Solitaire Minerals Corp.
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Solitaire Minerals Corp.

January 21, 2010 12:49 ET

Solitaire Minerals Corp. Planning an Extensive Ground Program Bordering Imperial's Red Chris Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2010) - Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SLT)(OTCBB:SREMF) (Solitaire) is currently planning an extensive ground program over its newly acquired land package adjoining the boundary of Imperial Metal Corporation's (TSX symbol: III) Red Chris property. The program will commence as soon as weather permits. To view a map of the location of Summit "A" and Summit "B" please visit the following link:

Solitaire has entered into an option agreement whereby it can earn up to 100% interest in two property units collectively named the Summit Lake Project totaling 5,458 acres in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The 2,948-acre Summit "A" property unit immediately borders the eastern boundary of Imperial Metal Corporation's Red Chris property. The 2,510-acre Summit "B" property is located ten kilometres northwest of the Red Chris property.

Two mineralized systems have been identified on the Summit "B" property, within a kilometer to the south of a large early Mississippian granodiorite to diorite pluton. One system is indicated by several trenches exposing a system of vein-style copper, gold and silver mineralization over a strike length of approximately 170 meters with an average width of 5 meters. Grab samples of phyllitic material returned values to 3.6% copper; a 1.5-metre chip sample returned 0.17% copper (Assessment Report 21760). A sample of a 10-centimetre high-grade pod of quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite-malachite assayed 8.98% copper, 24.5 g/t silver and 0.045 g/t gold (Assessment Report 21416).

The other system, located about 50 metres to the southwest, has a similar mineralogy to the first, but is arsenopyrite-bearing. Trenching has exposed a 1.0-metre lenticular quartz vein with blebs of pyrite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite. A grab sample returned 0.6% copper and 1.61 g/t gold (Assessment Report 21760).

Carl Schulze, BSc, PGeo, will be the Qualified Person for the Summit Lake Project.

About Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SLT) 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, British Columbia, and in southern Peru.

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On Behalf of the Board of Directors


Charles Desjardins, President and Director

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