VANCOUVER, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Roca Mines Inc. (TSX-V: ROK) ("Roca" or "the Company") announces that crews have completed planned rehabilitation work at the MAX Molybdenum Mine. All of the mine bulkheads and landings within the ventilation/manway raise have been repaired and upgraded to ensure safety and improve efficiency of the ventilation system.
Crews have also completed the installation of new underground ventilation fans and associated equipment on the 950m level. The new system will facilitate ventilation of the lowest planned workings of the mine and meet the requirements for ventilation of all mobile diesel equipment.
The mine will return to a temporary shutdown through the holidays and crews will monitor equipment and underground pumping requirements during this period. The Company plans to conduct an inspection of the recent rehabilitation work and review all aspects of the mine with BC's Chief Mines Inspector and the mine's geotechnical consultants in January 2011. Updates on production timing and other planned activities for the MAX Molybdenum Mine will be provided in early 2011.
ROCA MINES INC.
Scott E. Broughton - President and CEO
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