| ||September 22, 2006|
Wide Mineralized Zone Intersected in Initial Test of New Brent Showing
| ||COMMANDER RESOURCES LTD. (CMD-TSX Venture) provides an update on the Baffin Island project, Nunavut including the intersection of a significant mineralized zone in the first drill holes on the new Brent Showing. |
- At the newly discovered BRENT SHOWING, the first hole of an initial drill test on the 1,400 metre long shear zone target intersected a strong, 13.7 metre wide mineralized zone within a 40 metre wide shear zone at a vertical depth of 45 metres beneath the exposed zone on surface where samples carried gold values ranging up to 113.95 g/t gold.
- At the Ridge Lake prospect, 18 holes have been completed for a total of 2,731 metres. Of these 18 holes, 16 intersected the target iron formation as a follow-up to high-grade results from 2005 drilling. Assays are awaited.
On the Brent Showing, the encouragement from surface sample results reported in the Company's news release dated August 31, 2006, prompted an initial drill test of the target prior to the end of the drill season to gather information on the nature of the target and the opportunity.
The first two holes were drilled 100 metres apart on the eastern portion of the near vertical shear zone. Hole Q2-06-01 intersected the shear zone between 19.0 metres and 59.0 metres. Within the wide shear zone, a 33 metre interval contained 5 percent quartz veining with arsenopyrite and a 13.7 metre wide zone of more intense alteration, sulphides and quartz veining was cut between 45.50 and 59.20 and is interpreted to be the same zone sampled on surface. This drill hole interval contains 5-10% quartz veins containing up to 25% arsenopyrite. Sulphides consisting of 1-10% arsenopyrite and 1-3% pyrrhotite are also disseminated in the host rock surrounding these veins.
In hole Q2-06-02, drilled 100 metres west from hole Q2-06-01, the same shear zone and mineralized zone was intersected between 16.50 metres and 45.00 metres. The strongest alteration zone was intersected between 25.0 metres and 31.0 metres with a similar alteration and mineral association to that intersected in hole Q2-06-01.
Two additional holes are being completed on the western end of the shear zone, about 650 metres west from hole Q2-06-02. Following completion of these two holes, the program will be shut down due to the onset of winter weather. The drill will be stored on site for the winter months.
The core is being logged and sampled for shipment to the lab. Assay results from the Brent Showing holes will likely not be available for several weeks. Location of the Brent Zone can be seen on the Company's website (NR06-26).
A drill hole location map for Ridge Lake and Brent will be provided when assays results are received and reported.
GeoVector Management Inc. of Ottawa is managing the field program this year. Alan Sexton, MSc, P.Geol. is the Project Manager and the Qualified Person under 43-101 supervising the technical aspects of the program.
All assaying of drill core is completed by TSL Laboratories Ltd. based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Drill core analysis is performed on saw cut, half NQ core with standard fire assay procedures and a gravimetric finish (1 assay ton). A QA/QC program involves the insertion by Commander of at least one of each external standard (low to high grade Au), and one blank per short drill hole, typically within an iron formation interval. TSL completes its own internal QA/QC program by inserting a standard, and several pulp duplicates in every batch of 20 analyses. The QA/QC procedures and results are monitored through the duration of the program.
About Commander Resources Ltd.
Commander Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior exploration company with control one of the largest new gold districts in Canada and a new uranium belt in Newfoundland. Commander's underlying mission is to generate or acquire quality opportunities and add significant shareholder value through discovery of mineral deposits, leveraged partnerships, and/or sale of assets.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
(for) Kenneth E. Leigh
For further information, please call:
Cathy DiVito, Corporate Communications
Commander Resources Ltd.
Telephone (604) 685-5254 Toll Free Canada/U.S.: 1-800-667-7866
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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