Solitaire Minerals Corp. Grants Incentive Options



    VANCOUVER, Dec. 29 /CNW/ - Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX-V symbol: SLT)
(the Company) announces that pursuant to its stock option plan, the Company
has granted incentive stock options to its directors, officers, consultants
and employees to purchase in the total of 250,000 common shares in the capital
stock of the company exercisable for a period of two years, at a price of
$0.17 cents per share. These options are subject to a four-month hold period.

    About Solitaire Minerals Corp.

    Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX-V symbol: SLT) is a diversified junior
Canadian mineral exploration company with a specific focus on mineral
properties in North America. The Company has assembled a portfolio of precious
and base metal exploration prospects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and
the North West Territories. Solitaire's Ontario properties in the Red
Lake/Birch-Uchi Greenstone Belt include the Baird, Heyson and Chukuni River
Prospects, in which the Company has agreements to earn 100% in, but has not
yet vested its interest. In addition, the Company has entered into an option
agreement with another company, whereby that company may earn up to a 50%
interest in the Baird Property. The Company also has an option to earn 100% in
the Lateral Lake West property located in the Webb township of Ontario. In
Saskatchewan, the Company has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100%
interest in the Highrock Lake property and a 90% interest in the Riou Lake
Property located in the Athabasca Basin. The Company has also acquired the
Riou Lake North and South properties in which the company has 100% interest.
In Alberta, the Company has purchased the Ravenscrag property in which the
Company has 100% interest. In the North West Territories, the Company has
purchased the Mystery Island IOCG Property located in the Great Bear Lake area
in which the Company has 100% interest.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors
    SOLITAIRE MINERALS CORP.
    "Charles Desjardins"

    Charles Desjardins,
    President and Director

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release other than
purely historical information, historical estimates should not be relied upon,
including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or
expected results, are forward-looking statements. News release contains
certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the
United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking
statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the
risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks
inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results
may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.





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