Roca Mines Inc.

 Mon Jul 7, 2008
ROCA - Exploration Drilling Update

 Vancouver, British Columbia: 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.

"Scott Broughton"

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

For further information contact:
Doug Fosbrooke
Investor Relations
Tel: 604-684-2900
Fax: 604-684-2902
Email: [email protected]

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