Fortress Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : FST

Fortress Minerals Corp.

March 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Fortress Minerals Corp.: Drilling Underway at the Svetloye Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Fortress Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FST) ("Fortress" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at the Svetloye Project in the Russian Far East. Three diamond drills are engaged to drill a minimum 13,000 metres during 2008.

In addition, the mobilization of fuel and supplies to support the planned drilling and 10,000 linear metre trenching program is nearing completion with more than 800 tons of fuel and supplies delivered to site via the winter road thus far. Mobilization is scheduled for completion by April 1, 2008.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Ian Slater, President and Chief Executive Officer

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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