Rocmec to test its thermal fragmentation mining method at Goldcorp's
Porcupine Gold Mine in Timmins Ontario


    
    Symbols: RMI: TSX-V
             D5O: FSE
    
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<p>VAUDREUIL-DORION, QC, <span class="xn-chron">March 19</span> /CNW Telbec/ - Rocmec Mining inc. (the "Company") (TSX-V: RMI) (FSE: D5O) is pleased to announce that a thermal fragmentation unit is set to be deployed to conduct test work at Goldcorp's Porcupine Gold Mine.</p>
<p>Rocmec's responsibilities include supplying a thermal fragmentation unit and qualified personnel to operate the unit.</p>
<p>The present agreement between Goldcorp's Porcupine Gold Mine and the Company consists of introducing the thermal fragmentation mining method that will be compared to the long-hole mining method currently employed at the mine.</p>
<p>The thermal fragmentation mining method offers several advantages such as; less long-hole drilling required, significant reduction in mucking, backfilling, transporting and milling of waste rock, reduces the need of drilling and installing anchor support cables, rapidity in executing the excavation of targeted blocks.</p>
<p>Successful outcome of the test could constitute the basis of a new partnership. Rocmec is extremely pleased with the possibility of this new partnership as the property is located in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, thereby extending our positioning in <span class="xn-location">North America</span>. Rocmec's primary objective is to introduce its Thermal Fragmentation mining method in mining operations and to spread its use within the mining industry. The strategy begins with an evaluation phase in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology, which could lead to an adoption phase of the technology in which the Thermal Fragmentation mining method is incorporated into the mainstream production cycle. The Company's long term objective is to commercialize the technology on a global scale.</p>
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             Thermal fragmentation... mining ounces not TONNES!
    
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<p>The Thermal Fragmentation Mining Method video can be viewed on Rocmec's website or by clicking the following link: <a href="http://www.rocmecmines.com/video_an.asp">http://www.rocmecmines.com/video_an.asp</a></p>
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    About Rocmec Mining Inc.
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<p>Rocmec Mining Inc. is a Canadian junior exploration company actively involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal projects. The Company's exclusive thermal fragmentation process combined with its growth strategy place it as the partner of choice for the development of high-grade narrow vein precious metal properties. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX-Venture (RMI) and the FSE (D5O) exchange.</p>
<p>Rocmec's growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets that will significantly enhance shareholder value. Exploitation of narrow high-grade precious metal quartz veins with its exclusive thermal fragmentation process coupled with conventional mining methods will lead the Company in becoming a mid-size gold producer. The acquisition, development and future exploitation activities the company's Rocmec I property are an excellent example of this strategy.</p>
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<p>This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Corporation expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Corporation believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.</p>
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<p>Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Mr. Donald Brisebois, President & CEO, (450) 510-4442, Fax (450) 510-9901, dbrisebois@rocmecmines.com; Mr. John Stella, Investor relations Manager, (450) 510-4442, Fax (450) 510-9901, Cell (514) 718-7976, jstella@rocmecmines.com

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