Commander Resources Ltd.

Commander Resources Ltd.

June 08, 2006 13:12 ET

Commander Resources Ltd.: New Uranium Showings Discovered in Newfoundland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2006) - COMMANDER RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CMD) reports the discovery of new uranium mineralization coincident with airborne radiometric anomalies that were highlighted in the June 5th news release and outlined on the Hermitage maps on the Company's home page at

Using hand-held scintillometers, the Company's prospecting crew located radiometric boulders corresponding to Anomalies He1 and He2 (see new website map) on their first field day. Two boulders on He2 gave readings of 18,500 and 20,000 counts per second (cps) which are the highest recorded to date on the Hermitage Project area. Significant uranium oxide minerals such as autunite were identified as coatings and fracture fillings on these boulders. A number of other boulders with radiometric counts ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 cps were located on Anomaly He2. Several lower count radioactive boulders with 800 cps were recorded on Anomaly He1. This is only a first-pass examination. Processing of the airborne data is on-going.

The radiometric boulders consist mainly of impure quartzite, which has been metamorphosed from sandstone. Iron-rich minerals comprise 10-15% of the quartzite. Sandstone is a major host of uranium mineralization world-wide.
Detailed prospecting and mapping will commence in the Anomaly He1 - He4 area shortly.

The anomalies that were prospected are in the White Bear area, located about three kilometres southwest of the Doucette uranium prospect which contained ten rock chip samples with values ranging from 0.39% to 1.32% U3O8 (as reported previously).

The airborne EM conductor also announced on June 5th was also briefly examined with some success. Several cobbles and boulders of quartz-rich felsic volcanic material containing pyrrhotite/pyrite ranging from 3 to 10% and trace amounts of chalcopyrite (copper sulphide) were identified.

Fourteen samples from the radiometric boulders and the EM anomaly area were collected and sent to Eastern Analytical Laboratory in Springdale Newfoundland for processing. Pulps from the radiometric samples will be shipped to Acme in Vancouver for analysis of U3O8 content.

The discovery of two new uranium prospects on the first two radiometric anomalies checked from the airborne survey prompted Commander to stake an additional 73 claims covering 184 square kilometres on the Hermitage Flexure rock sequences. A new property map will be posted to the website soon.

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 Leigh, President & CEO

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