Roxmark reports 7.6 g/t Au across 20.5 metres within EP Zone open pit target, as Hardrock drilling continues to intersect high grade gold



    TORONTO, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Roxmark Mines Limited (TSXV-RMK) today
reported additional high grade results from the ongoing delineation drilling
program being carried out on the Hardrock Project joint venture in Geraldton,
Northwestern Ontario by Premier Gold Mines Limited as operator.
    Drilling into the South Limb of the highly prospective EP-Zone continues
to outline high grade open pit-style mineralization with new intersections
that include 7.60 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) across 20.5 metres (m) in hole
EP44, 11.96 g/t Au across 4.8 m in hole EP39 and 3.02 g/t Au across 18.1 m in
hole EP42.
    Drilling at the EP-Zone target continues to expand near surface (open
pit-style) mineralization within several parallel horizons. The new results
compliment previously announced intersections within the North Limb that
included 4.56 g/t Au across 24.5m in hole EP029, 3.04 g/t Au across 31.3m in
hole EP031, 2.63 g/t Au across 43.5m in hole EP032, and 2.37 g/t Au across
62.7m in hole EP026, suggesting strong tonnage potential as drilling
progresses into the heart of the EP-Zone.
    The following table summarizes recent results from drilling at the
EP-Zone. Please note that holes EP037-043 all intersected historically mined
stopes prior to completely testing the horizon:

    
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           UTM        Dip/Azi-                       In           In     Gra-
           Coor-      muth                           ter-  Grade  ter-   de
    Hole-  dinates    (de-     EP-     From   To     val   (g/    val    (oz/
    ID     (m)        grees)   Zone    (m)    (m)    (m)   tonne) (ft)   ton)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EP037  504900 E            South
           5503072 N  -45/360  Limb    88.7   92.5   3.8   1.18   12.5   0.03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb C  15.0   17.5   2.5   2.50   8.2    0.07
                               ----------------------------------------------
    EP038  504900 E            South
           5503053 N  -45/360  Limb B  58.6   64.2   5.6   1.06   18.4   0.03
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    99.0   106.0  7.0   0.95   23.0   0.03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
    EP039  504900 E            Limb C  12.4   17.2   4.8   11.96  15.7   0.35
           5503053 N  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb B  53.5   60.5   7.0   1.46   23.0   0.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EP040  504851 E            South
           5503074 N  -45/360  Limb    57.0   58.8   1.8   4.80   5.9    0.14
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    67.0   87.7   20.7  1.34   67.9   0.04
                               ----------------------------------------------
    EP041  504851 E            South
           5503052 N  -45/360  Limb    94.5   102.0  7.5   1.53   24.6   0.04
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               North
                               Limb    112.5  117.5  5.0   1.33   16.4   0.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb B  59.7   74.0   14.3  2.56   46.9   0.07
                               ----------------------------------------------
    EP042  504851 E            South
           5503052 N  -60/360  Limb    95.7   113.8  18.1  3.02   59.4   0.09
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    128.4  144.5  16.1  1.39   52.8   0.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb C  38.8   54.1   15.3  1.38   50.2   0.04
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               South
    EP043  504852 E            Limb B  91.5   110.7  19.2  1.03   63.0   0.03
           5503027 N  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb B  134.0  140.0  6.0   1.44   19.7   0.04
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    162.6  177.7  15.1  1.72   49.5   0.05
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    57.0   77.5   20.5  7.60   67.2   0.22
                               ----------------------------------------------
    EP044  504811 E            South
           5503081 N  -45/360  Limb    95.5   100.5  5.0   7.52   16.4   0.22
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               North
                               Limb    111.0  147.8  36.8  1.05   120.7  0.03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               South
    EP045  504811 E            Limb    89.9   95.0   5.1   10.66  16.7   0.31
           5503054 N  -45/360  ----------------------------------------------
                               South
                               Limb    123.5  135.3  11.8  5.42   38.7   0.16
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) True widths estimated at approximately 70% of intersection width

