Commander Resources Ltd.
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Commander Resources Ltd.

December 12, 2006 14:34 ET

Commander Intersects 15 Metres of Radioactive Bedrock

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 12, 2006) - Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) provides an update on the progress of the 3,000 metre diamond drill program on its Hermitage uranium project in Newfoundland. To date five holes totaling 520 metres have been completed on the ST-129 Prospect and one hole of 104 metres has been drilled on the Troy's Pond prospect, located approximately one kilometre west from ST-129. All holes drilled to date have intersected radioactive intervals of bedrock at depth beneath surface mineralization.

At Troy's Pond, the one hole drilled so far intersected a number of radiometric intervals, the widest of which extended over 15 metres of drill core from 41 to 56 metres. This zone sits sub-vertically below the Troy's Pond North bedrock exposure which is at least seven metres wide; detailed geological logging will be required to determine if these are the same zones. The hole was lost in radioactive rock at 104 metres due to caving. An additional 2 to 4 holes are planned at Troy's Pond before drilling is halted for the Holiday period.

On ST-129, a number of zones of radioactivity up to five metres wide were intersected across the strongly altered hydrothermal corridor as predicted from surface sampling results. Detailed core logging is underway to understand the geologic setting, mineralization and structural controls on uranium mineralization.

Core is being split for assay and will be shipped to the lab. Assay results will not be available until the New Year.

Early in the New Year drilling will resume with a preliminary test of the Main Showing at Blue Hills followed by the first test of the Doucette and He2 areas in the White Bear area.

Please refer to the Company's website (www.commanderresources.com) for details on each target area.

The primary objective of the initial 3,000 metre program is to define the key stratigraphic and structural setting of the main uranium occurrence areas and prioritize for follow-up drilling. Since this is the first-ever drill test on the property, several target areas will be drilled to generate more focused follow-up by a subsequent program. A total of 24 uranium occurrence areas are known which represent a pipeline of targets for testing in 2007.

Senior Project Geologist, Larry Pilgrim, P.Geo, is supervising the drill program. 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 that controls 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

Bernard Kahlert, V.P. Exploration

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