Sola Resource Corp.

Sola Resource Corp.

December 18, 2006 14:50 ET

Sola Expands Kimberlite Search and Records Further Success in Rondonia

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) - In the continuing expansion of its regional diamond exploration program, Sola Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SL) has been searching for kimberlite indicator mineral (KIM) occurrences further afield from its four recently announced discrete and separate KIM anomalies.

Sola's field crews have now recorded a new discovery on the Company's J.V. claims, more than 40 km from the diamond-bearing Carolina kimberlite pipe. Numerous occurrences of pyropic garnets with ilmenites have been found within this sector. This is a clear indication of the potential for the discovery of a kimberlite cluster in this newly investigated area.

The Company has, in recent months, been refining its techniques for the definition of kimberlite target sectors. Utilizing new high-definition satellite imagery, GIS procedures and Digital Terrain Modeling it has been able to refine data which show that the 5 indicator mineral anomalies detected to date are contained within discrete drainage basins. Thus, these 5 anomalies may represent at least 5 kimberlite bodies or the presence of 5 kimberlite cluster domains.

To augment the expanding database from the ground exploration programs, Sola has now planned to increase the area to be surveyed during the helicopter-borne geophysical program in 2007. This expanded survey will also cover areas of newly acquired claims in eastern Rondonia where Sola has recognized additional discovery potentials.

Thomas Kovacs, President of Sola states: "To date Sola has only explored a fraction of its previously reported 2985.7 km2 claims inventory in Rondonia and already we see the continuing rewards of the diligent process of our kimberlite indicator mineral surveys. With follow-up geophysical investigations of our five newly discovered kimberlite indicator mineral anomalies and the forthcoming expanded airborne geophysical survey, I anticipate that 2007 will bring further encouraging news for our investors."

Prof. Roger D. Morton B.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geol. (Alta), a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified the contents of this news release.

We seek safe harbor.


Thomas Kovacs, President

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