUP 1 Guapo 3 19
G-1 DUP 2 3 26
G-1 DUP 3 3 23
G-3 DUP 1 Guapo 2 51
G-3 DUP 2 2 47
G-3 DUP 3 2 46
SM-3 DUP 1 San Miguel 3 83
SM-3 DUP 2 2 89
SM-3 DUP 3 2 84


Romarco recently completed a geologic mapping program of the Catanava portion of the Pinos property, and a follow-up sampling program will begin shortly.

Tommy Thompson, VP Exploration, is Romarco's Qualified Person on the project. The assays were prepped in the ALS Chemex lab in Guadalajara, Mexico. The analysis for gold and silver were performed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, Canada.

Pinos Gold District

The Pinos Gold District comprises more than 3,000 hectares of multi-vein gold systems.

- Discovered by the Spaniards in 1546 - Gold dominant district

- Last mining was in 1941

- Limited modern day exploration

- Historical production estimated at 5 million ounces of gold and 25+ million ounces of silver (as reported by Bethlehem Steel, a previous operator of the project)

- Prior mining was above the water table (approx. 100 m in depth)

- Three known vein systems with continuous strike length of over 5 km

- Numerous additional parallel veins identified through previous drilling but have never been mined

Additional information on the Pinos Gold District, including maps and photos, is available at Romarco's website at www.romarco.com.

Romarco Minerals is an advanced stage exploration company with 5 projects in Nevada and one gold district in Zacatecas, Mexico.

ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

Diane R. Garrett, President and C.E.O.

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