Roxmark reports high-grade gold intersections at EP and SP Zone targets of Hardrock Project



    19.03 g/t Au across 11.3m and 6.63 g/t Au across 28.1m

    TORONTO, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Roxmark Mines Limited (TSXV-RMK) today
announced that ongoing drilling by Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) as
operator continues to define significant gold mineralization in multiple zones
at the Company's Hardrock Joint Venture Project in the Geraldton camp,
Northwestern Ontario. The current program, consisting of delineation and
exploration drilling, will continue throughout 2009 and is expected to result
in an NI 43-101-compliant resource estimate by year end.
    Drilling at the EP Zone continues to exceed expectations with recent
step-out and infill holes returning some of the best results received to date.
The first three holes drilled to test the South Porphyry Zone ("SP") have all
returned high-grade gold mineralization within multiple zones.

    Highlights from recent drilling include:

    
    - EP Zone: 5.21 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) across 37.0 metres within
               the North Limb - 19.03 g/t Au across 11.3 metres in step-out
               drilling on the South Limb
    - SP Zone: 6.63 g/t Au across 28.1 metres within the SP Zone underground
               target
               36.22 g/t Au (1.06 oz/ton) across 2.2 metres within the HGV
               Zone target.
    

    Roxmark has a 30% carried interest in the Hardrock Project. The Hardrock
Project is host to several past-producing mines which collectively produced
nearly 3.0 million ounces of gold within 600 metres of surface from 1938-1968.
Early drilling in 2009 focussed on open pit-style mineralization and is now
targeting the huge potential to expand higher grade mineralization amenable to
efficient underground mining methods. Historically at Hardrock, little effort
was made to define narrow vein, high grade mineralization as bulk mining
methods were used to extract the ore.

    EP-Zone
    -------

    The EP-Zone has been identified as a potential high-grade open pit target
in the vicinity of the historic North Zone, from which 2.97 million short tons
of ore were mined at a recovered grade of 0.22 ounces per ton gold (7.54 g/t
Au). Drilling has intersected mineralization in multiple sub-zones within the
EP target over a strike length of 600 metres.
    Previous highlights include 7.60 g/t Au across 20.5 m in hole EP044, 2.37
g/t Au across 62.7 m in hole EP026, and 4.17 g/t Au across 29.0 m in hole
EP053. New results, that include 6.66 g/t Au across 14.0 m in hole EP074, 5.21
g/t Au across 37.0 m in hole EP079, and 19.03 g/t Au across 11.3 m in hole
EP080 continue to define and expand mineralization within the EP target area.
    Table 1 highlights new assay results at the EP-Zone. A complete table of
results for the EP Zone can be found on the Company's website,
www.premiergoldmines.com.

    
    Table 1    New Sub-Zone Intercepts within the EP Zone Target Area
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              UTM       Dip/                 In-            In-   Gra-
              Coor-   Azimuth                ter-  Grade    ter-   de
    Hole-   dinates     (de-    From   To    val    (g/     val   (oz/
    ID        (m)      grees)    (m)   (m)   (m)   tonne)  (ft)   ton)  Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
           5503053 N           147.6  156.4   8.8   5.81   28.9  0.17  Limb B
    EP058   504699 E  -45/360  ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               165.7  176.4  10.7   3.03   35.1  0.09  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
                                62.4   62.9   0.5   5.89    1.6  0.17  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
           5503076 N                                                   North
    EP061   504652 E  -50/360   71.5   72.0   0.5   7.19    1.6  0.21  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               165.7  180.1  14.4   1.23   47.2  0.04  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
                                89.6   98.7   9.1   0.73   29.8  0.02  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               116.5  117.2   0.7   5.04    2.3  0.15  Limb
           5503052 N           ----------------------------------------------
    EP062   504650 E  -50/360                                          North
                               135.2  159.2  24.0   1.71   78.7  0.05  Limb B
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               195.7  196.2   0.5   7.31    1.6  0.21  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
           5503052 N           130.8  135.4   4.6   4.00   15.1  0.12  Limb
    EP063   504650 E  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               181.3  187.1   5.8   4.30   19.0  0.13  Limb B
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
           5503027 N            74.9   92.9  18.0   1.49   59.0  0.04  Limb B
    EP064   504653 E  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               212.8  217.7   4.9   2.83   16.1  0.08  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               124.7  125.7   1.0   5.48    3.3  0.16  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
           5503051 N                                                   North
    EP066   504601 E  -60/360  159.9  162.6   2.7   4.87    8.9  0.14  Limb B
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               249.7  252.0   2.3   5.49    7.5  0.16  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
           5503074 N           108.9  120.8  11.9   4.06   39.0  0.12  Limb
    EP071   504551 E  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               138.1  141.5   3.4   4.48   11.2  0.13  Limb
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
           5503101 N           106.0  116.1  10.1   1.29   33.1  0.04  Limb
    EP072   504549 E  -60/360  ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               128.1  135.3   7.2   2.11   23.6  0.06  Limb B
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
           5503050 N                                                   North
    EP074   504500 E  -60/360  154.0  168.0  14.0   6.66   45.9  0.19  Limb
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
                               159.0  165.7   6.7   3.16   22.0  0.09  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
           5503026 N                                                   North
    EP078   504750 E  -60/360  176.5  185.5   9.0   2.59   29.5  0.08  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               193.0  218.5  25.5   2.12   83.6  0.06  Limb B
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EP079  5503102 N                                                   North
            504808 E  -45/360   40.0   77.0  37.0   5.21  121.4  0.15  Limb
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
                                75.0   76.5   1.5  21.10    4.9  0.62  Limb C
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       South
                               131.0  146.4  15.4   2.10   50.5  0.06  Limb B
                               ----------------------------------------------
           5503026 N                                                   South
    EP080   504807 E  -60/360  156.2  167.5  11.3  19.03   37.1  0.56  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               187.5  189.0   1.5  14.00    4.9  0.41  Limb
                               ----------------------------------------------
                                                                       North
                               241.5  246.0   4.5   2.13   14.8  0.06  Limb C
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    True widths estimated at approximately 70% of intersection widths
    

    UNDERGROUND ZONES
    -----------------

    Following compilation of data from the Project area, several highly
prospective target areas, with the potential to host new underground mineral
resources, have been identified. Initial drilling to test the potential of the
SP Zone, and one of several High Grade Vein Zones ("HGV"), has returned
multiple intersections of high-grade gold mineralization.

