Romarco Minerals Inc.
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Romarco Minerals Inc.

March 19, 2009 09:01 ET

Romarco Files NI 43-101 Report on Feasibility Study for Haile

SPARKS, NEVADA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report covering the Feasibility Study for the Haile Gold Mine Project (see press release dated February 3, 2009). Gustavson Associates, LLC of Lakewood, CO was responsible for completing the Feasibility Study. The Feasibility Study was based on drilling data through October 2008. The Company is in the process of updating its resource estimate with drilling through January 2009. The revised estimate is expected to be announced before the end of March 2009. All figures are in US Dollars.

Key aspects of the Technical Report include:



Results of the Financial Model

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$750.00 / troy oz $900.00 / troy oz
Gold Price (planning price) (current market)
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NPV undiscounted $250 million $361 million
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NPV @ 5% $161 million $248 million
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IRR 24.3% 33.7%
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- Average annual production of 128,000 ounces of gold and 289,000 ounces of silver

- Cash operating costs of $266 per ounce

- Total production costs of $450 per ounce (capital, bonding, taxes, DDA)

- 1.3 million ounces of gold in mineral reserves

- Capital Costs of $153 million

The mineral resource increase is due to the inclusion of 6 new holes drilled in the Ledbetter area. These holes; DDH0318 to DDH0322 and DDH0327 expanded the resource by approximately 200,000 ounces. A comparison of the estimate with data thru July and thru October is shown below.



Haile Gold Mine Project
Lancaster County, SC
Estimated Mineral Resource

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Resource Estimate Resource
- data through July 08 Estimate - data through Oct 08
Inc-
Con- Con- rease
Gold tained Gold tained from
Measured Tonnes Grade Gold Tonnes Grade Gold July
Cutoff (oz/ton) (000's) (gm/t) (000 oz) (000's) (gm/t) (000 oz) (000 oz)
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0.010 oz/t 12,264 1.708 673 12,588 1.737 703 30
(0.343 g/t)
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0.015 oz/t 9,670 2.052 638 9,973 2.082 668 30
(0.514 g/t)
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0.020 oz/t 8,076 2.341 608 8,376 2.367 637 29
(0.686 g/t)
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Indicated
Cutoff (oz/ton)
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0.010 oz/t 22,698 1.136 829 26,158 1.216 1022 193
(0.343 g/t)
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0.015 oz/t 16,106 1.428 740 18,616 1.537 920 180
(0.514 g/t)
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0.020 oz/t 11,905 1.723 660 13,814 1.866 829 169
(0.686 g/t)
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Meas + Indic
Cutoff (oz/ton)
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0.010 oz/t 34,961 1.336 1502 38,746 1.385 1725 223
(0.343 g/t)
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0.015 oz/t 25,776 1.662 1378 28,588 1.727 1588 210
(0.514 g/t)
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0.020 oz/t 19,981 1.973 1267 22,191 2.055 1466 199
(0.686 g/t)
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Inferred
Cutoff (oz/ton)
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0.010 oz/t 26,148 0.807 679 27,547 0.858 760 81
(0.343 g/t)
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0.015 oz/t 16,199 1.045 544 16,877 1.136 616 72
(0.514 g/t)
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0.020 oz/t 10,674 1.279 439 11,232 1.409 509 70
(0.686 g/t)
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The Feasibility Study converts 88% of the measured and indicated mineral resource to proven and probable mineable reserves. As the February 5th press release states, the mineable reserve now contains 7.8 million tonnes at 2.24 g/t in proven and probable categories. The table below shows the mineable reserve at 0.015 opt (0.514 g/t) and 0.020 opt (0.686 g/t) cutoffs.



Haile Project
Lancaster County, SC
Estimated Mineable Reserve

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Gold
Tonnes Grade Contained
Proven Reserve (000's) (g/t) Gold (000 oz)
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0.015 oz/t (0.514 g/t) 8,338 2.28 610
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0.020 oz/t (0.686 g/t) 7,282 2.52 590
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Probable Reserve
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0.015 oz/t (0.514 g/t) 12,290 1.84 729
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0.020 oz/t (0.686 g/t) 10,529 2.05 695
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Proven and Probable Reserve
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0.015 oz/t (0.514 g/t) 20,621 2.02 1,338
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0.020 oz/t (0.686 g/t) 17,811 2.24 1,285
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Inferred Resource within Designed Pit
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0.015 oz/t (0.514 g/t) 4,883 1.36 214
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0.020 oz/t (0.686 g/t) 3,912 1.55 195
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"We are extremely pleased with the continuing growth of the Haile Gold Mine. The Company is in the process of modeling the drill data from October '08 to January '09 which is comprised of an additional 15 holes. A new resource update reflecting that information will be available prior to the end of March 2009. While an aggressive exploration program continues at Haile, Romarco is moving the project to a development phase that includes definitive metallurgical testing, permitting, process design refinement, and updating the capital and operating cost estimates with the intent to move the project into the detail design stage by this summer. Romarco has been diligently working to create a significant gold mine," stated Diane Garrett, President and CEO.

The resource calculations were completed by Gustavson Associates, LLC of Boulder, Colorado under the direction of Mr. William Crowl, VP; Mr. Donald E. Hulse, PE and Ms. Terre Lane, independent Qualified Persons. Romarco's Qualified Persons for the Haile Gold Mine are Tom Kilbey, the Company's Senior Geologist, and Ken Brunk, Sr. VP COO.

Romarco Relinquishes Interest in Pine Grove Property

In addition, Romarco announces that it has entered into an agreement to terminate its obligations under an agreement originally signed with Toquima Minerals Corporation in respect of its Pine Grove Property. The Company has undertaken an extensive drilling program over the past four years on the property, and has agreed to make a cash payment in the amount of approximately $300,000 (inclusive of previously posted bonds which will be assigned by Romarco) in satisfaction of any further obligations under the agreement. The decision not to pursue any further work on this project was made as part of the Company's desire to focus on the development of the Haile Gold Mine and its Pinos Gold District in Mexico.

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 exploration drilling, development planning and permitting. The Pinos Gold District in Mexico is a high grade epithermal vein district in the advanced exploration stage.

ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

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

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