Solitaire Minerals Corp. Receives Drill Permits for the Riou Lake Uranium Property, in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan



    VANCOUVER, June 20 /CNW/ - Solitaire Minerals Corp. (TSX-V symbol: SLT)
(the Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has received the drill
permits for the Riou Lake Uranium property that were applied for on March 19,
2007. Due to the extensive delay in the permitting process the Company is now
actively searching for a new Drilling Company. The Company will secure a
drilling program at the earliest possible convenience.
    Solitaire Minerals has selected several high priority targets due in part
to the interpretation of the Soil Gas Hydrocarbon (SGH) analyses collected
from a grid of soil samples. The proposed drill program will encompass a
minimum of 4000 meters with all targets to be collared on dry land south of
Riou Lake and concentrated near the centre of the Soil Gas Hydrocarbon
anomalies designated by Actlabs as the "Primary Target" and "Secondary
Target", in conjunction with other geochemistry from the area.
    Samples from the Main Grid, which where taken along the previously
identified 8 km long escarpment fault (the escarpment is 8 km; the fault can
be traced at least 12km) produced two strongly anomalous areas which Actlabs
believe indicate a "Very High Probability" of a Uranium target at depth. This
is the highest level of detection possible under the SGH Rating System under
which there are 6 categories ranging from a "Low Probablilty" rating to a
"Very High Probability" rating. A "Very High Probabilty" rating means that the
SGH classes most important to describing a Uranium signature are all present
and consistently describe the same location with well defined anomalies. To
obtain this rating there also needs to be other SGH classes that when mapped
lend support to the prediction location.
    The SGH class signature in the exploration for a Uranium target is
primarily made up of heavier SGH classes of compounds. The Actlab
interpretation method and definition of the SGH Uranium signature has been
developed through research since 1997 by Actlabs, including analysis of case
studies, especially from the two Canadian Mining Industry Research
Organization projects (CAMIRO 97E04 & 01E02) as well as research conducted by
the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS).
    The three primary Uranium indicator classes resulted in apical style
anomalies in two areas of the main grid. These areas replicated exceptionally
well across the three SGH indicator classes which means that the
interpretation at this site was very definitive. Thus, due to the agreement
across the SGH Uranium indicator classes, there is a "Very High Probability"
of Uranium targets at the Primary and Secondary target areas shown at the main
grid. The Secondary target is only slightly less in quality of agreement and
may actually have the same characteristics as the Primary Uranium target area.
In this interpretation, the best drill targets are most likely to coincide
with the centre of the high SGH anomaly areas within the Primary and Secondary
target zones.
    Jim Kermeen, M.Sc., P.Eng., the Company's consultant and Qualified Person
for this release notes that these two anomalies lie along the east-west
Escarpment Fault where it is intersected by north-south faults interpreted
from the airborne Megatem time domain electromagnetic and magnetic survey
flown by Fugro Airborne Surveys and further analyzed by Condor Consulting Ltd.
The centers of the two anomalies lie approximately 5 km apart and constitute
two separate target areas. The Primary Target Area is 3 km long and the
Secondary Target Area is 2 km long. The furthest eastern anomaly (The Primary
Target) also coincides with a possible zone of alteration suggested by a
magnetic low along the Escarpment Fault and one sample from a stream exiting
the escarpment yielding 9.4 ug/litre (micrograms per litre) of Uranium which
is anomalous. Four other water samples taken from other locations on the
Property had an average value of less than 0.1 ug/litre.
    Please visit the following link to observe the image of the Primary and
Secondary targets:
    http://www.solitaireminerals.com//pdf/exploration/slt_riou_targets.pdf

    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 75%
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. Also in the NWT, the Company acquired
the Eldorado 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 has not reviewed and 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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