| ||Mon Apr 10, 2006|
Roca Appoints MAX Project Management Team
| ||Vancouver, British Columbia: Roca Mines Inc. ("Roca" or the "Company") announces the appointment of Mr. John Kiernan, P. Eng. as Vice President, Mining. Mr. Kiernan's primary responsibility will be overseeing all aspects of the development and construction of the MAX Molybdenum Mine and its subsequent operations.|
Mr. Kiernan is a mining engineer with 22 years of operating and engineering experience in the mining industry, including; capital project implementation, mine design, underground development, production engineering and operations scheduling. In addition, he brings experience as a principal mining engineer from his eight years with AMEC/MRDI, and six years as a mine planning engineer and project manager with INCO in Sudbury, Ontario and Thompson, Manitoba.
Mr. Kiernan has worked on a number of base metal, diamond and gold projects in North America and internationally, including; Campbell Red Lake, Creighton, Diavik, Getchell, Pogo, Snap Lake and Nanisivik. He has also worked as a financial analyst and qualified person and has built economic models to assess project viability including consideration of risk through simulation, scenario and sensitivity analyses. Mr. Kiernan is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) and is a past Chairman of the Vancouver Branch of the CIM.
The Company has also engaged Mr. Ron Magill, a mineral processing specialist, to be its Mill Manager for the MAX Molybdenum Project. He has 30 years of experience with mill construction and operations, including 20 years in supervisory and management roles. Mr. Magill will report to the Vice President, Mining and will be responsible for mill construction, process optimization and operations.
The Company also announces, subject to regulatory approval, the granting of 450,000 incentive stock options to these consultants of the Company at a price of 55 cents per share for a period of five years.
ROCA MINES INC.
Scott E. Broughton, P.Eng. -- President & CEO
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