Romarco Minerals Inc.

Romarco Minerals Inc.

December 13, 2006 08:30 ET

Romarco Schedules Drilling at Pinos Gold District, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 13, 2006) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) is pleased to announce that the core drill rig will arrive on the Pinos project site just after the new year with drilling expected to commence on or about January 8th, 2007. Romarco has contracted with R&R Incorporated Servicios de Perforacion Insemin S.A. de C.V., a drilling company based in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

The current underground sampling program at the Pinos Gold Project is well underway Romarco is utilizing the existing shafts on the property and has four samplers currently working on the 30 meter level taking samples along the Cinco Estrellas Vein System. Sampling will continue to the San Ernesto, San Miguel, Tanous, Guapos and Infatita Veins. Over 100 samples will be collected from the underground workings and will be used for assay data and metallurgical testing.

Romarco has selected eleven drill sites where core drilling will test continuity of the known vein systems at depth and along strike.

Both the sampling and drilling programs are focused on the northern portion of the property known as Catanava - this is the area where all known veins converge and represents only 4% of the Company's land package.

The Pinos Gold District:

- Comprises more than 3,000 hectares of multi-vein gold systems

- Discovered by the Spaniards in 1546 - Gold dominant district

- Last mining was in 1941 - limited modern day exploration

- Historical production - 5 million ounces of gold @ 60 g/t and 25+ million ounces of silver @500 g/t (reported by Bethlehem Steel)

- Prior mining was above the water table (approx. 100 m in depth)

- Three known vein systems with continuous strike length of over 5km

- Numerous additional parallel veins identified through previous drilling but never mined

Additional information on the Pinos Gold District, including maps and photos, is available at Romarco's website at

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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