Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

January 15, 2007 14:34 ET

Commander Resources Ltd.: Drilling to Resume at Hermitage Uranium Project, Newfoundland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 15, 2007) - Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) announces that drilling of the Hermitage Uranium property in Newfoundland will recommence this week. The objective of this initial drill program is to get a preliminary look at five priority target areas and assess the geological and structural styles of uranium mineralization on the largely overburden-covered property. Results from all five areas will be evaluated to prioritize a follow-up drilling this year.

In late 2006, eight core holes totaling 960 metres of drilling were completed on the ST-129 and Troy's Pond prospects, two of five target areas to be tested as part of an initial 3000 metre program. All eight holes drilled to date intersected anomalous radiometric zones. Radiometric core intervals were split and sent for assay just prior to the Christmas break. Results are expected shortly.

Drilling will now resume with initial tests on the Blue Hills Main Showing, Doucette and He2 prospects areas. Please refer to the Company's website at for details on the uranium prospect areas.

To lower helicopter costs and lessen the down time due to fog and snow, the drill rig is being converted to skid mounted and will be moved by skidder for the remainder of the program. The drill is presently being moved to the Blue Hills area; the move and this conversion will take several days to complete, but the expected startup date is January 18th or 19th.

The first target at Blue Hills will be the Main Zone where a small outcrop in the glacial till cover returned significant uranium values. Saw cut channel samples returned intervals grading up to 0.18% U3O8 over 1.4 metres while prospecting samples assayed up to 2% U3O8. Uranium mineralization is hosted by a felsic volcanic horizon which is highly brecciated and altered by silica and potassium flooding. Petrographic work by British Energy Group CGEB in the early 1980's identified uraninite as the main mineral and characterized the zone as stratabound in nature.

At Blue Hills, the hosting felsic volcanic dips steeply to the north and appears to be the north limb of a tightly folded, west plunging anticline. Interpretation of ground geophysical, geochemical and radiometric work indicates that the southern limb of the anticline is located 300-400 metres south of the Main Zone; maps showing this area are located on the company's website at In this area a boulder assayed 1.14% U3O8 and anomalous uranium soil samples and radon gas alpha-cup results have indicated a target which will also be drill tested at this time.

Details on the Doucette and He2 drill targets will be reported when the drill is moved to the White Bear area later in the winter.

A new camp for the drilling is being constructed at this time and all servicing will be by snowmobiles. The site is located 15 kilometres west of the paved Burgeo Highway and is readily accessible over the gently rolling, treeless topography.

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 E. Leigh, President & CEO

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