Romarco Minerals Inc.

Romarco Minerals Inc.

December 07, 2006 11:30 ET

Romarco's Roberts Mountains Shows Significant Anomalous Gold and Zinc

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) is pleased to announce the first phase drilling results from its 100% owned Roberts Mountains Gold Project, located in the Cortez Trend of Nevada.

The program included 7,210 feet of reverse circulation drilling in ten (10) vertical holes one of the two claim blocks controlled by Romarco in the area. The 2006 drilling focused on the contact between the Devils Gate and Webb Formations which were identified in the 2005 mapping and soil geochemistry program. This contact is known to host significant ore deposits in this trend.

The significant anomalous gold intervals in RM 1 and 5 in conjunction with the very thick intervals of detectable gold in RM 2, 6, and 7 and the prominent northeast and northwest structural zones indicate a very favourable setting for the "Rain-type" mineralization.

Drilling was laid out to test the two northeast trending structural zones where correlative gold and trace elements occurred with favourable alteration. RM 1,2, and 9 tested the eastern zone and RM 5, 6, and 7 tested the western zone. RM 3 and 4 were located to test the inferred range front fault as well the mapped Webb/Devils Gate contact. RM 8 and 10 were collared in the Webb Formation to test the extensions of northwest trending soil geochemistry.

RM 1 and 5 both contain significant anomalous gold intervals which occur at the Webb/Devils Gate contact. RM 5 returned:

- 10 feet (180' to 190') of 0.014 opt Au

- 5 feet (195' to 200') of 0.012 opt Au

- 10 feet (205' to 215') of 0.011 opt Au

These intervals are within a broader interval containing 40 feet (180'220') of 0.011 opt Au. RM 5 appears to be within a prominent northeast trending structural zone which also contains RM 6 and 7. RM 6 contains over 500 feet of detectable gold with 5 feet (595' to 600') of 0.144 ppm Au and 5 feet (605' to 10') of 0.123 ppm. RM 7 has over 300 feet of detectable gold.

RM 1 returned:

- 5 feet (375' to 380') of 0.012 opt Au

- 5 feet (405' to 410') of 0.011 opt Au

- 5 feet (415' to 420') of 0.018 opt Au

Additionally, the gold bearing zone of RM-1 returned Zinc values as follows:

- 30 feet (320'-350') of 2.6% Zn

- 45 feet (375' to 420') of 1.5% Zn (which includes 410' to 415'; a 5 foot zone of no sample)

The Roberts Mountains gold project is approximately six miles southeast of the Tonkin Springs Mine (U.S. Gold) and is immediately adjacent to the Gold Stone deposit, one of five deposits from which Atlas Precious metals produced gold.

For further information, including a map of the drilling program, please see Romarco's website at

Mr. Buster Hunsaker is Romarco's Qualified Person on the Roberts Mountains Project.

Romarco contracted Lang Exploratory Drilling (a division of Boart Longyear Company) to perform the drilling, and the program was supervised by Dr. Tommy Thompson, Romarco's V.P. Exploration who also is a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101. ALS Chemex conducted the assay analysis.

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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