Romios Gold Resources Inc.
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Romios Gold Resources Inc.

October 15, 2009 08:30 ET

Romios Increases Molybdenum Grades by 8.1% at Its La Corne Property in Northwestern Quebec

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - The management of Romios Gold Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RG)(OTCBB:RMIOF)(FRANKFURT:D4R) is pleased to announce a significant increase in the molybdenum grades at its La Corne property in northwestern Quebec.

In a press release dated February 12, 2009, Romios announced the results of its 2008 diamond drill program on its La Corne molybdenum property in the vicinity of Val d'Or, Quebec. All nineteen holes totaling 5,738 metres (18,825 feet) in length that were drilled during 2008, intersected long intervals of molybdenum, bismuth, silver and lithium mineralization. The most notable was encountered in hole RQ-08-15 which intersected 168.30 metres (552.16 feet) grading 0.0787% MoS2, 0.0064% bismuth, 0.120 g/t silver and 0.012% lithium. The mineralized intervals from eleven of these holes (RQ-08-08 through RQ-08-19, excluding hole RQ-08-09 which was terminated prematurely short of its target) that were drilled in the vicinity of the former mine workings were re-assayed using the more effective ME-MS61 (four acid ICPMS) method employed by ALS-Chemex Laboratories in Val d'Or, Quebec. The decision to re-assay the drill core was based on ALS-Chemex's representation that the "four acid" method was more effective in digesting all of the molybdenum contained in the higher grade samples. This resulted in an 8.1% weighted average increase from 0.0483 % to 0.0526 % in the overall grade of MoS2 in all of the samples collected from the mineralized intervals in the core from the eleven aforementioned drill holes. In total, approximately 800 samples were analyzed. Although the new analyses did not test for bismuth, silver or lithium, the initial sampling and analyses identified significant levels of these elements associated with the molybdenum mineralization.

The property is located in northwestern Quebec, approximately 30 kms from the town of Val d'Or and is the site of the former La Corne molybdenum mine which, according to previous operators, is reported to have produced 3,838,844 tons of ore at a head grade of 0.33% MoS2 and 0.040% bismuth prior to its closure in 1972. The earlier mining efforts were directed towards developing only the narrow veins on the property. Romios is currently evaluating the potential of a significant tonnage of lower grade material that may be amenable to open pit mining. Since only molybdenum and bismuth was recovered during the mining operation, the Company has just completed a sampling program of the tailing ponds and dumps to determine their silver, lithium and rare earth content as well as their molybdenum and bismuth content. The results of this sampling will be announced when received and reviewed by the Company.

Comparison Between Re-Assay and Original Assay Results for MoS2
Miner- Miner-
alized alized
Intercept Intercept % MoS2 % MoS2 MoS2 %
Width Width (Orig- (Re- diffe-
DDH No From To (m.)(i) (m.)(ii) inal) Assay) rence % Bi
RQ-08-19 128.7 205.5 76.8 70.9 0.0480 0.0554 13.4 0.0069
RQ-08-14 44.9 206.4 161.5 160.2 0.0333 0.0355 6.2 0.0081
RQ-08-12 32.9 84.7 51.8 51.8 0.0375 0.0445 15.7 0.0046
RQ-08-13 25 204 179 175.8 0.0365 0.0343 -6.3 0.0030
RQ-08-08 58 174 116 112.6 0.0870 0.0877 0.8 0.0060
RQ-08-10 25 202.5 177.5 117.5 0.0410 0.0510 19.6 0.0054
RQ-08-11 317.8 413.45 95.65 95.65 0.0360 0.0391 7.9 0.0075
RQ-08-17 135 305.7 170.7 167.35 0.0320 0.0377 15.2 0.0053
RQ-08-15 18 189 171 168.3 0.0787 0.0850 7.5 0.0064
RQ-08-18 158.05 318.4 160.35 153.3 0.0420 0.0470 10.7 0.0149
RQ-08-16 42.25 159 116.75 113.45 0.0598 0.0662 9.7 0.0045
Total/Ave 1477.05 1386.85 0.0483 0.0526 8.1 0.0067

(i) not corrected width (m); width includes underground opening
(underground openings are sampling gaps)
(ii) not corrected width (m); width excludes underground opening

The management of Romios is pleased with the results from the re-assaying of the mineralized intervals of drill core from its La Corne property. The equivalent molybdenum grades that are being encountered are comparable to those at the only open pit molybdenum mine in western Canada. In addition, because of the sharp increase in the demand for lithium (Li), the Company intends to review the economic impact that the lithium associated with the molybdenum mineralization at La Corne may have on the viability of the property. The only underground lithium mine in Canada, currently dormant, is located in La Corne township, a short distance from Romios' property. Shortly, the Company intends to commission the preparation of a NI43-101 compliant report that will incorporate all the historical information and the new data generated by Romios since it acquired the property.

This press release was prepared by Mr. Thomas Skimming, P. Eng., Geologist, V.P. of Exploration, Director of Romios Gold Resources Inc. and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Romios Gold Resources Inc.

Romios Gold Resources Inc., a progressive Canadian mineral exploration company established in 1995, is headquartered in Toronto and is actively engaged in precious and base metal exploration across North America with a primary focus on gold, copper, silver and molybdenum. Romios has significant property interests in British Columbia, Ontario Quebec and Nevada. The Corporation is undertaking extensive exploration work on its Galore Creek area properties in British Columbia, which are centrally located between Nova Gold/Teck Cominco's large gold-copper-silver deposit and Barrick's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek.

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  • Romios Gold Resources Inc.
    Tom Drivas
    President and Director
    416-218-9772 (FAX)
    Romios Gold Resources Inc.
    Thomas Skimming
    Vice President of Exploration and Director
    416-444-0586 (FAX)
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