September 20, 2007, Vancouver, BC --- Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSXV: RDI: OTCBB: RDIAF) announces that the Company has appointed Glenn Norton as Mineral Resources Manager ("MRM") of the South Africa subsidiary Rockwell Resources RSA (Pty) Ltd.
Glenn Norton is a geologist with an Honours BSc degree from the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg in South Africa. He is a registered Professional Natural Scientist. Glenn has had extensive geological, mineral resource management, and production experience in the coal and alluvial diamond mining sectors. He will be responsible for mineral resource management and open pit operations at the Company's existing mines and development projects. He will be Rockwell's Qualified Person.
Glenn will be assisted by the geologist, George Stevens, appointed as staff Geologist and a GIS Technician Igmar Meyer, as Database & Information Technology Coordinator. Both George and Igmar have also had experience in alluvial diamond operations and in particular the supervision of reverse circulation drilling programs and the collection, auditing and storage of data for resource estimation purposes.
The Company has also taken on three trainee Geological Technicians who are receiving training with the geologists and mining team. These Technicians will assist the geologists with monitoring and recording data emanating from on going drilling programs being conducted on the Company's existing mines and new projects in South Africa, as well as playing a role in the day to day control of overburden stripping and gravel excavation. Improved supervision and implementation of mining procedures will yield benefits in terms of grade control and diamond recovery.
President and COO John Bristow stated, "The appointment of these key personnel with their combined experience in the mining and corporate sector provides the Company's management team with additional technical resources to support Rockwell's growth and acquisition strategy."
For further details on Rockwell Diamonds Inc., please visit the Company's website at www.rockwelldiamonds.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.
President and COO
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