Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

June 05, 2006 09:15 ET

Commander Resources Ltd.: Uranium Potential Expanded by Airborne Radiometric Survey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 5, 2006) - COMMANDER RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) reports that the 5,000 line kilometre helicopter-borne radiometric, magnetic and electromagnetic survey on the Hermitage, Newfoundland uranium project has been completed. A preliminary review of field results revealed numerous radiometric anomalies and a number of key target areas for follow-up. Most importantly, many of the known uranium showings are clearly visible in the data, including Main, Hawksnest, Muise and Chan at the Blue Hills prospect and all four White Bear prospects, including Doucette.

Preliminary Results

- Recognition of known uranium prospects by the radiometric survey

- Detection of numerous new radiometric anomalies requiring ground follow-up

- Identification of 1.5 kilometre magnetic anomaly associated with the stratigraphically controlled high-grade Doucette uranium prospect

- Discovery of a strong, new radiometric and magnetic anomaly 3 kilometres along strike west of Doucette uranium prospect

- Discovery of a strong, 1 kilometre long electromagnetic conductor associated with a folded magnetic feature in mapped felsic volcanics, a typical host for volcanogenic massive copper and zinc deposits

Detailed radiometric interpretation maps will be presented once processing of the data is complete.

The high grade Doucette uranium prospect is closely associated with a 1.5 kilometre long, strong magnetic anomaly within a weaker eight kilometre long feature. Test work in late 2005 shows that the uranium bearing, biotite rich layers in the host rock contain one to five percent magnetite while adjacent formations are non-magnetic.

Four strong radiometric anomalies stand out in the White Bear area, located about three kilometres southwest of the Doucette uranium prospect. One of these is coincident with a thickening at the western end of the Doucette magnetic feature. These four anomalies have been selected for early follow-up. See the new Hermitage Maps on the Company's website at

The detection of the electromagnetic anomaly was unexpected but very encouraging. The feature is located immediately west of the White Bear River and is situated within mapped felsic volcanics adjacent to a strongly folded magnetic formation. As no graphite is known to exist in the area, this conductor is a target for possible volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization.

Ground follow-up of the survey results will commence shortly to prioritize the anomalies for more detailed exploration.

The multi-phase airborne geophysical survey was flown by Aeroquest International of Mississauga, Ontario, using a total volume of 1,280 cubic inches of sodium iodide crystals as radiometric sensor. Consulting geophysicist Ken Robertson, P.Geo, Vox Geoscience Ltd., who has over 25 years experience in airborne surveying including radiometrics, is supervising and interpreting the survey and data.

Bernard Kahlert, P.Eng is the Company's Qualified Person under N.I. 43-101 for the Hermitage Project.

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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