Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

August 16, 2006 13:41 ET

Commander Options Quinlan Claims in Newfoundland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 16, 2006) - COMMANDER RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) announces it has signed an option agreement with prospectors E. Quinlan and R. Quinlan to purchase a 275 hectare claim block in the Hermitage Uranium Belt, S.W. Newfoundland. The small block is surrounded by the Company's new Strickland Property.

Commander may earn a 100% interest in the claims through cash payments totaling $43,000 and by issuing 160,000 shares of Commander over a four year period. E. and R. Quinlan will retain a 2% NSR, half of which may be bought by Commander at any time for $1 million. The first year's payment obligation of $3,000 cash and 25,000 shares will be made on signing of the formal agreement.

The Quinlan claims cover a small area 10 kilometres along strike east of the Company's new Troy's Pond uranium discovery. Shell Minerals discovered a uranium showing on the ground covered by the Quinlan claims with a reported assay result of 0.19% U3O8 in the late 1970's. The Company has not yet verified this result. The showing was reported to be hosted by a conglomerate within the Bay du Nord group of rocks, the main host to uranium mineralization in the district. Please see the new Hermitage Property map on the Company's website for the location of the Quinlan claims at

The agreement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

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

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Kenneth E. Leigh, President & CEO

Shares Issued: 54,503,133

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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