Romarco Minerals Inc.
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Romarco Minerals Inc.

November 02, 2005 08:45 ET

Romarco Appoints Dr. Tommy Thompson as V.P. Exploration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tommy B. Thompson to the position of V.P. Exploration of Romarco. Dr. Thompson (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Geology) will be responsible for overseeing all of the Company's exploration programs and assist the company in identifying and acquiring quality projects in North and South America. Dr. Thompson's knowledge of the industry and experience working on world-class ore deposits in North and South America will be extremely valuable to Romarco as it advances its own portfolio of exploration projects and also seeks to acquire additional, advanced stage and near term producing assets.

Dr. Thompson has had a long and distinguished career in both academia and as a geological consultant in the mining industry. Dr. Thompson has been a Consultant to more than 30 exploration and mining companies in the United States (including Alaska), Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Notable clients include Newmont Mining Company, Homestake Mining Company, ASARCO Inc., FMC Gold Corporation, Phelps-Dodge Mining Company, Meridian Minerals (PT) and many others. Dr. Thompson has worked on world-class ore deposits in both North and South America, including Carlin-type gold deposits, volcanic-hosted bonanza gold/silver deposits, manto-style base- and precious-metal deposits, porphyry copper deposits, and porphyry- and stockwork-molybdenum deposits.

Dr. Thompson was Chief Consulting Geologist for Romarco and Project Geologist for Romarco's Buckskin-National Gold Project which just completed its 2005 drill program.

Dr. Thompson is currently Director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology, Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, University of Nevada-Reno, and is also a Professor of Economic Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering. Tommy received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D in Geology at the University of New Mexico and has held various other positions in academia including: Associate Professor in the Geology Department, Oklahoma State University; Professor of Economic Geology, Department of Earth Resources, Colorado State University; and, since 1995, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University. His publication list is extensive, including numerous technical publications co-authored with graduate students under his supervision.

ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

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

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