    SP Zone
    -------

    At Hardrock, the SP Zone was partially mined in the upper levels of the
mine with 264,354 tonnes (291,428 tons) of ore mined at an average grade of
8.37g/t Au (0.244 oz/t). Intermittent historic drilling that tested the
unmined down-plunge extension of the SP Zone suggests the potential to outline
mineralization over a plunge length of nearly 3.0 kilometres (8,500 feet). The
initial three holes drilled to test this target have all intersected
significant mineralization within the SP Zone in addition to high-grade gold
within a HGV Zone (Note that only MM006 was drilled far enough to intersect
the HGV - other holes are being deepened).
    Table 2 summarizes new assay results from drilling to test the SP Zone.
Highlights include 6.63 g/t Au across 28.1 m and 6.74 g/t Au across 7.0 m
within the SP Zone, 8.42 g/t Au across 2.0 m within the F Zone, and 36.22 g/t
Au across 2.2 m within the HGV Zone. SP Zone results correlate very well with
previous surface drilling results conducted by Asarco in 1994. Previous SP
Zone hits include 11.69 g/t across 7.6 m in 94-77 and 7.76 g/t across 21.6 m
in 94-78. Premier plans to include these intercepts in its NI-43101-compliant
resource by year-end.

    
    Table 2    New Sub-Zone Intercepts within the SP Zone Target Area
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
              UTM       Dip/                 In-            In-   Gra-
              Coor-   Azimuth                ter-  Grade    ter-   de
    Hole-   dinates     (de-    From   To    val    (g/     val   (oz/
    ID        (m)      grees)    (m)   (m)   (m)   tonne)  (ft)   ton)  Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               208.1  210.0   1.9   5.88    6.2  0.17   SP
                               ----------------------------------------------
           5502718 N           219.0  223.4   4.4   6.36   14.4  0.19   SP
    MM004   504306 E  -55/360  ----------------------------------------------
                               240.5  242.1   1.6   8.35    5.2  0.24   SP
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               334.0  336.0   2.0   8.42    6.6  0.25   F
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               230.8  258.9  28.1   6.63   92.2  0.19   SP
    MM005                      ----------------------------------------------
                               252.9  258.9   6.0  17.14   19.7  0.50   SP
    inclu- 5502703 N           ----------------------------------------------
    ding    504257 E  -55/360  272.3  273.5   1.2  10.92    3.9  0.32   SP
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               297.5  300.5   3.0   4.57    9.8  0.13   SP
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               244.0  251.0   7.0   6.74   23.0  0.20   SP
           5502694 N           ----------------------------------------------
    MM006   504199 E  -55/360  314.5  316.0   1.5   4.80    4.9  0.14   F
                               ----------------------------------------------
                               371.0  373.2   2.2  36.22    7.2  1.06   HGV
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) True widths estimated at approximately 70% of intersection widths
    

    Recent compilation work has identified what appears to be continuous
veining over a plunge length of some 1,100 metres (3,800 feet) with historic
intersections that include 112.5 g/t Au (3.28 oz/ton Au) across 1.2m on the
7th Mine Level, 39.1 g/t Au (1.14 oz/ton Au) across 1.2m on the 10th Mine
Level, and 88.5 g/t Au (2.58 oz/ton Au) across 1.5m on the 13th Mine Level.
MM006 intersected similar high-grade vein mineralization up dip from this
previous work. This style of mineralization is similar to that at two of the
nearby mines which exist on the Hardrock Property including the Little Long
Lac Mine (past production of more than 600,000 ounces of gold at an average
recovered grade of 11.66 g/t Au) and the Magnet Mine (past production of more
than 150,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 14.4 g/t Au).
    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 open pit-style
mineralization with grades exceeding 1.5 g/t Au (Timmins, Hemlo), broad zones
of mineralization with grades averaging 5.0+ g/t Au (Musselwhite), and narrow
vein zones with higher gold grades often exceeding 7.0g/t (Red Lake, Pickle
Lake). The Hardrock Project benefits from development advantages with the
Trans-Canada Highway, Trans-Canada Pipeline, and major power lines running
through the centre of the property.
    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. Assay results are from core samples sent to
Activation Laboratories, an accredited mineral analysis laboratory in
Ancaster, Ontario, for preparation and analysis utilizing both fire assay and
screen metallic methods.
    Roxmark's prime focus is development of gold resources by reopening mines
on 100% owned lands in the Beardmore Camp of the Beardmore-Geraldton
Greenstone Belt, starting with the Northern Empire Mine, utilizing the
Company's updated, fully permitted onsite mill.

    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 pursuing a number of initiatives in the Beardmore Camp, including
re-opening the Northern Empire Mine and its onsite mill and expanding the
resource base at the Leitch-Sand River Mine. In recent years, Roxmark has
generated cash flow from bulk-sampled gold and molybdenum processed at its
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 boundary issues and dramatically lower gold
prices at the time.
    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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