Romarco drills 54.9 meters of 5.1 g/t Au at Haile



    SPARKS, NV, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSXV: R) (the
"Company") is pleased to announce assay results from several drill holes at
the Haile Mine in South Carolina. These holes were designed to increase the
density of the drill spacing within the North Resource (Ledbetter) area.
    RC-1508 encountered 24.4 meters (80 feet) of 3.72 g/t Au (0.108 opt) 11
meters above another interval of 32 meters (105 feet) of 4.14 g/t Au (0.121
opt). RC-1509 encountered 15.2 meters (50 feet) of 1.53 g/t Au (0.045 opt),
38.1 meters (125 feet) of 1.95 g/t Au (0.057 opt), and 12.1 meters (40 feet)
of 1.69 g/t Au (0.049 opt). RC-1510 intersected 24.4 meters (80 feet) of 1.32
g/t Au (0.039 opt) 46 meters above 54.9 meters (180 feet) of 5.11 g/t Au
(0.149 opt). All of the control samples submitted with these holes were within
acceptable ranges. See the table below for details and accompanying maps and
sections on the Company's website at www.romarco.com.
    Diane Garrett, President and CEO stated "The Company is drilling 85,000
meters (270,000 feet) with four drill rigs this year. The size of the 2009
program is a clear indication of the continued upside potential that we
believe exists at the Haile Gold Mine. In addition to work designed to expand
the known resource along strike and within the open pit parameters, the
Company will be drilling the first deep holes ever drilled on this property
(in excess of 500 meters or 1,600 feet) to test potential mineralization at
depth. Recent drill results suggest deep, higher grade potential may exist
below the open-pit resource. The success and growth of the Haile Gold Mine
over the past year is significant."

    
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    Hole                Interval          From            To          Gold
                         (meters)      (meters)      (meters)         (g/t)
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    RC - 1508
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    Interval                24.4          68.6            93           3.7
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    Interval                  32         103.6         135.6           4.1
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    RC - 1509
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    Interval                15.2          48.8            64           1.5
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    Interval                38.1          97.5         135.6           2.0
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    Interval                12.1         147.9           160           1.7
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    RC - 1510
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    Interval                24.4          50.3          74.7           1.3
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    Interval                54.9         120.4         175.3           5.1
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    Details of 2009 Exploration Program

    There are four drill rigs working at the site with double shifts on each
rig. One rig is wholly owned by Romarco, the other three are contracted
through Boart Longyear Nevada. The 2009 drill program consists of 85,000
meters (270,000 feet) of drilling in approximately 500 holes.
    The mineralized zone remains open in three directions (north, east, west)
and open at depth. Currently, the property's mineralized zone is comprised of
three modeled deposits (the South Pit, the North Pit - Ledbetter, and the
Snake Pit). The 2009 program will test between these pit areas in order to
merge them into one larger pit.
    One rig is focused on step-out drilling in the North Pit (Ledbetter) to
increase overall resources, the second rig is focused on in-fill drilling the
North Resource area to convert resources to reserves, the third rig is focused
on step-out drilling on the South Pit and Snake Pit, the fourth rig is
drilling on the margin of pit walls to expand the pits. Condemnation drilling
is also being performed to sterilize the plant and facilities sites. During
the next six months, drilling will also be conducted for pit optimization and
reducing the overall strip ratio.
    While the additional drilling is being conducted, the Company is
conducting optimization studies on various components of the recently
completed feasibility study. This work includes, among other things, reviewing
a potential increase in the plant size beyond the currently proposed 7,000
tons per day as well as the most efficient and optimal transport system (haul
truck, conveying or combination) as the three known deposits merge into one
pit.

    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, and
permitting. The Pinos Gold District in Mexico is a high grade epithermal vein
district that is in the advanced exploration stage. Tom Kilbey, Sr. Geologist
for Romarco, is the designated Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

    
                     ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

                             "Diane R. Garrett"
                              Diane R. Garrett,
                             President and C.E.O.

        THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT
     RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.
    




For further information:

For further information: Diane Garrett, President and C.E.O., (210)
621-4200; Shirene Urton, (775) 355-1900; Renmark Financial Communications
Inc.: Dan Symons, dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com; Christine Stewart,
cstewart@renmarkfinancial.com; Media: Vanessa Napoli,
vnapoli@renmarkfinancial.com; François Trépanier,
ftrepanier@renmarkfinancial.com; Montreal: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514)
939-3717; Toronto: (416) 644-2020, Fax: (416) 644-2021;
www.renmarkfinancial.com

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