Rome Resources Ltd.
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May 24, 2011 20:11 ET

Results for First Six Holes of Reverse Circulation Drilling on the West Zone of Rome's Don Luis Property, Sonora, Mexico

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) -Rome Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RMR) (FRANKFURT:33R) is pleased to announce gold and silver grades encountered in the first six reverse circulation (RC) holes on the West Zone of the Don Luis Greisen-Porphyry Silver-Gold-Tungsten Property, Sonora, Mexico. This property is about 45 km north-northeast of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. The West Zone has major tonnage potential because it is represented by an anomalous zone more than 500 meters in diameter and more than 400 meters deep. The target is a large open-pit mine for low grade silver, gold and tungsten. The objective of the drilling program is to determine grades of silver, gold, tungsten, molybdenum and lead in this zone. Silver and gold grades are reported here. Tungsten, molybdenum and lead, analyzed by in-house X-Ray fluorescence, occur in important but not formally reportable, quantities. The program is ongoing.

Silver and gold grades, detailed in the Appendix, are calculated for the six RC holes totaling 580.5 meters of which, due to minor sample loss, only 573.0 meters were assayed. Recovery, also reported in the Appendix, is poor due to the difficult ground conditions; the impact of this on the assay grades is not known. Gold and silver analyses were done by Pioneer Laboratories Inc. of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. In summary (see Tables A1 and A2 in the Appendix for details):

  1. Silver (Table A1), using a cutoff of 6 grams per tonne (gpt), yielded 342 meters averaging 12.3 gpt; the maximum value encountered was 55 gpt. Good intersections include holes DLS11RC001 and 003 that intersected 63.0 meters of 15.0 gpt and 81.0 meters of 12.9 gpt silver, respectively.
  2. Gold (Table A2), using a cutoff of 0.05 gpt, yielded 223.5 meters averaging 0.174 gpt. The maximum value encountered was 6.12 gpt. Hole DLS11RC004 intersected 43.5 meters of 0.278 gpt gold.

All mineralization is in a highly oxidized cap-rock of intensely muscovite altered porphyry or greisen. Consequently, the mineralization is: (i) in rock with a low "work index", and (ii) the gold and silver appear to be amenable to bulk heap leaching. Silver appears to be concentrated in manganese rich horizons, the distribution of which is being evaluated. Gold is associated with locally significant quantities of quartz. Because we have just started our RC drilling program, mineralization is open in all directions and at depth.

Rome Resources Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on silver, gold, copper and tungsten projects in Mexico and Argentina. It is traded on the TSX-VEN (symbol RMR) and on the Frankfurt Exchange (33R). Company and exploration details are at: http://www.romeresources.com (click: "What's New" [SEDAR News Releases] and "Projects").

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Colin I. Godwin, PhD, PEng, PGeo

President and Director of RomeResources Ltd.

Professor Emeritus, The University of British Columbia

Colin I. Godwin, PhD, PEng, PGeo, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has verified data disclosed in this release. This News Release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our industry, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein.

APPENDIX A

TABLE A1. Silver results for DLS11RC001 to 006 from the West Zone of the Don Luis Property, Sonora, Mexico. Black entries used a cutoff of 6 gpt and red (including) entries used a cutoff of 12 gpt. Total length of RC holes is 580.5 m; 573.0 m was assayed due to minor sample loss. Data was reduced using the Discover Module in MapInfo.

RC HOLE/
LENGTH M
FROM
M
TO
M
INTERVAL
M
SILVER
GPT
LENGTH M
ASSAYED
HOLE AVG
GPT
MAX
GPT
RECO-
VRY%
DLS11RC00124.051.027.014
DLS11RC00160.096.036.016
INCLUDING60.082.522.519
DLS11RC001/96.063.01591.5125550
DLS11RC0020.043.543.59
DLS11RC00251.073.522.522
INCLUDING51.069.018.025
DLS11RC00279.594.515.010
DLS11RC002/103.581.013100.574767
DLS11RC0030.09.09.08
DLS11RC00348.063.015.011
DLS11RC00369.079.510.515
DLS11RC003/100.534.511100.573764
DLS11RC004/100.510.545.034.510100.572746
DLS11RC005/100.50.051.051.013100.584366
INCLUDING0.022.522.519
DLS11RC006/79.50.078.078.01179.5103244
INCLUDING4.515.010.517
INCLUDING24.043.519.515

TABLE A2. Gold results for DLS11RC001 to 006 from the West Zone of the Don Luis Property, Sonora, Mexico. Black entries used a cutoff of 0.05 gpt (50 ppb) and red (including) entries used a cutoff of 0.10 gpt (100 ppb). Total length of RC holes is 580.5 m; 573.0 m was assayed due to minor sample loss. Data was reduced using the Discover Module in MapInfo.

RC HOLE/
LENGTH M
FROM
M
TO
M
INTERVAL
M
GOLD
GPT
LENGTH M
ASSAYED
HOLE AVG
GPT
MAX
GPT
RECO-
VERY%
DLS11RC001/96.082.59613.50.13691.50.0320.23550
DLS11RC002/103.570.579.59.00.405100.50.1706.12067
DLS11RC0030.036.036.00.098
DLS11RC00340.558.518.00.054
DLS11RC003/100.554.00.083100.50.0460.38064
DLS11RC0044.528.524.00.450
INCLUDING10.527.016.50.630
DLS11RC00455.564.59.00.060
DLS11RC00472.082.510.50.067
DLS11RC004/100.543.50.278100.50.1392.54046
DLS11RC005/100.50.031.531.50.190100.50.1051.78066
INCLUDING0.022.522.50.255
DLS11RC0060.031.531.50.190
INCLUDING0.024.024.00.233
DLS11RC00639.079.540.50.121
INCLUDING45.075.030.00.142
DLS11RC006/79.572.00.15179.50.1400.88044

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