TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 9, 2011) -- Romios Gold Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RG) ("Romios" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the diamond drill program carried out on the "72" and Telena Zones on its Dirk Property in the vicinity of Galore Creek in northwestern British Columbia. Dirk is located approximately 37 kilometers southeast of the Galore Creek deposits and adjacent to the Company's Newmont Lake Property.
Tom Drivas, President of Romios Gold stated: "The drilling on the Dirk Property clearly demonstrates that significant sulphide mineralization is present at various levels from surface to depth. We are eagerly awaiting assays and are hopeful that the results indicate the Dirk Property
could host a major, new mineralized porphyry system".
As previously announced, the mineralization on the Dirk Property consists of veinlets and stringers of bornite, chalcopyrite and trace amounts of digenite within breccias and carbonate rocks that appear to be genetically related to syenitic intrusions similar to those at NovaGold-Teck Resources' Galore Creek project and Imperial Metals Corporation's Mount Polley Project in central British Columbia.
High-grade gold and copper mineralization was discovered within breccias at the Dirk property in 2009 during a property-wide reconnaissance program designed to investigate the original historic Dirk showing dating from 1972 and 1973. Samples collected by Romios from this showing, renamed the "72" Zone for clarity, assayed up to 2.6 g/t Au from outcrop, and 6.21% Cu, 0.577 g/t Au, and 44.1 g/t Ag from a 3.0 metre long chip sample.
The mineralization on the Telena Zone, approximately 1.4 kilometres southwest of the "72" Zone, exhibits styles of high-grade copper and gold mineralization within a syenitic dike swarm similar to the dikes observed at the "72" Zone. Copper mineralization occurs as fine, stockworking veinlets within the orthoclase-feldspar syenite dikes. These veins of chalcopyrite range from 1.0 mm to 1.5 cm wide and are exposed along a 40-metre (131.2 feet) high cliff face on the property. Chip sample assays from the 2010 season ranged from 0.01 to 1.96% Cu, and 0.01 to 1.27 g/t Au. Contiguous chip samples collected along a 24-metre (78.74 feet) length of the Telena Zone (16 samples-each sample, one to two metres in length) averaged 0.74% copper and 0.33 g/t gold. Within this zone, a 7.0 metre (22.96 feet) section averaged 2.0% copper and 0.71 g/t gold which in turn, contained two sections, each one metre in length, that assayed 3.55% copper, 1.38 g/t gold, 16.2 g/t silver and 5.69% copper, 2.2 g/t gold, 20.7 g/t silverrespectively.
Romios has drilled three diamond drill holes, DRK11-01, -02, and -03 totalling 641 metres (2103 feet) on the "72" Zone, and one diamond drill hole, TEL11-01, for 102 metres (334.65 feet) on the Telena Zone, for a total of 743 metres (2,437.66 feet). These holes targeted the zones of copper, gold and silver mineralization identified by Romios in earlier exploration programs.
DRK11-01 was drilled 278 meters depth (912.07 feet) toward the southeast at the "72" Zone. This hole intersected digenite, bornite, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite mineralized veins and cement within breccias of carbonate material adjacent to dikes of megacrystic orthoclase and pseudoleucite porphyry very similar in character to those found at both Galore Creek and Copper Canyon.
DRK11-02, at 207 metres (679.13 feet), and DRK11-03, at 156 metres (511.81 feet), were drilled from the same setup as DRK11-01. DRK11-02 was drilled as a vertical hole and DRK11-03 was drilled toward the northeast. Both holes encountered mineralization within breccias and similar rocks to those from DRK11-01, indicating continuity of the surface mineralization to depth.
TEL11-01 was drilled to 102 metres (334.65 feet) in length at the Telena Zone. This drill hole intersected a significant amount of chalcopyrite veins contained within an orthoclase porphyry intrusion, concentrated along the margins of a late pseudoleucite-bearing orthoclase porphyry dike at approximately 21 metres down the hole. The hole also intersected a recrystallized limestone at depth.
Assay results from the drill core will be released when they have been received and analyzed by the Company.
The technical information contained in this press release has been prepared by Mr. Thomas Skimming, P.Eng., Vice-President, Exploration and a Director of Romios Gold Resources Inc. and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
A map showing the location of the drill holes reviewed herein can be found at:
http://www.romios.com/i/Maps/DirkPropertyExploration2011.jpg. For additional information, including maps showing the location of drill holes completed to date during the 2011 drill program, please visit our website at www.romios.com.
About Romios Gold Resources Inc.
Romios Gold Resources Inc., a progressive Canadian mineral exploration company established in 1995, is headquartered in Toronto and is actively engaged in precious and base metal exploration across North America with a primary focus on gold, silver and copper. Romios has significant property interests in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nevada. The Company is undertaking extensive exploration work on its Galore Creek area properties in British Columbia, which are centrally located between Galore Creek Mining Corporation's large copper-gold-silver deposit and Barrick's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek.
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