Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RSM
OTC Bulletin Board : RYSMF

Royal Standard Minerals Inc.

June 08, 2006 10:56 ET

Royal Standard Minerals Inc.: Goldwedge Project Developments Includes Plant Startup

MANHATTAN, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2006) - ROYAL STANDARD MINERALS INC. ("RSM") (TSX VENTURE:RSM)(OTCBB:RYSMF). The Goldwedge project bulk sampling and test mining program has been accelerated with the addition of 14 new employees of that group 10 are underground miners and two more working on the surface bringing the total work force to 22 active employees. Currently the decline advancement is progressing with a 20 hour per day double shift in an effort to achieve the desired underground development objectives. During this process detailed sampling of mined material ("muck"), ribs and face sampling is routinely completed. This material is assayed by the Company assayer onsite, assay results are returned before noon of the following day for the previous days sampling. Gold mineralized material is stockpiled separately for processing. Test drifting, crosscuts are carried out as the decline progresses to target potential mineralized zones, these crosscuts are also utilized as "muck bays" temporary mined material storage near the active face of the decline development as a means to accelerative blast material removal from the active face.

The Company has added a number of new pieces of equipment including two additional underground scooptrams binging the total to four, two 15-ton underground trucks, two jumbo drills for decline development and an additional rubber tired loader. This equipment is additive to the existing 5 pieces of heavy equipment purchased last year.

Currently the Company has more than 60,000 tons of gold mineralized material on the surface in a stockpile to commence testing the onsite gravity plant. All of the proper arrangements have been completed with regulatory authorities to commence startup of the plant by June 9th, 2006. The process of plant operation will start with a single 8 hour shift and include a night shift to complete the necessary repairs and modifications as this phase of the operation commences.

The Company will utilize consulting expertise to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the plant operation and gold recoveries during the startup and initial operating phase.

The Canadian Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for adequacy or accuracy of this release as per Exchange Policy 3.3 section 6.5.

Royal Standard Minerals cautions that the statements made in this press release and other forward looking statements made on behalf of the Company may be affected by such other factors including, but not limited to, volatility of mineral prices, product demand, market competition, imprecision of mineral estimates, and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of the Company.

C.U.S.I.P. # 780919106

LISTED: STANDARD & POORS

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