Hansa Resources Limited

December 12, 2007 09:27 ET

Hansa Resources Limited: Granting of the Pernu Nr. 1 Tenement in Sweden

VANCOUVER, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2007) - Hansa Resources Limited ("Hansa") (TSX VENTURE:HRL)(FRANKFURT:3F2). Mr Jeff Gale, President & CEO, is pleased to announce the granting of the Purnu nr 1 tenement to the Company's project portfolio. The Purnu nr 1 tenement is located approximately 25km south east of the Aitik copper mine in Norrbotten, Sweden. It has an area of 633 Ha and includes the Pualaki prospect which has two promising gold mineralisation systems historically estimated to contain:

100 kt at 4.62 g/t Au, 0.07% W, 0.16% Cu in the northern body,
and 62 kt at 2,38 g/t Au, 0.09% Cu in the southern body

These estimates are based on drilling done by LKAB in 1989 and 1990 and are therefore historical in nature and pre National Instrument 43-101. Hansa Resources has not completed sufficient exploration to verify the estimates. Hansa Resources is not treating them as National Instrument defined resources or reserves verified by a Qualified Person, and the historical estimate should not be relied upon. The Company does not have, and is not aware of, any more recent resource estimates that conform to the standards set out in National Instrument 43-101.

Further work in 1998 by North Atlantic Resources encountered semi massive sulphide mineralisation (sphalerite and galena) in metasediments and metavolcanics and along the contact between gabbro and the surrounding country rock nickel copper cobalt mineralisation.

Hansa Resources intends to build up the historical information into a modern 3D model upon which a drill program will be designed to test to the open trends in mineralisation.

Mr Gale states, "The granting of the Purnu nr 1 tenement provides Hansa with an additional historic gold resource that has strong potential for expansion. We are extremely pleased to add this project, which demonstrates strong grades in coherent zones, to our growing gold portfolio in a time of a strengthening gold price."

The qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 is Damian Brett, Vice-President of Exploration for Hansa Resources and a member of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr. Brett has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.

On behalf of the Board,

Jeffrey Gale, President

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