Mawson Resources Limited
TSX VENTURE : MAW
FRANKFURT : MRY

Mawson Resources Limited

December 03, 2006 18:10 ET

Mawson Half Yearly Update and Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 3, 2006) - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson" and/or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MAW)(FWB:MRY) - Michael Hudson, President & CEO, is pleased to provide an exploration update as summarized at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, November 30 in Vancouver. The Company was privileged to have the Swedish Consul, Mr. Anders Neumuller in attendance. Mr. Neumuller presented an overview of Sweden's 600 year mining history which is available for viewing as a streaming video from www.mininginteractive.com.

In addition, the Company announces a non-brokered private placement, subject to regulatory approval, of up to 600,000 units at a price of $1.15 per unit. Each unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one non-transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share exercisable for a period of two years following closure of the private placement, at a price of $1.50 per common share.

A finder's fee of 5% cash to non-registrants will be payable from the gross proceeds of a portion of the financing. The net proceeds from the financing will be used for exploration expenses of the Company's Swedish and Finnish uranium and gold projects and for general working capital.

The last six months has been a period of consolidation for the company. Drilling continued on the Company's gold projects at Middagsberget and Vargbacken. Results from Vargbacken East and the Vargbacken Deeps program will be announced shortly. Additionally, an initial disclosure of a NI43-101 resource was made for the Vargbacken project. Our joint venture partner on the Gold Line, First Fortune Investments Inc., had an active summer with field work undertaken on five gold projects. This work consisted of approximately 75 kilometres of soil sampling together with diamond drilling at both the Langtjarn and Brokojan projects. At the Storbodsund massive sulphide nickel project, joint venture partner Independence Group NL made significant progress and defined a number of interesting conductors from an airborne EM survey.

Of most significance, was the emergence of the Mawson as a European uranium exploration company. A NI43-101 report was completed on 3 of the most advanced uranium projects in Sweden and compilation of approximately 20 kilometres of historic drilling and past surveys was undertaken. Field work consisting of scintillometer traversing, radon cups measurements and mapping was also completed on a number of projects. Drill permits were obtained for both the Tasjo project where drilling is now underway and Klappibacken where drilling is planned to begin in February 2007. The company also expanded into Finland with three uranium projects now under tenure. Mawson continues to actively review uranium opportunities throughout Europe and has recently focused on a number of areas in Spain that will be followed up aggressively.

The qualified person for Mawson's Scandinavian projects, Mark Saxon, a director and Vice President Exploration for Mawson and Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.

On behalf of the Board,

Michael Hudson, President & CEO

Forward-Looking Statement. This news release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Frankfurt Deutsche Borse have reviewed the information contained herein and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information

  • Mawson Resources Limited
    Mariana Bermudez
    (604) 685-9316
    (604) 683-1585 (FAX)
    Email: info@mawsonresources.com
    Website: www.mawsonresources.com
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