Romarco appoints Regional Exploration Geologist

TRADING SYMBOL: TSX: R

TORONTO, March 9 /CNW Telbec/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSXV: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has appointed Mr. Kevin Russell as Regional Exploration Geologist at the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina.

Mr. Russell has more than 25 years experience in exploration and production in the gold industry with extensive knowledge of various mineral occurrences and exploration techniques for finding new resources. Before joining Romarco, Mr. Russell spent six years with Barrick Gold Corp at the Ruby Hill project in the Eureka District of Nevada. He was primarily responsible for the discovery of a deep 1 million ounce plus Carlin-style sulfide gold resource at Ruby Hill and for characterizing the geologic setting of the West Archimedes gold deposit and its currently active East Archimedes extension. Before his tenure at Barrick and Homestake, he was instrumental in determining the volcanic stratigraphy and modeling associated with the Quartz Mountain gold-silver project. Prior to Barrick and Homestake, he was with Anaconda Minerals and consulted on various gold projects for other companies.

Mr. Russell will be based in South Carolina and work under the direction of James Berry (Chief Geologist, Haile) in assessing some of the regional targets that have been identified over the past year. Mr. Berry and his team of five geologists will continue to focus on expanding Haile which remains open in all directions and at depth. Mr. Russell will be reviewing district and regional targets outside of Haile.

Diane Garrett, President and CEO commented "We are delighted to have someone of Mr. Russell's caliber and experience to join our growing team as we advance the Haile Gold Project to development and production. The ability to continue attracting top talent at Haile is a further testament to the quality of the asset. The Haile Gold Project hosts potential for a significant increase in both resources and reserves, (see the Company's March1st, 2010 press release) and is located near extensive existing infrastructure. Mr. Russell brings the expertise and experience to complement Mr. Berry's team to identify and advance new targets within the Haile District."

Mr. Russell holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Geology from California State University. Mr. Russell is also a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

    
    About Romarco Minerals Inc.
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Romarco Minerals Inc. is a gold development company focused on production in the US and Mexico. The Company's flagship project is the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina which is currently undergoing exploration drilling, bankable feasibility study and permitting. The Pinos Gold District in Mexico is a high grade epithermal vein district in the advanced exploration stage.

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SOURCE Romarco Minerals Inc.

For further information: For further information: Romarco Minerals Inc.: Diane Garrett, President and CEO, (210) 621-4200, dgarrett@romarco.com; Victoria Vargas, V.P., Investor Relations, (416) 367-5500, vvargas@romarco.com; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Dan Symons, dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com; Christine Stewart, cstewart@renmarkfinancial.com; Media- Lynn Butler, lbutler@renmarkfinancial.com; (514) 939-3989, (416) 644-2020; www.renmarkfinancial.com

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