ROMARCO DRILLS 115.3 METERS OF 3.4 G/T GOLD AT MILL ZONE AND 47.2 METERS OF 5.3 G/T GOLD BETWEEN SNAKE AND HORSESHOE

TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update of recent assay results from the on-going drill program at its 100%-owned Haile Gold Mine project in South Carolina.  The results continue to demonstrate the sustained growth and continuity of the mineralized system at Haile.  Highlighted holes from zones throughout the property include:

  • DDH-372, an infill hole in Mill Zone (the higher grade portion of South Pit) encountered 115.3 meters of 3.4 g/t gold (including a 34.1-meter zone of 5.7 g/t gold) beginning 13.4 meters below the surface;
  • DDH-396 encountered 53.7 meters of 3.7 g/t gold (including a 1.5-meter zone of 73.8 g/t gold) and 45.3 meters of 3.0 g/t gold between Ledbetter and South pits (including a 4.6-meter zone of 11.1 g/t gold);
  • RCT-81 encountered 15.2 meters of 4.3 g/t gold in the western portion of Snake;
  • RCT-46 located between Snake and Horseshoe encountered 32.0 meters of 3.1 g/t gold (including a 5.9-meter zone of 7.9 g/t gold) and 47.2 meters of 5.3 g/t gold (including a 5.0-meter zone of 8.4 g/t and a 15.2-meter zone of 11.3 g/t gold) approximately 33 meters west of RCT-19 (30.8 meters of 4.9 g/t gold - see September 7, 2010 press release);
  • RC-1995, a step-out hole at Horseshoe, intersected 36.6 meters of 4.6 g/t gold (including a 3.0-meter zone of 28.9 g/t gold) and will extend a portion of the mineralization closer to the surface.

Step-out drilling is continuing to define several new prospective targets outside of the resource shell.  RC-1973 encountered 21.3 meters of 3.1 g/t gold (including 7.6 meters of 6.6 g/t gold) located over 450 meters north of the proposed South Pit and RCT-63 encountered 21.3 meters of 3.2 g/t gold (including 12.5 meters of 4.4 g/t gold) approximately 500 meters below the surface and 50 meters south of the proposed South Pit.  Additionally, deeper drill testing southwest of Snake has encountered mineralization at depths greater than any previous Haile drilling.  RCT-51, located over 360 meters northeast of RCT-63, identified multiple mineralized intervals including 44.2 meters of 1.2 g/t gold and 32.0 meters of 1.7 g/t gold, which were encountered between 580 to 745 meters below surface and below the southwest extent of the proposed Snake pit.  These results demonstrate the continuation of the Haile mineralized system well beyond the designed resource boundaries.  The deeper mineralization along the southern edge of the Haile system is very poorly constrained over a large area; yet, RCT-63 shows the grades can be sufficient for consideration of underground mining and the continuation of broad mineralized intercepts demonstrates potential for finding additional resources at depth.  Further drilling is planned around all new intercepts to better define the mineralization in these new target areas.

Exploration drilling north of Ledbetter has identified gold mineralization well beyond the known Haile resource.  RC-1943 encountered multiple zones of mineralization, including 16.8 meters of 3.5 g/t gold (including 4.6 meters of 9.4 g/t gold), located over 300 meters north from the currently proposed Ledbetter pit wall.  The mineralized intercepts begin at 290 meters below surface; slightly lower than the planned pit bottom and significantly shallower than previously projected northerly extensions of the Ledbetter ore body.  Additional drilling in the area encountered 12.2 meters of 3.7 g/t gold in RC-1972.  Assays are pending from follow-up holes around RC-1943 to begin determining the size and shape of this mineralization.

To view a table of selected drill results, see Appendix.