    The EP-Zone is comprised of near-surface mineralization proximal to the
historic North Zone mine workings from which nearly one million ounces of gold
was produced to a depth of 2,000 feet. Drilling has identified multiple
sub-zones within the iron formation-hosted South (SL) and North (NL) Limbs of
the EP target. Significant mineralization has been intersected over a strike
length of more than 500 m, to depths of up to 150 m, and remains open in all
directions.
    Drilling at the EP and Tenacity Zones continues to return spectacular
results, with both horizons having open pit and underground resource
potential. The operator believes that historic and new results will be
utilized in an NI 43-101 compliant resource calculation. The current program
at Hardrock Project is expected to consist of more than 50,000 metres of
definition and exploration drilling.
    Importantly, the Hardrock Project has the potential for defining several
styles of mineralization capable of hosting resources, with grades and widths
similar to many of Ontario's major gold mines including:

    1) Open pit-style mineralization with grades exceeding 1.5 g/t Au
       (Timmins, Hemlo)
    2) Broad zones of mineralization with grades averaging 5.0+ g/t Au
       (Musselwhite)
    3) Narrow vein zones with higher gold grades often exceeding 7.0g/t (Red
       Lake, Pickle Lake).
    

    The Project is operated by Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) under a
joint venture in which Premier is earning a 70% interest and Roxmark has a 30%
carried interest The Hardrock Project is host to several past-producing mines
which collectively produced more than 2.0 million ounces of gold from the same
deposits to shallow depths of some 2000 feet (600 metres) from 1938-1968. The
mined zones remained open at depth at the time mining ceased and developed
historical resources were left in place within the existing mine workings. (A
qualified person has not done sufficient work to verify the historical
resource, the Company is not treating the historical resource as a current
resource and the historical resource should not be relied upon).
    Initial drilling is focusing on delineating both open pit and underground
resources so that a NI43-101 compliant resource calculation can be completed
in Q4 2009, with the goal of defining a multi-million ounce gold resource that
can be moved quickly towards development (see references to historical
resources above.). The Project offers development advantages with the
Trans-Canada Highway, Trans-Canada Pipeline, and major power lines running
through or located proximal to the property. Significant potential exists for
developing resources in several areas including: open pit-style mineralization
at the site of the original discovery where a resource containing several
hundred thousand ounces of gold was partially drilled off by previous
operators; several newer high-grade discoveries that have been made throughout
this large property package that have received little to no follow-up;
resource blocks reported to remain within the mine workings; and the main
mined zones which remain open below the 600 m level.
    Stephen McGibbon, P. Geo., is the Qualified Person for the information
contained in this news release and is a Qualified Person within the meaning of
National Instrument 43-101. The assay results presented are from core samples
sent to Activation Laboratories, an accredited mineral analysis laboratory in
Thunder Bay, Ontario, for preparation and analysis utilizing both fire assay
and screen metallic methods.
    The Hardrock Project is located in the heart of the Beardmore-Geraldton
Greenstone Belt, a highly prospective high-grade gold district that has seen
relatively little exploration over the past several decades.

    About Roxmark Mines

    Roxmark Mines Limited is the leader in gold and molybdenum exploration
and development in the historically significant Geraldton-Beardmore area of
Northwest Ontario. In addition to the Hardrock Project in the Geraldton Camp,
Roxmark is aggressively pursuing a number of initiatives in the Beardmore
Camp, including re-opening the Northern Empire Mine utilizing the upgraded
onsite mill. In recent years, Roxmark has generated cash flow from
bulk-sampled gold and molybdenum processed at this fully-permitted mill and
has the advantage of infrastructure from nine formerly highly productive gold
mines located on its properties. These mines previously produced nearly four
million ounces of gold from high-grade ore but were closed primarily due to
dramatically lower gold prices at the time and to boundary issues, since
eliminated.
    Further information is available on the Company's website at
www.roxmark.com and on SEDAR under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements". Such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The results or
events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially
from actual results or events. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of
the date of this news release and, except as may be required by applicable
securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or results or otherwise.

    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.




For further information:

For further information: Monir Younan, President, Roxmark Mines Limited,
(416) 860-1636, Fax: (416) 360-7355, roxmark@on.aibn.com; www.roxmark.com

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