Commander Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : CMD

Commander Resources Ltd.

August 14, 2008 13:26 ET

Commander Commences Drill Program on High Priority Nickel Targets in Labrador

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) reports that it has commenced a diamond drilling program on the South Voisey's Bay nickel properties in Central Labrador. The drilling will test strong electromagnetic conductors interpreted to be caused by sulphide accumulations coincident with the base of gabbro intrusive rocks similar to host rocks at Voisey's Bay.

Three conductors will be tested in the first phase of drilling. Two conductors reported in the Company's news release dated May 22, 2008 include a large ovoid 600 by 700 metres in size that is open to the west (Conductor I) and a second anomaly that is about 150 metres wide by 400 metres long east-west and is open and strengthening to the west (Conductor II). The third target, reported in the Company's news release dated July 16, 2008 is about 800 metres long and averages 150 to 200 metres in width with an easterly plunge (Conductor III).

The three strong conductors are sub-horizontal to gently dipping and large in area, with sufficient strength to be caused by an accumulation of massive sulphides.

The favourable host rocks for nickel accumulation (gabbro) were formed as intrusions into vertically dipping sedimentary rocks. Geophysical data supports the interpretation that this gabbro underlies most of the Adlatok 1, Sally and Sadie properties and areas to the southeast to the northeast. The Company controls over 200 square kilometres east of the Sally - Adlatok 1 properties to cover the possible extent of this favourable gabbro.

Historical drilling nearby in the South Voisey's Bay area by the Company and partners encountered numerous nickel sulphide intercepts including 11.9 per cent nickel, 9.6 per cent copper over 1.10 metre and 1.13 per cent nickel, 0.78 per cent copper over 15.7 metres (see the Company's news release dated September 13, 2007). Nickel sulphides in the SVB area are hosted by a highly altered gabbroic complex identical to that which hosts the Voisey's Bay nickel deposits 90 kilometres to the north.

A location map of the high priority conductors can be found on the Company's website.

As reported in the Company's news release dated July 16, 2008, additional UTEM-EM surveying was completed on the adjoining Sarah Lake Property where Commander Resources Ltd. has a 48.2% interest. An assessment of this data is still on-going to determine if drilling the target is warranted during the first phase program while the drill is in the area.

Bernard Kahlert, P.Eng, is the Company's Qualified Person (QP) responsible for the content of this release and for the supervision of the drill program.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Bernard Kahlert, V.P. Exploration

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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