Roca Mines Inc.

 Thu Jan 8, 2009
ROCA - MAX Mine Restarts Ahead of Schedule

 Vancouver, British Columbia: Roca Mines Inc. (ROK: TSX-V) ("Roca" or "the Company") announces that it has restarted production ahead of schedule, at its MAX mill and concentrator on January 8, 2009. This was previously planned and announced to take place on January 19, 2009.

The mine and mill will operate at a rate of 500 tpd and will quickly work towards Phase I production target rates of molybdenum concentrates. During the Christmas shutdown period a number of tasks were undertaken at the mine and the mill to improve overall operating efficiency. Development work was also carried out to remove the impact on production caused by a localized rockfall on the 875 Level.

"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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