Romarco Minerals Inc.

Romarco Minerals Inc.

December 12, 2006 11:12 ET

Romarco Reports Results at Buckskin-National Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 12, 2006) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) announces the results from the 2006 drilling program at the Buckskin-National Gold Project in Nevada. All assay results were completed by ALS Chemex. The long delay in receiving these results was due to analytical discrepancies obtained by ALS Chemex between composite and individual sample intervals. These discrepancies resulted in Romarco requesting Chemex to re-analyze over 75 samples two and three times for both silver and gold values.

Romarco completed 3275 feet of core drilling on the project. The first hole (BN-23) intercepted both the Bell and Lawry veins. The Bell vein was cut from 1219.2 to 1225.5 feet, yielding 1.29 ppm (0.04 opt) Au and 197 ppm (6.35 opt) Ag. The Lawry vein (which is in the footwall of the Bell Vein), first cut by the 2005 drilling program (interval 1415 to 1420 included 0.03 opt gold and 16.13 opt silver), exhibited elevated indicator elements but low-grade Au (0.10ppm) and Ag (16 ppm) between 1401 to 1421 feet.

The test of the Bell vein indicates that we penetrated below the gold-dominant zone but within silver-bearing vein interval. Epithermal vein systems are known to be irregularly mineralized both along strike and down dip, thus, additional drilling across the Bell Vein is necessary to fully test the structure. Historic production at the Bell Vein was approximately 35,000 ounces of gold averaging 1.0 ounces per ton.

The second hole (BN-24), drilled to test the Bobcat breccia vein discovered by the 2005 drill program, intercepted the same breccia interval with 20 feet (1226-1246 feet) of 0.23 ppm (0.007opt) Au, that was enveloped (1206-1266 feet) by high arsenic values that averaged 8,110 ppm. Another strongly brecciated zone (548 to 561 feet) yielded concentrations of 0.14ppm Au and 1830 ppm arsenic between 551 and 556 feet. Abundant stibnite (antimony sulfide) is present throughout the latter interval, and its presence indicates penetration above the precious metal-bearing interval.

The results from the 2006 drilling campaign continue to illustrate that many "blind" (i.e. unexposed) veins and breccia zones remain to be discovered and tested. The Bobcat breccia interval was intersected above the gold-bearing zone, and 2007 drilling will be oriented to penetrate the breccia under the high arsenic interval.

Romarco is an advanced stage exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metals mineral properties. Romarco's management and Board of Directors are comprised of senior mining executives who have extensive experience identifying, developing, financing and operating precious metals deposits in the Americas. It is Romarco's goal to become a producer through development of its own projects as well as through the acquisition of advanced stage projects. Romarco currently has five exploration projects in Nevada, one in Mexico and one in Peru.


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

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