ROCA - Exploration Drilling Update

    ROK: TSX.V

    VANCOUVER, July 7 /CNW/ - Roca Mines Inc. (ROK: TSX-V) ("Roca" or "the
Company") provides the following update on exploration activities at a number
of its exploration projects in British Columbia.

    Molybdenum and Tungsten Targets - MAX Project

    An initial diamond drill program announced on June 12, 2008 has now been
completed at both the North Molybdenum biogeochemical target and at the Ridge
Tungsten Zone. Both of these targets are located at the Company's MAX project
and are wholly located within the existing property. Drilling at the North
molybdenum biogeochemical target consisted of a total of 732 metres in three
holes and drilling at the Ridge Tungsten Zone consisted of a total of
1,170 metres in four holes. Sampling of all cores is complete and all samples
are currently at the assay laboratory. Results will be announced when received
and compiled.

    Initial Exploration Drilling at the Lardeau Properties

    An initial diamond drilling program has now commenced at the Company's
Lardeau properties where six holes totaling approximately 2,000 metres will be
cored. Targets at the Lardeau properties include molybdenum, tungsten, lead,
zinc, copper, gold and silver.

    Foremore Project Exploration Program Begins

    Following the completion of drilling at the Lardeau Properties, the
surface rig will be mobilized to the Company's Foremore Project located 45 km
north of the Eskay Creek Mine and along the road-route to the Galore Creek
Project. Foremore has several copper, lead, zinc, gold and silver targets and
has been the focus of much past work by the Company. Preparatory fieldwork
will commence on July 8, 2008 followed by magnetometer and induced
polarization surveys at key target areas. An initial drill program to include
up to 8,000m of coring is planned to commence on July 29, 2008.

                               ROCA MINES INC.

                              "Scott Broughton"

                 Scott E. Broughton, P.Eng. - President & CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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