Rockland Minerals Corp.
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Rockland Minerals Corp.

December 09, 2010 09:30 ET

Rockland Reports Multiple Broad Gold Intercepts In Hole 17, Schefferville Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce additional assay results from the recently completed 1,525 meter, 12 hole diamond drill program at the Schefferville Gold Project, Québec. The Company rushed-assayed 2 samples from hole RL10-17 in November. These first two samples of half-sawed, BTW diameter drill core encountered grades of 6.63 g/t Au and 9.02 g/t Au in two separate intervals. Further results from hole RL10-17 shows that drilling encountered two thick zones of gold mineralization, including 8.25 meters of 1.24 g/t gold and 12.55 meters of 1.04 g/t gold. The results confirm the discovery of broad zones of disseminated gold mineralization.

Hole RL10-17 is located in the main "Arséne" showing, roughly 1,700 meters to the north of hole WT09-04 which encountered 5.56 g/t gold over a core length of 7.11 meters in the "Baleine Rouge Central" zone. Rockland is awaiting assays on the remaining samples from the program. 

hole           interval   Au
number   from   to   (metres)   g/t
RL10-17   11.45 m   19.70 m   8.25 m   1.24 g/t Au
including   11.45 m   12.65 m   1.20 m   6.63 g/t Au
including   11.45 m   13.90 m   2.45 m   3.58 g/t Au
RL10-17   49.70 m   62.25 m   12.55 m   1.04 g/t Au
including   49.70 m   51.95 m   2.25 m   1.12 g/t Au
including   57.30 m   58.40 m   1.10 m   9.02 g/t Au

George F. Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company, and Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this News release, states: "These results confirm and expand the area of known gold mineralization in the Arséne zone based on past results. This prospect presents excellent bulk-tonnage potential for the discovery of a near-surface disseminated gold deposit."

A map of the drilling and pictures of the sample drill core can be viewed at the Company's website at: http://www.rocklandminerals.ca/Project_Schefferville_Gold_Property.php

Rockland is earning a 55% interest on part of the property from Western Troy Capital Resources Inc. 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 original gold claims, optioned from E.D. Black, where Rockland is earning a 100% interest. The 2010 drilling program was conducted on Western Troy claims.

About Rockland Minerals

Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RL) is a Canadian exploration and development company, focused on developing it's "Schefferville" Gold property in the Ashuanipi Metamorphic Province and it's "Retty Lake" copper-nickel, platinum group metals (PGM) property in the prolific Labrador Trough area in north east Québec, Canada. Rockland is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RL".

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Rav Mlait, President and CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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