Rockland Minerals Corp.
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Rockland Minerals Corp.

November 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Rockland Cuts 0.62% Ni, 0.20% Cu and 0.32 g/t Pt+Pd at Retty Lake, Labrador Trough, Quebec, Stakes Additional Claims

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce receipt of partial drill results from the Retty Lake Project claims immediately adjacent to the Blue Lake Cu-Ni-PGE cluster, located in Labrador Trough, Québec. The Rockland results confirm the presence of strongly anomalous copper, nickel platinum and palladium in the target rocks of the Retty Lake middle peridotite sill. This middle peridotite unit hosts the adjacent Blue Lake Cu-Ni-PGE deposits which Rockland recently optioned. Drilling results also confirm the existence of "stacked" Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization in multiple horizons, similar to new discoveries in the southern Raglan Belt in Québec's Ungava region. Highlights include, 4 meters grading 0.20% copper, 0.62% nickel, and 0.32 g/t combined platinum-palladium in the upper peridotite sill at Berry Lake. Hole 849-1 also encountered silver mineralization in sulfide-rich black shale in the Nancy Lake area, where a 2-meter intercept (from 110.17 to 112.17m) reported 444 g/t Ag and 0.19% Cu by Atomic Absorption analysis, representing a new target for follow-up drilling. Partial drill results:

Hole From To Length Cu Ni Pt Pd S total
Meters Meters Meters % % g/t g/t %
849-1 68.07m 72.07m 4.00m 0.27% 0.15% 0.046 g/t 0.182 g/t 7.2%
849-3 125.01m 153.01m 28.00m 0.12% 0.12% 0.027 g/t 0.105 g/t 3.3%
849-4 127.00m 141.71m 14.71m 0.10% 0.12% 0.026 g/t 0.078 g/t 2.1%
849-5 50.19m 58.19m 8.00m 0.15% 0.19% 0.048 g/t 0.149 g/t 3.8%
849-7 129.45m 133.45m 4.00m 0.14% 0.10% 0.033 g/t 0.124 g/t 3.3%
849-7 159.49m 167.49m 8.00m 0.06% 0.07% 0.018 g/t 0.065 g/t 3.1%
849-9 32.92m 63.92m 31.00m 0.078% 0.260% 0.061 g/t 0.116 g/t 6.0%
including 53.92m 57.92m 4.00m 0.20% 0.62% 0.106 g/t 0.214 g/t 6.8%

New Staking

Based on these results, Rockland has staked 18 new claims covering fold axes within the Retty Lake Syncline structure, to protect the most favourable targets. This compliments recent staking of the Berry Lake Syncline structure to the east of Blue Lake by Anglo American, which ties-on to the Rockland Berry Lake claim block.

George F. Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company and the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this news release, states: "These results confirm the next exploration targets in this highly prospective Cu-Ni-PGE play with strong similarities to the Southern Raglan belt in Québec's Ungava region. We will offset these holes to zero-in on additional sulfide lenses in a manner similar to exploration successes in the Blue Lake cluster, where offset drilling by La Fosse approximately doubled the non 43-101 compliant tonnage drilled by Hollinger North Shore Exploration in the 1950's through the 1970's. Rockland's new staking protects the keel of the big Retty Lake Syncline, and covers the Terrier Lake Anticline structure, both highly favourable targets for upgraded Cu-Ni-PGE values due to dynamic metamorphism during folding."

Berry Lake

The Company's claims at Berry Lake contain a significant, large Cu-Ni-PGE showing in the upper peridotite sill which daylights at the north end of the large Berry Lake Syncline. This entire area was recently staked by Anglo American -- right up to the Rockland property line. Mineralization in the upper peridotite sill points to a "stacked" geometry not previously described in the district, and Rockland encountered dyke-margin facies in several of the Retty Lake drill holes, lending support to this idea.

An updated map and drill hole sections have been posted on the Company website at www.rocklandminerals.ca.

We seek Safe Harbor.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Rav Mlait, President and CEO

Rockland Minerals Corp.

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