Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

September 14, 2005 13:28 ET

Commander Cuts 28.9 g/t Gold Over 2m in Channel Sampling at Durette

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 14, 2005) - Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) announces that detailed ground work at the Durette prospect has outlined a major new gold target on Baffin Island. Extensive chip and channel sampling returned 40 samples exceeding 1 gram per tonne gold, with 10 of these samples ranging from 11 to 47 grams per tonne gold. The best channel samples were 28.9 grams per tonne gold over 2.0 metres and 18.0 grams per tonne gold over 2.0 metres. The samples are scattered along a 500 metre strike length which runs into a lake at the east end and is observed in the overburden to the west. 250 metres further west from the main area a single grab sample runs 17 grams per tonne gold. A map showing the sample results and geology may be found on the Company's website at (

The gold mineralization discovered on surface at Durette is hosted by a quartzite unit that occurs stratigraphically above the iron formation units that are host to gold at the Ridge Lake and Malrok prospects further to the west. The gold mineralization is associated with a strong quartz vein stock work and abundant arsenopyrite-pyrrhotite mineralization in fracture fillings and disseminations. This is the third level of gold mineralization discovered and demonstrates the potential for a much thicker mineralized package with open vertical extent. It is anticipated that the two gold-bearing iron formations will be found at depth at Durette within a very intense mineralized system.

The local geological sequences hosting gold at Durette suggests that a strong east-west structure dominated by a prominent fault was a principal control on the mineralization event in the quartzite and may have also cut the two iron formations deeper in the sequence. In addition, interpretation of the geophysical data indicates that this east-west structural corridor may have been the main control on the mineralization at the Ridge Lake and Malrok prospects. The quartzite unit has not been evaluated on the property and represents a new target opportunity.

Geophysical work also shows that the gold bearing zone is co-incident with a strong EM-conductor which extends into the lake and appears to reflect the thick zone of massive arsenopyrite-pyrrhotite lenses within the quartzite.

The Durette prospect is located at the eastern end of the 140 kilometre long Bravo Lake gold belt on central Baffin Island which covers over 700,000 acres. Durette was discovered initially by prospecting in 2004 after 2003 sampling located 2-3 g/t gold values.

Durette is now drill ready and is one of a number of high priority targets developed in 2005.

Dr. Allan Armitage, PhD, P.Geo who is managing the Baffin Project has extensive experience with iron formation gold deposits and Arctic geology. He was formerly Chief Geologist at Comaplex Minerals where he was primarily involved in the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Bernard Kahlert, P.Eng is the Company's Qualified Person under N.I. 43-101 for the 2005 project.

All assaying of rock samples was completed by TSL Laboratories Ltd. based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with standard fire assay procedures and a gravimetric finish (1 assay ton). The QA/QC procedures and results are monitored through the duration of the program.

About Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior exploration company with a diversified portfolio of gold, copper-gold, nickel and uranium projects across Canada with focus on a large, emerging new gold district on Baffin Island. Commander's mission is to generate or acquire quality opportunities at a low cost and add significant shareholder value through discovery of mineral deposits, leveraged partnerships, and/or sale of assets. The company has exposure to the diamond sector through an equity position in Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Kenneth E. Leigh, President

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