Fortress Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : FST

Fortress Minerals Corp.

September 25, 2007 10:14 ET

Fortress Intercepts 117.5 Metres Grading 2.86 g/t Gold and 40 Metres Grading 4.68 g/t Gold at the Elena Prospect, Svetloye Project, Russia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - Fortress Minerals Corp. ("Fortress" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:FST) is pleased to announce drill results from the latest six diamond drill holes completed at the Svetloye Gold Project in Eastern Russia. Please see attached drill results table and map (To view the map, please click the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/fst0925.jpg).

Drill highlights include hole PDSC-095, which returned 117.5 metres (from 0 to 117.5 metres) grading 2.86 grams per tonne gold, including 11.8 metres grading 5.36 g/t gold and 9.6 metres grading 6.97 g/t gold. In addition, a second hole from the Elena Prospect (PDSC-099) returned 40 metres (2 to 42 metres) grading 4.68 grams per tonne gold.

Fifty-six diamond drill holes totalling 8,284 metres have been completed this year at Svetloye. Including these six drill holes, results for 31 drill holes have been released. Additional results will be released as they become available.

Work on the Svetloye project has identified a seven square kilometre zone of epithermal gold mineralization. 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 DalGeophysical Laboratory, Khabarovsk Russia or 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 are performed by Irgiredmet Laboratory and by ALS Chemex, Vancouver, BC.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Ian Slater, 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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Gold
Width Grade
Prospect Hole ID Type TD From To (m) G/T Notes
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Elena PDSC-077 Core 25.6 0 24.6 24.6 0.68 Hole lost at
25.6 metres
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Elena PDSC-087 Core 134 10.8 45.4 34.6 0.79
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and 57.2 81.3 24.1 1.21
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Including 64.6 74.6 10.0 1.92
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Elena PDSC-092 Core 203 5.6 69.6 64.0 1.12
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Including 49.4 65 15.6 2.25
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and 81.9 148.1 66.2 0.80
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Elena PDSC-095 Core 134 0 117.5 117.5 2.86
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Including 18.8 30.6 11.8 5.36
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Including 67.9 77.5 9.6 6.97
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Elena PDSC-097 Core 145.2 0 14.8 14.8 0.55
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Elena PDSC-099 Core 149 2 42 40.0 4.68 No Sample from
0 to 2 metres
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Including 2 13 11.0 6.79
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Including 17 36.7 19.7 5.42
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