Plan view maps are available on the homepage of the Company's website: www.romarco.com

Sample Procedure

Drilling is being performed by Romarco's company owned drills (4 core, 1 reverse circulation), by Connors Drilling, and by Boart Longyear.  The drill samples are prepared and assayed by Alfred H. Knight Group (formerly Alaska Assay Laboratory).  Samples are prepared at their facility in Spartanburg, SC and assaying is completed in Fairbanks, AK.  Blank samples and third party standards are inserted at random for submittal with all of the drill samples.  The results of the control samples are within acceptable ranges.  Periodic duplicate and check samples are analyzed by ALS Chemex in Reno, NV.  For a full discussion of the Company's sampling, analysis, quality assurance, quality control, and other technical disclosure, please see the Company's National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 Feasibility Technical Report dated February 10, 2011 on SEDAR. Romarco's Qualified Person under NI 43-101 is Peter J. Butterfield, senior geologist at Haile.

About Romarco Minerals Inc.

Romarco Minerals Inc. is a gold development company focused on production primarily in the US.  The Company has completed a positive Feasibility study and is continuing exploration drilling and permitting for its flagship project, the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina.

Appendix

Table of Selected Drill Holes

Hole Interval
(meters)
From
(meters)
To
(meters)
Gold
(g/t)
         
