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Athabasca Minerals makes TSX Venture Top 50 Companies

February 15, 2013

Edmonton, Alberta - February 15, 2013 - Athabasca Minerals Inc. ("Athabasca" or the "Corporation" - TSX Venture: ABM) is pleased to announce it has been included in the TSX Venture 50, a measure of strong performing companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The TSX Venture 50 was determined based on equal weighting of market capitalization growth, share price appreciation, trading volume and analyst coverage. Athabasca is one of ten companies in the mining subsector of the TSX Venture 50.

A full copy of the TSX release can be viewed at:

President Dom Kriangkum states; "We are very pleased to be recognized by the TSX Venture Exchange as excelling in the mining sector. We aim to continue the development of the company through our aggregates and industrial minerals projects in 2013 and beyond."

About Athabasca Minerals

Athabasca is a resource company involved in the management, exploration and development of aggregate projects. These activities include contracts works, aggregate pit management, new aggregate development and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations. The Corporation also has industrial mineral land holdings in the vicinity of Fort McMurray and Peace River, Alberta, for the purpose of locating and developing sources of industrial minerals and aggregates essential to high growth economic development.

For further information on Athabasca, please contact:

Boardmarker Group
Dean Stuart
T: 403-517-2270

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

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Corporation. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The securities of Athabasca have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from U.S. registration requirements. This release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States.