Commander Resources Ltd.
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Commander Resources Ltd.

August 22, 2006 13:33 ET

Commander Resources Ltd.: New Uranium Discovery Across 65 Metre Width Expands Hermitage Potential

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 22, 2006) - COMMANDER RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) reports the discovery of a series of radioactive bedrock exposures one kilometre northeast of the recently announced Troy's Pond showing on the Company's wholly owned Strickland Property in S.W. Newfoundland.

- The discovery is centered on airborne radiometric anomaly ST-129 where scattered anomalous outcrops extend for a strike length of over 400 metres in a northeast-southwest direction between airborne anomalies ST-128, ST-129 and ST-131 (See Strickland Anomaly map on the Company's website).

- An altered outcrop area situated just to the north of the centre of ST-129 returned highly anomalous scintillation counts over a 65 metre (or 210 foot) wide interval across the strike of the local rock units with counts ranging from 850 to 4,500 CPS over a background of 100 to 150 CPS outside the altered zone.

Twenty-five rock chip samples have been taken so far from this 400 metre long target area, 20 of which were collected from bedrock exposures. Most of the samples collected had scintillation counts exceeding 1,000 counts per second (CPS), and ten had counts ranging from 4,500 to 10,000 CPS. At the Troy's Pond prospect, bedrock exposures ran up to 6,000 CPS. All samples have been sent to the lab for analyses and results will be reported when available.

The host rock to the new showings is intensely bleached and silicified, fine grained and layered with biotite bands and is tentatively identified as a felsic volcanic. Detailed prospecting of the ST-129 to Troy's Pond discoveries is underway to locate other anomalous outcrops and determine if the two closely spaced prospects are connected. Work will include geological mapping, hand-digging to bedrock, diamond saw channel sampling and detailed ground radiometric surveys. High molybdenum values are associated with Troy's Pond uranium assays, so a multi-element soil sampling program is being considered.

The new discovery came from initial follow-up of the airborne survey flown recently on the Strickland Property. Numerous high priority anomalies remain to be followed up from the survey.

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,

Bernard Kahlert, V.P. Exploration

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