SOURCE: Romarco Minerals Inc.

March 25, 2008 08:30 ET

Romarco Appoints Brunk Chief Operating Officer

SPARKS, NV--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Ken Brunk as Sr. VP, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In a press release dated February 4, 2008, the Company announced it had retained Mr. Brunk to head up the feasibility study at the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina. Mr. Brunk has now joined the Company in a full time role.

Mr. Brunk has a long and distinguished career in the mining industry. Mr. Brunk was recently President and CEO of Harrison Western Group, which provided engineering services, process technology, and mining and construction services to the mining industry. Prior to that, Mr. Brunk had a long tenure with Newmont Mining with responsibilities including metallurgical process development, management of operations, business development and exploration, and finally as senior technical officer, responsible for all the technical functions of the operations, mine planning, metallurgical development, projects, and engineering groups within Newmont. He played a key role in the development of many of the on- shore and off-shore mines within Newmont, including the process design and project organization. Also, Ken was a Vice President of Bateman Engineering responsible for engineering studies, feasibility studies and metallurgical process plants for gold, base metals and industrial minerals treatment plants worldwide.

Mr. Brunk commented, "I am excited about the future of Romarco and the potential of the Haile Gold Mine as well as PInos Gold District in Mexico. The Company has a solid, very experienced technical team on the ground at Haile and I look forward to continuing the leadership of that team to successful completion of the bankable feasibility study. In addition, I look forward to working with Diane to significantly grow this company."

Ms. Diane Garrett commented, "Ken's experience in feasibility studies and building mining operations worldwide is extremely valuable to our shareholders and to the future growth of the Company. Ken's technical knowledge and exposure to opportunities combined with my knowledge and relationships in the financial community create a strong leadership team focused on delivering value to the shareholders."

Mr. Brunk holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech. Throughout his career he has conducted numerous feasibility studies, and has been responsible for the design, construction, staffing, and operation of multiple new mines and improving process efficiencies on existing mines around the world.

Mr. Brunk's knowledge, skills and experience will be extremely valuable to Romarco as he guides the feasibility study to completion and prepares for construction and development of the Haile Gold Mine.

Mr. Brunk has been granted 300,000 stock options at C$0.18 in connection with this appointment.

About Romarco:

Romarco Minerals Inc. is a gold development company focused on production in the US and Mexico. The Company's flagship project is the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina, which is currently undergoing feasibility and exploration. The Pinos Gold District in Mexico is a high-grade epithermal vein district in the advanced exploration stage. The Company also has three gold exploration projects in Nevada.

For further information, please contact Diane Garrett, President and C.E.O. at (830) 634-7489 or by e-mail at or Shirene Urton, Executive Assistant at (775) 355-1900 or by e-mail at


"Diane R. Garrett"
Diane R. Garrett,
President and C.E.O.


Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Diane Garrett
    President and C.E.O.
    (830) 634-7489
    Email Contact

    Shirene Urton
    Executive Assistant
    (775) 355-1900
    Email Contact

    Romarco Minerals Inc.
    997 Greg Street
    Sparks, Nevada
    USA 89431
    Tel: (775) 355-1900
    Fax: (775) 355-1907
    Email Contact