Fortress Minerals Corp.
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Fortress Minerals Corp.

October 25, 2007 07:00 ET

Fortress Intercepts Additional High Grade Gold at the Elena Prospect, Svetloye Project, Russia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - Fortress Minerals Corp. ("Fortress" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:FST) is pleased to announce results from an additional seven drill holes completed at the Elena prospect at the Svetloye Gold Project in the Russian Far East. Of particular significance is the upper 42.3 metres of hole PDSC-106, which intercepted continuous mineralization grading 8.58 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 0 to 16.5 metres, 86.3 g/t gold from 16.5 to 19 metres, and 0.82 g/t gold from 19 to 42.3 metres. Additional significant intervals reported herein include 18 metres grading 8.76 g/t gold in hole PDSC-114; and 55.3 metres grading 1.14 g/t gold in hole PDSC-113 (to see attached map please click on: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/fst1025map.jpg).



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Gold
From To Width Grade
Prospect Hole ID Type TD (m) (m) (m) G/T
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Elena PDSC-098 Core 118 No significant intercepts
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Elena PDSC-104 Core 168.6 0 14 14 2.87
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PDSC-106 Core 151.5 0 16.5 16.5 8.58
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Including 1 4.9 3.9 20.09
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Elena and 16.5 19 2.5 86.30
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and 19 42.3 23.3 0.82
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and 46.2 52.9 6.7 0.69
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Elena PDSC-109 Core 175.6 55.3 88.2 32.9 1.00
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Elena PDSC-112 Core 123 0 28.8 28.8 0.51
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PDSC-113 Core 145.3 0 55.3 55.3 1.14
Elena --------------------------------------------------
and 101.9 109.7 7.8 0.78
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Elena PDSC-114 Core 164 0 18 18 8.76
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During 2007, 61 diamond drill holes totalling 8,306 metres have been completed at Svetloye. Results for 48 drill holes have been released. Results for the remaining 13 drill holes, as well as those for trench, soil, and rock chip samples collected this year will be released as they become available.

Work this year on the Svetloye Project has identified two additional prospects along what is now a 10-kilometre long zone of epithermal gold mineralization. The Elena prospect is now one of nine prospects at the Svetloye Project. Gold is associated with extensive zones of vuggy silica, alunite and late stage veins. This style of mineralization is common to Pierina, Veladero and other high sulphidation epithermal deposits. Fortress currently has a 51% interest in the Svetloye Project, with the remaining 49% held by Freeport McMoRan Exploration Corporation. The Company will earn an additional 29% interest in the Svetloye Project, bringing its interest to 80% through conversion of the Exploration License to a Mining and Exploration License. This conversion is proceeding according to schedule, with the license expected in late 2007.

Mr. Thomas Bowens, M.Sc., P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release. A rigorous quality control program has been instituted involving insertion of certified standards, duplicate sampling and check assaying. Samples are prepared on site or at the DalGeophysical Laboratory, Khabarovsk, Russia or the Irgiredmet Laboratory of Irkutsk, Russia (both accredited by the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Standardization and Metrology "Gosstandart" of Russia). Assaying by fire assay and atomic absorption is performed by the Irgiredmet Laboratory, Alex Stewart Labs in Moscow, Russia and by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, Canada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Ian Slater, President & 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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