Rocmec Mining Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RMI

Rocmec Mining Inc.

March 13, 2007 12:38 ET

Rocmec Extends Gold Zones at its Rocmec1 (Russian Kid) Property, Drills 33 G/T Gold Over 1.45 Meters, Adds Significant Potential at Depth

POINTE-CLAIRE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 13, 2007) - Rocmec Mining inc. (the "Company", (TSX VENTURE:RMI) is pleased to announce gold assay results from recently completed underground and surface diamond drilling at the 100% owned Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) Property, located 35 km NE of the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp and 35 km NW of the Rouyn-Noranda Base and Precious Metals Camp.

The Company drill tested in part to test the near surface and depth potential of known mineralized zones and to outline additional and previously unrecognized gold zones. The known gold zones occur between the -150 and -425 levels or 45 to 130 meters below surface, and they consist, in sequence from S to N, of the "McDowell", "Talus", "Shaft", and "Boucher" gold zones, among the most important mineralization corridors. Selected interval assays, part of the more than 3,800 assay results, are outlined in the following table(i):



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Zone DRILL HOLE # FROM TO CORE GOLD
(meters) (meters) LENGTH GRADE
(meters) (g/t gold)
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Boucher RS-06-01 490.75 492.20 1.45 32.92
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Boucher 2 RS-06-01 519.03 522.80 3.77 3.91
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McDowell TH-27 15.79 16.22 0.43 4.97
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McDowell TH-22 26.00 27.80 1.80 6.92
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McDowell TH-28 23.62 24.54 0.92 5.62
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McDowell TH-16 41.82 42.73 0.91 4.05
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McDowell TH-19 22.10 22.34 0.24 120.00
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McDowell TF-83-29 51.51 52.15 0.64 4.80
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McDowell TH-07 9.30 10.67 1.37 2.02
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McDowell TH-25 29.05 29.60 0.55 5.18
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Shaft TH-10 8.75 9.75 1.00 6.86
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Shaft TH-11 7.01 7.92 0.91 3.12
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Shaft TH-12 12.44 13.41 0.97 7.17
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Shaft RU-06-24A 31.18 31.49 0.31 7.54
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Shaft M1H-3B 27.13 28.35 1.22 1.40
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Talus M1H-3B 18.84 20.12 1.28 5.67
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Talus TH-18 7.86 9.66 1.80 7.02
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Talus TH-20 5.94 6.25 0.31 1.51
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Talus TH-19 8.02 8.53 0.51 1.37
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(i) Grades are uncut. Core lengths are measured along the core axis.
True widths are estimated to be at least 70% of core lengths.


Of the 3,838 individual assays, 1,017 (26%) are greater than 1 g/t gold assays. A number of the surface drill holes intersected anomalous and highly prospective gold mineralization 400 m below surface. The "Boucher 2" zone was intersected at a 400 m vertical depth, with a 3.91 g/t gold over 3.77 m (RS-06-01). The zone was previously outlined over an approximate near surface strike length of 300 meter length, but was never drilled to any depth, just as the other mineralized zones. The "Boucher" zone also intersected 32.92 g/t gold over 1.45 m (RS-06-01) at a similar depth.

The new gold mineralization at Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid), linked to the depth extension of the "Talus" and "Shaft" zones, could potentially have a significant impact on the mineral resources. All previous work on the property was essentially centered on a 1 kilometer long, 100 meter wide and 130 meter depth corridor that could increase in size with the expansion of the vein system to depth.

The gold zones at Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) appear to form converging / diverging corridors or anastomosing corridors similar to other World-Class gold mineralizations found elsewhere in the Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Malartic and Val-d'Or Gold Mining Camps, where deposits have individually produced 5 to 25 million ounces of gold.

The Company is currently upgrading the geological and resource model for the property, which will include all of the recent and historical diamond drilling assay results. The modeling work is being carried out by Systeme Geostat International of Blainville (Quebec), under the guidance of Mr. Claude Duplessis, P. Eng., an independent qualified person under National Instrument (NI) 43-101 standards. The Company is planning an extensive drill program later in 2007 to test the down-dip extensions of all the mineralization zones to the -400 m vertical depth, and to outline higher quality gold resources more in-line with other gold systems in the Gold Mining Camps of the region.

The Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) Property

A NI 43-101 technical report completed in 2006 by J.-P. Berube, P. Eng., and M. Bourgoin, P. Geo., summarized the geology, mineralization and exploration history of the Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) Property. Since the initial discovery of gold in 1925 on the Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) Property, private interests and public companies completed more than 30,000 meters of diamond drilling, sank a shaft to 98 meters depth with an additional 844 meters of ramp and 1,916 meters of underground workings (drifts, crosscuts and raises), resources estimation, metallurgical study and bulk sampling (9,366 tonnes from the "McDowell" zone) over a 50 year period from 1934 to 1984, culminating in 1984 with resource estimate of 1,124,532 tonnes grading 8.47 g/t gold (277,000 gold ounces). The mineral resource is historical in nature and non-compliant to NI 43-101 standards. There is no assurance that future work on the property will validate the estimate.

The gold-silver mineralization is linked to east-northeast, centimetric and metric wide quartz veins, dipping moderately to steeply to the south, within a kilometric long by 600 meter wide gabbro to granodiorite intrusive host. There are at least six major vein systems identified on the property; however recent underground work by the Company has confirmed that several veins are likely part of the same system, simply offset by north trending faults. The veins are part of anastomosing fracture system than includes shearing, alteration (silica, chlorite, sericite, epidote and carbonate) and 2 to 10% disseminated and vein-type pyrite that can attain overall widths in excess of 30 meters. The best known vein system is termed the McDowell Zone that may include three different vein sets, and has been recognized over a 1660 meter long strike length, to a 317 meter depth, carrying an average of 6.07 g/t gold capped at 45 g/t over 0.82 meter horizontal width.

About Rocmec Mining

Rocmec Mining Inc. is a Canadian junior exploration company actively involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal projects. The Company's exclusive thermal fragmentation process combined with its growth strategy places it as the partner of choice for the development of narrow high-grade precious metal quartz vein projects. The Company is listed on the TSX-Venture exchange and trades under the symbol RMI.

The company's growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value. The development and mining of narrow high-grade vein deposits with its exclusive thermal fragmentation process should enable the Company to demonstrate the economic plus-value of this technology. The acquisition, exploration and mining development at the recently acquired Rocmec 1 (Russian Kid) property subscribe to this objective.

This news release has been prepared and revised under the supervision of Mr. Jean Lafleur, P. Geo., Director and Technical Advisor of the Company.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual developments or results, may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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