Fortress Minerals Corp.
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Fortress Minerals Corp.

October 01, 2009 09:41 ET

Fortress Intercepts 62.1 M Grading 3.13 g/t Gold (Uncut) at the Amy Prospect, and 87.4 M Grading 2.55 g/t Gold and 122.5 M Grading 1.76 g/t Gold at the Elena Prospect, Svetloye Project Russia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - Fortress Minerals Corp. ("Fortress") (TSX VENTURE:FST) is pleased to announce the latest results from diamond drilling at the Amy and Elena prospects, Svetloye Project, Russia. Results from the Elena drilling program include drill hole PDSC-278, which intercepted 87.4 meters from surface grading 2.55 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, including 37.6 metres grading 4.67 g/t gold and drill hole PDSC-284, which intercepted 122.5 metres from surface grading 1.76 g/t gold, including 12.3 metres grading 4.54 g/t gold. Drill results from the Amy prospect include hole PDSC-281, which intercepted 62.1 metres from surface grading 3.13 g/t gold uncut (2.13 g/t cut), including 25.9 metres grading 5.71 g/t gold uncut (3.33 g/t gold cut). Please see below table for complete results and attached maps.

To view the maps accompanying this press release please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/FST1001.pdf

Mr. Lukas Lundin, President and CEO of Fortress Minerals, commented, "We are very pleased to see the continued expansion of the Amy and Elena zones. All targets are near surface and remain open for further growth. We look forward to more drilling success in our ongoing program."



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Gold Silver
TD From To Width Grade Grade
Hole Area (m) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t)
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PDSC-275 Elena S 139.5 no significant intercepts
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PDSC-276 Elena 70.5 7.5 61.5 54.0 1.61 2.4
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Including 21.3 51.5 30.2 2.42 3.9
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PDSC-277 Amy 218.0 53.0 93.4 40.4 1.20 less than 1
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Including 59.3 86.8 27.5 1.53 less than 1
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PDSC-278 Elena 218.0 0.0 87.4 87.4 2.55 4.8
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Including 0.0 37.6 37.6 4.67 4.0
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PDSC-279 Amy 221.0 0.0 62.2 62.2 0.42 approx. 1
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PDSC-280 Elena no significant intercepts
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PDSC-281 Amy 221.0 0.0 62.1 62.1 2.13(i) 2.7
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Including 25.1 51.0 25.9 3.33(i) 3.3
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PDSC-282 Elena 163.3 102.3 109.6 7.3 0.98 1.2
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PDSC-283 Amy 140.1 110.6 114.4 3.8 0.98 4.3
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PDSC-284 Elena 161.0 0.0 122.5 122.5 1.76 less than 1.0
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Including 0.0 12.3 12.3 4.54 less than 1.0
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Including 61.0 108.7 47.7 2.68 10.9
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PDSC-285 Amy 200.0 56.0 192.8 136.8 0.71 less than 1.0
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Including 60.2 99.5 39.3 1.21 less than 1.0
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Including 113.7 137.2 23.5 1.06 1.5
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(i) Any values greater than 30 g/t Au have been cut to 30 g/t Au
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Note: All intercepts are core length and do not necessarily represent true
widths of mineralization. Cut-off grade for the intercepts vary to
illustrate general zones of mineralization within holes. A 30 g/t cap
grade is used.
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The Svetloye Project consists of nine prospects that occur over a linear distance of eight kilometres. Prior to the 2009 drilling program, the total inferred resources at Svetloye, including the Elena, Amy and Tamara prospects was estimated at 20.1 million tonnes grading 2.21 g/t gold containing 1.428 million ounces of gold (see Press Release dated April 23, 2009).

Gold is associated with extensive zones of vuggy silica, quartz-alunite and quartz-dickite-kaolinite alteration. This style of mineralization is common to Pierina, Veladero and other high sulphidation epithermal deposits. Fortress owns a 100% interest in the Svetloye Project.

James C. Ashleman, Chief Geologist, P. Geo., and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Lukas H. Lundin, President and CEO

This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's plans for its properties. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to political risks involving the Company's exploration and development of its properties, the inherent uncertainty of cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's periodic filings with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not intend to update this information and disclaims any legal liability to the contrary.

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