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Rubicon Announces Receipt for Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rubicon Announces Receipt for Amended and Restated Preliminary Prospectus08:59 EDT Monday, September 20, 2010 /NOT FOR RELEASE OVER U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/ VANCOUVER, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation ("Rubicon" or the "Company") (TSX: RMX and NYSE Amex: RBY) announced today that a receipt dated September 17, 2010 has been issued by the British Columbia securities commission for the amended and restated preliminary short form prospectus ("Amended Preliminary Prospectus") filed by Rubicon in accordance with National Instrument 44-101 in all the provinces of Canada except Quebec in connection with the previously announced overnight-marketed secondary offering (the "Offering") by Evanachan Limited and McEwen Trading LP (the "Selling Shareholders"), entities owned or controlled by Robert R. McEwen, of 45,714,357 common shares of Rubicon owned by the Selling Shareholders.  The Amended Preliminary Prospectus was filed to update certain information contained in the preliminary short form prospectus filed by Rubicon on September 16, 2010 to disclose, among other things, the pricing and other terms of the underwriting agreement ("Underwriting Agreement") entered into on September 17, 2010 by GMP Securities LP ("GMP"), the Selling Shareholders and Rubicon.  Pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, GMP  has agreed to purchase a total of 45,714,357 common shares of Rubicon (the "Common Shares") from the Selling Shareholders at a price of C$4.16 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds to the Selling Shareholders of approximately C$190,171,725.    Closing is expected to occur on or about October 5, 2010 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the issuance of a receipt for the final short form prospectus and approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE Amex Equities.  Upon completion of the Offering, the Selling Shareholders will own no Common Shares of the Company. Rubicon is not issuing any securities under the Offering and, accordingly, will not receive any proceeds therefrom. No treasury or previously issued securities of Rubicon, other than the Common Shares owned by the Selling Shareholders, are being qualified under the Offering.   This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation of sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered and sold by the Selling Shareholders have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.   The Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE Amex Equities have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this press release.. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements") . Forward-looking statements often, but not always, are identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "targeting" and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could", or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements that are contained in this news release are based on various assumptions and estimates by Rubicon Minerals Corporation (the "Company") and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. As a consequence, actual results might differ materially from results forecast or suggested in these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ include the possibility that the samples do not reflect the metallurgy of the entire property (known as "sampling error"), market prices, results of exploration, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, inability to obtain required regulatory approvals, unanticipated difficulties or costs in any rehabilitation which may be necessary, market conditions and general business, economic, competitive, political and social conditions. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including that the samples are representative of the metallurgy of the entire property, as well as assumptions regarding general market conditions, timing and receipt of regulatory approvals, the ability of the Company and other relevant parties to satisfy regulatory requirements, the availability of financing for proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms and the ability of third-party service providers to deliver services in a timely manner. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors which cause actual results to differ. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. For further information: <p align="justify"><u>For a copy of the Amended Preliminary Prospectus please contact:<br/>Bill Cavalluzzo, VP-Investor Relations<br/>Toll free: 1.866.365.4706<br/>E-mail:</u><a href="mailto:bcavalluzzo@rubiconminerals.com">bcavalluzzo@rubiconminerals.com<br/></a><a href="http://www.rubiconminerals.com">www.rubiconminerals.com</a></p> <p align="justify"><u>Rubicon Minerals Corporation<br/>Suite 1540-800 West Pender Street<br/>Vancouver BC, Canada<br/>V6C 2V6</u></p>