Solitaire Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SLT

Solitaire Minerals Corp.

February 18, 2010 17:38 ET

Solitaire Minerals Corp. Closes Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SLT) (Solitaire) would like to announce that the non-brokered private placement announced on January 21st, 2009 has closed. The Company raised $157,500 at a price of $0.09 per share.

A total of 1,750,000 units were issued as non-flow-through units consisting of one common share and one non-transferable share purchase warrant. One warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share of the company at a price of 11 cents per share during the first year and at a price of 13 cents per share during the second year.

Shares, warrants and any shares issued upon exercise of the warrants are subject to a hold period of four months expiring June 18, 2010. The proceeds of the private placement will be used for exploration of the company's mineral properties and general working capital.

About Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SLT)

Solitaire Minerals Corp. is a diversified Junior Canadian Mineral Exploration Company with a specific focus on precious and base metal properties in North and South America. The Company has assembled exploration projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Quebec and British Columbia.

For additional information please contact Solitaire Minerals Corp. or visit www.solitaireminerals.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

SOLITAIRE MINERALS CORP.

Charles Desjardins, President and Director

Cautionary note:

This report contains forward looking statements. Resource estimates, unless specifically noted, are considered speculative. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary Note to US investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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