Rockland Minerals Corp.
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Rockland Minerals Corp.

September 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Rockland Commences Drilling at Schefferville Gold Property, Quebec

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RL) (the "Company") reports that a 1500 meter drilling program has begun at the Schefferville Gold Property in the Ashuanipi area, located 70 kilometres northwest of Schefferville, Québec. Additional mapping and sampling is also being carried out on the property. 

Rockland is earning a 55% interest in the property from Western Troy Capital Resources Inc. by making cash payments totaling $60,000 and issuing an aggregate of 600,000 common shares over a three-year period, and by spending $800,000 in exploration on the property over a three-year period. The Western Troy claims are in 10 distinct blocks staked over known gold showings originally discovered in the mid 1980's by Québec government geologists. Many of the claims are contiguous and intermingled with Rockland's existing gold claims in the camp, optioned from E.D. Black in 2009. An updated claim map can viewed at the Company's website www.rocklandminerals.ca.

The drilling will focus initially on the Arsene block in the northern part of the property, where 2009 drilling by Western Troy intersected significant polymetallic gold, lead, zinc and silver mineralization, which included 5.5 grams per tonne gold, over a core length of 7.11 metres. Western Troy's drilling program last year was the first drilling since the district was discovered by Quebec government geochemical surveys in the 1980's. The mineralization lies within the Ashuanipi High Grade Metamorphic Complex, which forms the eastern portion of the Archean age Superior Province. The western part of the Superior Province hosts the prolific Abitibi belt of metamorphic gold deposits, and Rockland geologists believe the Ashuanipi mineralization represents gold deposition in an orogenic belt deep within the earth's crust, possibly in the base of an overlying Abitibi-type system, which has been eroded away. With the increased price of gold, this Ashuanipi area gold play, located close to infrastructure at the town of Schefferville, is becoming more and more attractive, and Rockland is positioned with key claims and a great partner, to take this district to the next discovery level.

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed by George F. Sanders, P.Geo, qualified person under policy NI 43-101.

Rockland Minerals Corp.

Rav Mlait, MBA, President & CEO

About Rockland

Rockland Minerals Corp. is focused on developing its Schefferville gold property and Retty Lake copper-nickel, platinum group elements (PGE) property, both located in the prolific Labrador Trough area in the province of Québec, Canada. Rockland is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RL". To learn more about Rockland please visit www.rocklandminerals.ca.

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