Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
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Royal Standard Minerals Inc.

November 08, 2005 02:55 ET

RSM Drilling Advances Mine Permitting Program at Railroad-Pinon, Carlin Trend, Nevada

SPARKS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - ROYAL STANDARD MINERALS INC. ("RSM") (TSX VENTURE:RSM)(OTCBB:RYSMF)

During the initial phase of the ongoing surface drill program at Railroad-Pinon, 10 exploration/environmental holes have been drilled into the Railroad open-pit deposits. A total to 2530ft of drilling to date is completed in shallow holes ranging from 200-300ft in depth. The data is being gathered for multiple uses in the permitting of the mines and metallurgical testing of the gold recovery.

Several of the holes drilled were extension tests of the mineralized zone at the east Jasperoid deposit and to fill in a resource gap in the Pod deposit.

Four additional monitor water wells were also drilled and completed and well heads installed. The wells were sampled along with surface springs in the area as a start to monitoring the ground study for environmental assessment.

In addition, trenching was completed to expose mineralization for bulk sampling. A bulk sample of approximately 400lbs containing 0.081 gold (2.48grams/ton - average grade of the Pod deposit) was collected for column leach testing and delivered to Kappes-Cassiday and associates for metallurgical testing.

All drill samples were delivered to the company's Goldwedge chemical assay laboratory for preliminary gold analyses and then selected intervals will be forward to Kappes-Cassiday for Cyanide soluble testing and to Dyer Engineering for testing the acid generating potential of the planned waste dumps as part of reclamation plan.

The ongoing exploration program includes a deeper drill program to test the (previously reported) adjoining widespread copper mineralization and deep "Carlin" gold mineralized targets.

Railroad-Pinon is Royal Standard Minerals second development project. The company's Goldwedge deposit is undergoing final fabrication of the gravity production plant this week. The company will then begin a phase of test mining, and is expecting to pour its first gold in the coming weeks.

Royal Standard Minerals Inc. is a Nevada gold-silver exploration and development company with 7 projects distributed within central and northern Nevada. The Company's most advanced project is the Goldwedge Project located in Nye County, 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

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

Contact Information

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