Commander Resources Ltd.
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Commander Resources Ltd.

May 12, 2006 11:52 ET

Airborne Radiometric Survey Commences on Commander's Newfoundland Uranium Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 12, 2006) - Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) reports that the 5,200 line kilometre airborne survey announced on April 18, 2006 has commenced. The radiometric, magnetic and electromagnetic survey will cover the large Hermitage Uranium Property near the coastal town of Burgeo, south-west Newfoundland. The survey is expected to last for a couple of weeks. Ground follow-up of the results using a prospecting and mapping team is expected to commence on Commander's property once data is available.

In addition, Pathfinder Resources Ltd. will fly 4,000 line kilometers of survey over their Property which lies adjacent to the east and west boundaries of Commander's property and covers extensions of the Hermitage Belt. Commander retains a 2% Royalty on all commodities produced from Pathfinder's claims.

The Hermitage uranium belt is a 100-by-10-kilometre structural arch that is host to the known uranium prospects. Large-scale potential is indicated by uranium occurring primarily as stratiform occurrences within sedimentary and volcanic rocks. In the year since acquiring this uranium project, Commander has completed two work programs, established the presence of eleven uranium prospects scattered over a 50 kilometre extent and staked in excess of 1000 new claim units. Rock sampling from these uranium occurrences returned high uranium values from numerous samples ranging from 0.2% U3O8 to 2.0% U3O8. Average mined grade worldwide is 0.15% U3O8 per tonne.

Bernard Kahlert (P.Eng), V.P. Exploration is the Qualified Person under N.I. 43-101 supervising all aspects of the program.

About Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior exploration company with control one of the largest new gold districts in Canada and a new uranium belt in Newfoundland. Commander's underlying mission is to generate or acquire quality opportunities and add significant shareholder value through discovery of mineral deposits, leveraged partnerships, and/or sale of assets.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Kenneth Leigh, President & CEO

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