RC-1969        
Small        
Interval 3.0 77.7 80.7 1.0
Interval 6.1 256.0 262.1 0.9
Interval 4.6 410.0 414.6 0.5
RC-1962        
Mill Zone        
Interval 7.6 91.5 99.1 2.2
Interval 9.1 108.2 117.3 1.1
Interval 3.0 129.6 132.6 0.8
DDH-372        
Mill Zone - Infill        
Interval 115.3 13.4 128.7 3.4
Including 34.1 56.4 90.5 5.7
Interval 2.1 132.0 134.1 0.8
RC-1973        
N. Mill Zone        
Interval 21.3 324.6 345.9 3.1
Including 7.6 338.3 345.9 6.6
RCT-75        
W. Ledbetter        
Interval 16.2 254.5 270.7 1.7
Interval 3.0 280.4 283.4 1.0
RCT-76        
W. Ledbetter        
Interval 3.7 259.9 263.6 0.9
Interval 21.6 292.6 314.2 1.4
DDH-390        
W. Ledbetter        
Interval 3.0 152.4 155.4 0.7
Interval 10.4 171.0 181.4 0.5
Interval 8.5 189.0 197.5 0.9
Interval 11.3 256.9 268.2 1.0
Interval 5.1 273.5 278.6 0.6
Interval 3.0 295.7 298.7 0.7
DDH-396        
W. Ledbetter        
Interval 4.6 85.3 89.9 0.9
Interval 12.1 221.1 233.2 0.6
Interval 30.5 251.5 282.0 1.4
Interval 15.2 288.1 303.3 0.7
Interval 23.0 310.9 333.9 1.0
Interval 53.7 339.5 393.2 3.7
Including 1.5 368.8 370.3 73.8
Interval 45.3 403.8 449.1 3.0
Including 4.6 429.8 434.4 11.1
RC-1943        
N. Ledbetter        
Interval 16.8 323.1 339.9 3.5
Including 4.6 323.1 327.7 9.4
Interval 10.7 374.9 385.6 0.8
Interval 4.6 390.1 394.7 1.2
RC-1972        
N. Ledbetter        
Interval 3.0 285.0 288.0 0.7
Interval 3.0 358.2 361.2 1.1
Interval 3.0 367.3 370.3 1.7
Interval 12.2 373.4 385.6 3.7
Interval 7.6 408.4 416.0 1.0
RC-1981        
N. Ledbetter        
Interval 3.0 112.8 115.8 8.5
Interval 3.0 288.1 291.1 0.6
Interval 4.6 399.3 403.9 0.5
RC-1983        
N. Ledbetter        
Interval 3.0 181.4 184.4 1.6
Interval 3.0 192.1 195.1 1.5
Interval 4.6 339.8 344.4 0.7
Interval 4.6 347.5 352.1 0.7
Interval 12.2 362.7 374.9 0.6
Interval 4.6 396.2 400.8 0.7
Interval 3.0 406.9 409.9 1.7
Interval 6.1 414.5 420.6 1.1
RCT-66        
S. Ledbetter        
Interval 6.1 42.7 48.8 0.8
Interval 6.1 61.0 67.1 6.3
Interval 3.0 71.6 74.6 1.1
Interval 7.6 79.3 86.9 0.8
Interval 24.4 97.5 121.9 1.1
Interval 9.1 323.1 332.2 1.1
Interval 3.9 397.8 401.7 4.8
Interval 4.6 434.3 438.9 3.9
Interval 4.3 446.5 450.8 1.1
RC-1974        
South Pit        
Interval 15.2 114.3 129.5 2.2
Interval 3.0 135.7 138.7 0.7
RCT-51        
South Pit/Snake        
Interval 15.8 319.5 335.3 0.8
Interval 4.9 342.6 347.5 1.0
Interval 7.9 351.8 359.7 0.8
Interval 8.4 363.9 372.3 0.6
Interval 10.9 510.5 521.4 1.7
Interval 44.2 612.6 656.8 1.2
Interval 3.4 676.6 680.0 0.7
Interval 32.0 701.0 733.0 1.7
Interval 4.6 752.8 757.4 0.7
Interval 1.5 765.0 766.5 10.7
Interval 5.4 780.3 785.7 1.6
RCT-62        
South Pit/Snake        
Interval 6.1 158.5 164.6 0.7
Interval 6.1 184.4 190.5 0.6
Interval 7.6 216.4 224.0 0.6
Interval 53.3 236.2 289.5 0.8
Interval 6.3 298.7 305.0 0.6
RCT-63        
South Pit/Snake        
Interval 19.8 321.6 341.4 1.1
Interval 3.0 506.0 509.0 0.8
Interval 7.6 530.4 538.0 1.6
Interval 21.3 545.6 566.9 3.2
Including 12.5 548.3 560.8 4.4
Interval 2.7 571.5 574.2 0.6
RC-1979        
Snake        
Interval 3.0 114.3 117.3 1.2
Interval 6.1 242.3 248.4 1.8
Interval 3.0 282.0 285.0 4.0
Interval 9.1 288.1 297.2 0.6
RCT-81        
Snake        
Interval 15.2 169.2 184.4 4.3
Interval 3.0 189.0 192.0 2.1
Interval 7.6 196.6 204.2 1.0
Interval 3.0 228.6 231.6 1.1
RCT 47        
Snake        
Interval 17.5 139.3 156.8 2.5
Interval 4.6 170.7 175.3 0.7
Interval 3.4 184.0 187.4 1.1
Interval 4.6 539.5 544.1 0.7
Interval 15.2 579.1 594.3 0.7
Interval 3.0 600.5 603.5 0.6
Interval 2.4 606.3 608.7 1.6
RCT-43        
Snake/Horseshoe        
Interval 13.7 213.4 227.1 1.3
Interval 7.6 283.5 291.1 1.1
Interval 6.1 438.9 445.0 1.4
Interval 3.0 472.5 475.5 1.8
Interval 3.0 518.2 521.2 0.7
RCT-46        
Snake/Horseshoe        
Interval 3.0 292.6 295.6 0.8
Interval 3.0 307.9 310.9 1.5
Interval 4.3 312.7 317.0 0.8
Interval 12.0 321.6 333.6 3.9
Interval 32.0 339.9 371.9 3.1
Including 5.9 359.0 364.9 7.9
Interval 6.1 443.5 449.6 1.0
Interval 47.2 467.9 515.1 5.3
Including 5.0 469.4 474.4 8.4
Including 15.2 483.1 498.3 11.3
RC-1995        
Horseshoe        
Interval 6.1 204.2 210.3 0.7
Interval 36.6 213.3 249.9 4.6
Including 3.0 214.9 217.9 28.9

SOURCE ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

For further information:

Romarco Minerals Inc.  

Diane Garrett, President and CEO 
Phone: 210-621-4200
E-mail: dgarrett@romarco.com
Dan Symons, Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: 416-367-5500
E-mail: dsymons@romarco.com

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Maurice Dagenais 514-939-3989 or via e-mail at mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com

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