Ely Gold Closes First Tranche of Financing from Solitario

September 1, 2010

Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to report it has closed the first tranche of the $500,000 non-brokered private placement from Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp., which was announced on August 26, 2010. The Company issued 1,666,667 units ("Units") at $0.15 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of to $250,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). One whole Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share for a period of two years after closing at the price of $0.25; provided that if at any time after four months after closing the Company's shares have a closing price equal to or higher than CDN$0.35 per share for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, the Corporation may give notice to the Warrantholder, by news release and letter sent to the most recent address of the Warrantholder on the Company's records, that the Warrants will expire at 4:30 p.m. (Vancouver time) on that date which is 10 days after the date of such news release. All of the securities issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a hold period expiring on December 31, 2010.

The Company has also granted an aggregate of 1,000,000 stock options to officers and directors of the Company, subject to regulatory approval. The options are exercisable at a price of $0.15 per common share and expire on August 31, 2015.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Signed "Stephen Kenwood"

Stephen Kenwood

For further information, please contact Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. at 604-488-1104.

E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.elygoldandminerals.com

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