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Solitario Updates Status of Its Investment in Crown Resources
September 7, 2006

Denver, Colorado: Solitario Resources Corporation (TSX: SLR; AMEX: XPL) today announced that Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) (TSX: K and NYSE: KGC) has successfully completed its acquisition of Crown Resources Corporation. As a result of this merger, the 6,071,626 shares of Crown stock Solitario owns convert into 1,942,920 shares of Kinross.

“Our investment in Kinross will provide Solitario the capital resources to explore for and advance its quality exploration projects,” commented Chris Herald, President and CEO of Solitario. “With our portfolio of excellent exploration projects, major joint venture partners, strong capital resources and no debt, Solitario is poised to become a leading mineral exploration company in Latin America.”

Solitario is a gold, silver, platinum-palladium, and base metal exploration company actively exploring in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. Solitario is traded on the TSX: SLR and on the AMEX:XPL.

Debbie W. Mino
Director-Investor Relations
(800) 229-6827
Christopher E. Herald
President & CEO
(303) 534-1030

This press release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Solitario, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Development of Solitario’s properties are subject to the success of exploration, completion and implementation of an economically viable mining plan, obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from various regulatory authorities, compliance with operating parameters established by such authorities and political risks such as higher tax and royalty rates, foreign ownership controls and our ability to finance in countries that may become politically unstable. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Solitario’s expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Solitario’s documents filed from time to time with Canadian Securities Commissions, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.

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