Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

January 26, 2006 09:00 ET

Commander Resources Ltd.: Alto Commences Infill Drilling on Despinassy Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2006) - Joint venture partners Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ATV) and Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) are pleased to announce the commencement of a 5,000 metre (m) drill program on the Despinassy gold project in Quebec.

The program will include infill drilling on the DAC deposit as well as drilling to be conducted approximately 1 km east of the DAC at Area 2, where previous drilling by Cameco Corporation ("Cameco") intersected up to 34 grams per tonne (g/t) gold in a similar geological setting to DAC.

The objective of the DAC drill program is to bring closer to definition, an inferred resource at shallow depths through infill drilling of gold zones initially discovered by Cameco. From 1997 through 2001, Cameco completed over 20,000 m of diamond drilling in 63 holes and intersected several zones of mineralization with assays up to 26.1 g/t gold over 3.1 m and thicker intervals with grades greater than 5 g/t gold over 9.7 m. In 2005, Alto completed a 5,307 m drill program (20 holes) which demonstrated continuity of gold mineralization at DAC.

The Despinassy project is located within the Abitibi greenstone belt, approximately 75 kilometres (km) north of Val D'Or, Quebec. Gold mineralization is widespread over the 6 km strike length of the Despinassy Shear Zone suggesting excellent potential for additional gold deposits. A study completed by Hubacheck Consulting Geologists (HCG) of Mississauga, ON, on the DAC deposit concluded that a potential gold deposit ranging from 303,000 tonnes to 670,000 tonnes with grades ranging from 6.8 g/t to 7.8 g/t of gold has been outlined along a 300 m strike length and to a depth of 360 m. The DAC deposit remains open along strike and at depth. See the Company's news release dated November 28, 2005 for further details and additional disclosures.

The property is owned under a Joint Venture Agreement between Cameco (70%) and Commander (30%). Alto is acquiring Cameco's 70% interest in the joint venture and is the project operator. Mike Koziol, P.Geo., P.Eng., is Alto's Vice President of Exploration and Qualified Person. Robert J. Tremblay, P.Geo. (Quebec), is the Qualified Person supervising Alto's drill 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 & CEO

Shares Issued: 39,599,648

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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