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September 21, 2006

Updated Resource Estimate Completed on Idaho Cobalt Project

Vancouver, B.C., September 21, 2006, Formation Capital Corporation (Formation, FCO-TSX) (the “Company”) is pleased to provide results of an updated resource estimate completed by Mine Development Associates (MDA) of Reno, Nevada for the Company’s 100% owned Idaho Cobalt Project located in east central Idaho. The Idaho Cobalt Project is an advanced stage development property with established cobalt-copper-gold mineral resources and reserves. MDA’s 2006 report will include updated reserves as well as resources and is to be incorporated in the Definitive Feasibility Study being written by Hatch and expected to be completed sometime this fall. The Definitive Feasibility Study is a comprehensive engineering document designed to evaluate, among other things, the economic parameters of the deposit to the satisfaction of financiers for the purpose of securing funds for mine development.

The new resource estimate is based on additional results from the Company’s 2005 /2006 diamond drill program on the Ram deposit and was prepared in conformance with the requirements set out in the Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects defined by National Instrument 43-101, under the direction of Mr. Neil Prenn, P.Eng., a Principal of MDA, who is an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The resource model is based on information generated from 184 drill holes totaling 123,212.5 feet on the Ram and Sunshine deposits of the Idaho Cobalt Project. The resource model was interpolated using the inverse distance squared method with generally 100 foot drill hole influence on the Ram deposit and 50 foot drill hole influence on the Sunshine deposit. The drill program was designed to develop additional reserves and resources to extend mine life and enhance mine finance arrangements.

Measured and Indicated mineral resources for both deposits, at a 0.20% Co cut-off, total 2.654 million tons grading 0.628% Co, 0.619% Cu, and 0.016 oz Au/ton. The results of the 2005 / 2006 drilling has added thick high-grade mineralization in the southern portion of the Ram deposit. It is anticipated these additional resources located proximal to the mine development portal will result in reduced operating costs. The Measured and Indicated Resources include the deposit reserves.
Table 1 lists the current Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources for the Sunshine and Ram deposits. The Ram deposit is open in both strike directions and at depth, while the Sunshine deposit remains open at depth and to the south.
Table 1: Total Cobalt Project Resource utilizing 0.2% cut-off (includes Ram and Sunshine deposits)
Category        Tons       % Cobalt       % Copper     Ounces/ton Gold
Measured     1,840,700        0.626          0.592               0.015
Indicated      813,700        0.632          0.681               0.017
Total M&I    2,654,400        0.628          0.619               0.016
Inferred     1,121,600        0.585          0.794               0.017
  Metal                        33.3           32.9              42,500
                        million lbs    million lbs              ounces
  Metal                        13.1           17.8              19,000
                        million lbs    million lbs              ounces
These updated resources represent an increase in total Measured and Indicated Resources, at a 0.2% cut-off for both the Ram and Sunshine deposits, of over 21% from the previous resource estimate done by MDA in 2005 where a total Measured and Indicated Resource of 2,181,784 tons was reported (see March 31, 2005 Company news release). Average grades in this updated resource also increased from 0.60% Co to 0.628% Co, 0.56% Cu to 0.619% Cu and 0.014 to 0.016 oz/ton Au. These increases in grade reflect the higher grade horizons intersected in the southern portion of the Ram deposit that remain open along strike and at depth.

Inferred materials were extended by about 300 ft to the south where drilling has indicated thick horizons with good continuity. Inferred materials were also extended down dip by 300-350 ft in those horizons where the downdip extensions remain open.

The larger Ram Deposit consists of five hangingwall horizons, a main zone composed of three horizons, and three footwall horizons. The Ram main zone horizons, which are the most extensive, have currently defined mineralized dimensions of 2000-3000 feet in strike extent, by 500-900 feet in vertical extent, and true widths that average about 8 feet (true widths range from less than 3 feet to greater than 20 feet for horizon 3023). The recent drilling has concentrated in developing a Ram horizon to the south where thicker and higher grade mineralization has been found.

Formation Capital is very pleased with the results of this resource update and looks forward to receiving the Definitive Feasibility Study where the increases in resources are expected to demonstrate additional economic enhancements for the project.

Formation Capital Corporation is a mineral exploration and development and precious metals refining company with assets concentrated in the state of Idaho. It owns the Idaho Cobalt Project, a unique high grade, primary cobalt deposit in the bankable feasibility and final permitting stage near Salmon, ID. The Company also owns 100% the Big Creek Hydrometallurgical Complex in the world renowned Silver Valley of northern Idaho that contains the Sunshine Precious Metals Refinery which commenced accepting feed material in June of 2004.

Formation Capital Corporation is dedicated to the principles of environmentally sound mining and refining practices, and believes that environmental stewardship and mining can co-exist. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FCO.

Formation Capital Corporation

“Mari-Ann Green”

Mari-Ann Green

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