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Strait Extends Porphyry Mineralization at Alicia

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Strait Minerals Inc. ("Strait" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SRD) is pleased to report results from a drill program at the Company's 100%-owned Alicia porphyry copper property in Peru.

Teck Peru S. A. ("Teck Peru"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited ("Teck"), funded the program under an option/joint-venture agreement with the Company. Selected results from the 10-hole, 4,000-metre core drilling program are provided in the table below.

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             Easting  Northing                 Inter-   Cu               Mo
Hole ID           (i)       (i)  From     To section    (%)              (%)
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ALC-13-19     177765   8440470     38     46       8  0.10  less than 0.001
                                                                         
ALC-13-20     177600   8440930     64     88      24  0.24            0.002
  including                        64     74      10  0.40            0.006
                                                                         
ALC-13-21     177600   8440780     40  120.5    80.5  0.17  less than 0.001
  including                        84     94      10  0.25  less than 0.001
                                                                         
ALC-13-22     177600   8440480 190.35 198.35       8  0.11  less than 0.001
                               316.35 350.35      34  0.17            0.001
  including                    322.35 332.35      10  0.29            0.001
                                                                         
ALC-13-23     177400   8440917  161.8    182    20.2  0.10            0.004
                                  200    252      52  0.10            0.003
  including                       200    220      20  0.13            0.006
                                  364  544.6   180.6  0.11            0.002
  including                       364    378      14  0.22            0.004
  including                       370    376       6  0.36            0.008
                                                                         
ALC-13-24     177400   8440617      6   19.5    13.5  0.11  less than 0.001
                                                                         
ALC-13-25     178300   8440800   11.9  34.55   22.65  0.11  less than 0.001
                                101.9    158    56.1  0.12            0.001
                                337.1  347.3    10.2  0.16            0.008
                                                                         
ALC-13-26     178800   8440435  No assays - Limestone                    
                                                                         
ALC-13-27     178300   8440650    184  203.7    19.7  0.12            0.001
                                  294    300       6  0.10            0.002
                                                                         
ALC-13-28     177248   8440767    152    163      11  0.14  less than 0.001
                                388.5  503.7   115.2  0.05            0.010
  including                     388.5    419    30.5  0.10            0.009
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(i) UTM Co-ordinate system PSAD 56 Zone 19S. For complete assays results,   
    click on this link: 
    http://www.straitminerals.com/i/pdf/Assays-2013-Complete.pdf

Drilling tested the outcropping zone of porphyry intrusives across approximately 900 metres east to west. In addition, two holes were drilled to test for porphyry mineralization under cover to the east and west of the area of outcrop (See drill location map at: http://www.straitminerals.com/i/pdf/KTh-Comp-with-2013-drillholes.pdf). The average depth of the holes was 400 metres with the deepest hole, ALC-13-23, bottoming at 601 metres and ALC-13-26, a 500m step-out to the east, terminated in barren limestone at 61 metres.

Porphyry style alteration was intersected in nine of the 10 holes, with the exception being ALC-13-26. Potassic alteration (biotite-K-feldspar+/- magnetite) is dominant in the central and western part of the porphyry complex, with lesser sericite-chlorite-clay (SCC) alteration. Both of these alteration types are also present in hole ALC-13-28, a 150-metre step-out drilled to test for porphyry mineralization under cover to the west of the limit of outcrop.

"This program confirmed the existence of a mineralized copper-molybdenum porphyry system at Alicia," said Strait President Jim Borland. "The full extent of the mineralization has not yet been established, as drilling tested only a portion of the area of interest outlined by geophysics, rock sampling and soil sampling. In particular, the presence of porphyry mineralization and alteration in hole ALC-13-28 suggests further potential associated with untested soil anomalies to the west and northwest."

Alicia lies within the 150-km-long Andahuaylas-Yauri copper belt where several large copper projects are at the development stage. Most notable of these are Glencore-Xstrata's Las Bambas project approximately 40 km west of Alicia and HudBay Mining's Constancia project approximately 60 km east of Alicia. The Company also holds an option to earn a 100% interest in the Caribe property approximately 80 km west of Alicia and within the same copper belt.

Under an Option/Joint Venture Agreement, Teck Peru can earn an initial 45% interest in the Alicia property by spending $4 million by December 31, 2014. Since entering into the Agreement in late 2011, Teck Peru has spent approximately $2.5 million. Strait has conducted the exploration program on Teck Peru's behalf for which it received a 10% management fee. Teck Peru can earn up to a 75% interest in the Alicia property in stages by December 31, 2019, by, among other things, (a) completing aggregate exploration expenditures of $30 million or (b) completing aggregate exploration expenditures of $10 million and delivering a pre-feasibility study.

Drilling by Strait in 2011, prior to optioning the property to Teck Peru, tested several outcropping skarn zones along the contact of the porphyritic intrusives with surrounding limestone. That program intersected continuous mineralization across 600 metres, east to west. (See NI43-101- technical report filed April 26, 2011, on sedar.com). Best results from that drilling included 94.3 metres (true width) of skarn material in Hole ALC10-08 grading 0.33% copper and 0.04 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 134.0 metres of skarn material in Hole ALC11-16 grading 0.29% copper and 0.03 g/t gold.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

All sampling is supervised by Strait Minerals personnel. Samples are placed in plastic sample bags that are closed with single use plastic ties. Samples are securely stored in a locked room prior to transportation to Cusco by Strait Minerals personnel. Copper and molybdenum, together with 30 other elements, were assayed by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) following aqua regia dissolution. Samples with copper assays above the upper limit for the ICP-AES technique were re-assayed by atomic absorption (AA). Strait Minerals routinely carries out a program of quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) that includes insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the sample stream to verify results prior to dissemination.

All of the Company's exploration programs are prepared by, or prepared under the supervision of, Dr. Roger Moss, P.Geo., who serves as the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and is a director of the Company. Dr. Moss has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

About Strait Minerals Inc.

Strait Minerals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company active solely in Peru since 2003 and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. It holds a 100% interest in the Alicia copper-gold property which lies within the Andahuaylas-Yauri copper belt approximately 500 km southeast of Lima. Strait has granted Teck Peru S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited, an option to earn up to a 75% interest in the property by, among other things, spending $30 million on exploration or by spending $10 million on exploration and delivering a pre-feasibility study. The Company also holds an option to earn a 100% interest in the Caribe copper-molybdenum property approximately 80 km west of Alicia and holds a 100% interest in both the Letra Rumi South base metals property and the Culebrilla precious metals property approximately 250 km north of Lima. The Company continuously reviews exploration opportunities in Peru and is actively seeking additional projects. Please visit our web site at www.straitminerals.com.

Forward Looking Statement: Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Strait undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
Strait Minerals Inc.
Jim Borland
President
416-272-7387
[email protected]
www.straitminerals.com

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