Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RSM
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Royal Standard Minerals Inc.

September 29, 2005 20:30 ET

Royal Standard Minerals Inc.: Goldwedge Project-Initial Gravity Recovery Tests Return 90.9% Gold and Drill Program Underway

MANHATTAN, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - ROYAL STANDARD MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:RSM)(OTCBB:RYSMF) ("RSM") -

Drifting on mineralized material is progressing in conjunction with the mining and stockpiling of approximately 1,400-1,500 tons gold mineralized material on a surface pad. This material has been used for gold recovery testing. The testing is being completed at the Company's onsite analytical laboratory. The indications are considered to be very favorable, the majority of the gold, up to 90.9%, can be recovered with gravity recovery methods. A portion of the mine run material may require a secondary grinding to achieve full liberation of the final product to optimize maximum recoveries. The best recoveries involved a grind of the mineralized material to -200 mesh. Test screen analysis of the various size fractions of run of mine material indicates that most of the gold occurs within the size fractions -1/8 inch to +200 mesh. Testing to include more screen analysis of mine run material concentrating on improving liberation of the gold of the finer size fractions is continuing.

The underground development program at Goldwedge is progressing with the development of a second crosscut "B" located north of the initial crosscut "A". At this point more than 400 feet of development work - as well as drifting on two gold mineralized zones - have been completed since early July, 2005. The current development work is concentrated on the completion of crosscut "B" followed by drifting on additional mineralized zones.

The company is also pleased to announce that an underground drilling program is underway. RSM has hired a driller to operate the Company drill and several drill stations have been completed. The focus of the drilling will be to direct the mining and bulk sampling in conjunction with extensive exploration within the gold mineralized system at depth, across strike and on strike of the current development. This program will be ongoing.

RSM is an exploration and development company with advanced gold-silver projects in Nevada.

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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Contact Information

  • Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
    Roland Larsen
    Qualified Person, NI-43-101
    (775) 487-2454
    (775) 487-2454 (FAX)
    www.Royal-Standard.com