Rockcliff Drilling Discovers R1 VMS Zone at Snow Lake Project

    4.08m grading 3.38% copper, 0.27% zinc, 385 ppb gold and 5.3 g/t silver
    and 6.09m grading 3.17% copper, 0.15% zinc, 510 ppb gold and 8.0 g/t

    Trading Symbol RCR: TSX-V

    SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Rockcliff Resources Inc. (RCR: Tier 1 TSX-V)
is pleased to announce that initial drilling of VTEM and borehole geophysical
targets at the Rail Property has discovered a VMS Zone (R1 VMS Zone) rich in
copper, zinc, gold and silver. To date, the R1 VMS Zone has been intersected
in five Rockcliff drill holes and remains open along strike and at depth. It
consists of stringers and massive sulphide lenses of pyrite, pyrrhotite,
chalcopyrite and sphalerite. The R1 VMS Zone is located within a favourable
5km long trend of prospective juvenile arc rocks which presently hosts the
historical Rail VMS Deposit. The R1 VMS Zone is located approximately 250m
south of the historical Rail Lake VMS Deposit. The Rail Property forms part of
Rockcliff's 1,800 km(2), Snow Lake VMS Project, located in central Manitoba.
Additional drilling will recommence once borehole geophysical surveys have
been performed on the recently completed holes.
    Highlights from previous holes (RL07-01 to RL08-27) completed by
Rockcliff at the Rail Property can be viewed on the Company's website at Highlights from the most recent drill holes
RL08-28 to RL08-30 are tabulated below including:

    -   4.08m grading 3.38% copper, 0.27% zinc, 385ppb gold and 5.3g/t silver
        including 1.93m grading 5.38% copper, 0.33% zinc, 586ppb gold and
        7.4g/t silver (RL08-28);
    -   6.09m grading 3.17% copper, 0.15% zinc, 510ppb gold and 8.0g/t silver
        including 0.75m grading 5.75% copper, 0.69% zinc, 670ppb gold and
        12.1g/t silver and 1.00m grading 5.58% copper, 0.20% zinc, 1320ppb
        gold and 13.5g/t silver (RL08-30).

    Significant assay results from drill holes RL08-28 to RL08-30 are
tabulated below along with drill hole information. True thickness is
approximately 80% of drill intersected core lengths reported below. Hole
RL07-08, previously released on February 27, 2008, intersected VMS
mineralization which is now interpreted to be part of the R1 VMS Zone. R1 VMS
Zone assay results from hole RL08-32 are still pending from the assay lab.

    Borehole   From     To  Length Copper Zinc  Gold  Silver Grid
                (m)     (m)   (m)     %     %    ppb    g/t  N/E/Azimuth/Dip
    RL07-08   284.84  288.04  3.20  1.54  0.07   230   less  2800N6250E/270/
                                                       than  -74
    and       294.97  298.70  3.73  1.35  0.04   200   less
    includes  296.27  298.70  2.44  1.74  0.04   270   less
    RL08-28   483.58  487.66  4.08  3.38  0.27   385    5.3  2810N/6880E/265/
    includes  485.07  487.00  1.93  5.38  0.33   586    7.4
    RL08-29   422.30  423.87  1.57  1.35  0.03   241    5.9  2610N/6877E/265/
    includes  423.30  423.87  0.57  2.44  0.04   400    8.5
    RL08-30   374.00  380.09  6.09  3.17  0.15   510    8.0  2610N/6877E/265/
    includes  374.00  374.75  0.75  5.75  0.69   670   12.1
    includes  379.09  380.09  1.00  5.58  0.20  1320   13.5
    (m) equals metres, % equals percentage, ppb equals parts per billion,
    g/t equals grams per tonne, (*) Imperial grid used. Co-ordinates are
    approximate. Hole RL08-31 examined a separate DPEM geophysical target
    with no significant values.

    The R1 VMS Zone mineralization consists of stringers and massive sulphide
lenses of pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite. The zone is located
within a prospective, 5km long conductive horizon, hosting a pervasive, highly
altered, juvenile arc rock package, the same rock package that hosts the
historical Rail VMS Deposit. The R1 VMS Zone is located approximately 250m
south of the historical Rail Lake VMS Deposit. To date, the R1 VMS Zone has
been intersected across a strike length of 70m, between a vertical depth of
215m and 370m and is open in all directions. Additional borehole geophysical
surveys will assist in future drilling in this area. It will also help
determine the extent of the R1 VMS Zone and potential relationship between the
zone and the Rail VMS Deposit.
    Ken Lapierre, President and CEO of Rockcliff commented, "Rockcliff's VMS
discovery is a significant milestone for our Company. It confirms our belief
in the prolific nature and potential of our Snow Lake VMS Project. Our
project, which totals in excess of 1,800 km(2), hosts five known historical
VMS Deposits and literally hundreds of untested geophysical targets with the
potential to host more discoveries. We will continue to systematically explore
and advance our project and we look forward to additional discoveries in this
world class VMS belt."
    Rockcliff has the exclusive right to earn a 100% interest in the Rail
Property from Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company Limited (HBED), a
wholly owned subsidiary of HudBay Minerals Inc. (HBM: TSX). If Rockcliff earns
its interest in the Rail Property, HBED will receive a 2% Net Smelter Return
Royalty. If Rockcliff earns a 100% interest in the Rail Property, HBED then
has the right to acquire up to a 65% interest in the Rail Property. Please
refer to the News Release dated March 23, 2007 for further details.


    Peter Wood, P.Eng., P.Geo., VP Exploration of Rockcliff, a Qualified
Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for
the technical information in this press release and is responsible for
verification and quality assurance of Rockcliff's exploration data and
analytical results. Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly
from Rockcliff's field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under
ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing
10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A
0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analyses and leached in a
multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and
silver by atomic absorption. Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay
using a 30g charge followed by an atomic absorption finish. Samples greater
than upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using fire assay
gravimetric using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and
standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity.

    Rockcliff Resources Inc.

    Rockcliff Resources Inc. is a Canadian resource exploration company
focused on discovery and advancement of its high-quality mineral assets on its
Snow Lake VMS Project. Rockcliff presently controls the Snow Lake VMS Project
totalling in excess of 1,800 km(2) and located within the Flin Flon greenstone
belt. The project presently includes five historical VMS deposits (Lon, Rail,
Reed, Kof, Sylvia) and numerous additional areas with potential for VMS and
nickel-copper-platinum group metal mineralization. Rockcliff also controls the
Shihan VMS Project located in Northern Ontario.

    Forward Looking Statement:

    Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements
which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation,
statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration
results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking
statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors
that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world
wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent
in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and
mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty
of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and
future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Rockcliff undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements
if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The
reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking

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

For further information:

For further information: please visit our website at or contact Ken Lapierre, P.Geo., President and CEO
of Rockcliff Resources Inc. at (705) 688-9800 or at

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