Fortress Minerals Corp.
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Fortress Minerals Corp.

June 29, 2009 11:56 ET

Fortress Intercepts 40.0 Metres Grading 3.68 g/t Gold and 99.4 Metres Grading 1.03 g/t Gold in Step-Out Drill Holes at the Amy Prospect, Svetloye Project Russia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Fortress Minerals Corp. ("Fortress") (TSX VENTURE:FST) is pleased to announce the latest results from diamond drilling at the Amy Prospect, Russia. This drilling has extended the Amy Prospect mineralization 320 metres south of its previously known southern-limit (see Press Release dated April 23, 2009). Results include drill hole PDSC-243, located 160 metres south of the known area of mineralization, which intersected 40.0 meters (from 20.4 to 60.4 meters) grading 3.68 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and drill hole PDSC-244 located 80 metres north of PDSC-243, which intersected significant mineralization throughout its 220-metre length, including 30.0 meters (from 6.2 to 36.2 meters) grading 1.54 g/t gold, 99.4 meters (from 42.8 to 142.2 meters) grading 1.03 g/t gold and 15.5 meters (from 205.0 to 220.5 meters) grading 1.45 g/t gold. Refer to the table below for all assay results received thus far at Amy in 2009.

Mr. Lukas Lundin, President and CEO of Fortress Minerals, commented, "These results continue to demonstrate the significance of the Amy prospect. The fact that these encouraging drill holes were collared up to 320 metres south of the previously known area of mineralization confirms the potential to expand the Amy gold zone."



Amy Drill Results
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Gold Silver
TD From To Width grade grade
Hole (m) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t)
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PDSC-242 220.6 2.5 19.6 17.1 0.70 2.9
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and 72.7 82.9 10.2 1.40 1.4
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PDSC-243 219.4 20.4 60.4 40.0 3.68 8.0
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including 20.4 38.6 18.2 3.70 5.5
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including 48.4 56.3 7.9 9.57 25.8
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PDSC-244 220.5 6.2 36.2 30.0 1.54 3.5
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including 23.2 34.2 11.0 3.02 8.1
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and 42.8 142.2 99.4 1.03 less than 1.0
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including 82.3 104.1 21.8 1.53 2.0
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including 116.0 120.8 4.8 4.81 1.7
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and 205.0 220.5 15.5 1.45 less than 1.0
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PDSC-245 230.3 43.6 63.4 19.8 2.15 less than 1.0
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including 43.6 45.7 2.1 17.10 18.2
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PDSC-246 240.0 36.3 45.3 9.0 1.02 2.8
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Note: all intercepts are core length and true widths may be less then
reported.


Earlier this year, Fortress completed an update to the previous 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the Svetloye Project. Prior to this year's drilling program, the resources at the Amy Prospect totalled 5.975 million tonnes averaging 2.43 g/t gold, containing 467,000 ounces of gold. This resource is classified as inferred and was based on a 10 g/t capped gold grade. The total inferred resources at Svetloye, including the Elena, Amy and Tamara Prospects, are 20.103 million tonnes grading 2.21 g/t gold containing 1.428 million ounces of gold.

Amy is one of nine prospects at the Svetloye Project that occur along an eight kilometer long zone of epithermal gold mineralization, including the Elena Prospect, which has received the majority of work. Gold is associated with extensive zones of vuggy silica and alunite. This style of mineralization is common to Pierina, Veladero and other high sulphidation epithermal deposits. Fortress currently has a 100% interest in the Svetloye Project.

James C. Ashleman, Chief Geologist 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 crushed and split on site with final sample preparation at the Irgiredmet Laboratory of Irkutsk, Russia (accredited by the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Standardization and Metrology "Gosstandart" of Russia). Assaying by fire assay is performed by the Irgiredmet Laboratory.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Lukas H. Lundin, President and CEO

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