Roca Mines Inc.

 Wed Dec 3, 2008
ROCA -- MAX Mill & Concentrator Christmas Shutdown

 Vancouver, British Columbia: Roca Mines Inc. (ROK: TSX-V) ("Roca" or "the Company") is providing notice of a planned maintenance shutdown at its MAX Molybdenum Mill to coincide with the Christmas break.

The MAX mill and concentrator operations will be suspended December 12, 2008 and will restart on December 27, 2008. During this period maintenance crews will carry out a planned program on the generator sets, crushers, grinding mills and other equipment associated with the mill. Full mining crews will continue to carry out work focused on the development of new sub-levels, production drilling, work on access to a new truck dump system and maintenance of the access adit, rail system and mining equipment.

In addition to ensuring future mill availability, the Christmas maintenance break will allow the mine to advance on development, improving operating efficiencies and reducing future scheduling limitations.

The Phase I mine plan for MAX is focused on the deposit's high-grade zone containing 280,000 measured and indicated tonnes grading 1.95% MoS2 (refer to T.N. Macauley's 43-101 compliant technical report dated September 2004 available via SEDAR). Molybdenum oxide currently trades in the US$9/lb. range.

"Scott Broughton"

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

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

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