| ||May 07, 2007|
Completion Of Phase 1 Drill Program: Radiometric Zones Discovered In Final Holes
| ||Commander Resources Ltd. (CMD-TSX Venture) reports the completion of the Phase 1 drill program on the Hermitage uranium project, Newfoundland. Since the last report dated April 26, 2007, four additional holes were completed, two on the He2 target and two on the He-1A target, bringing the total to 16 holes drilled in the White Bear area and 31 holes in total for the entire drill program that started in late 2006. Samples from all 16 holes drilled in the White Bear area are in transit to the lab for analysis. Results for all holes will be reported when available.|
Of the 31 holes drilled on the six widely-spaced target areas, 21 holes hit uranium mineralization, supporting the potential of this belt.
The last hole of the program (WBR-07-16), drilled at He2, intersected a uranium-bearing zone consisting of one strong and several moderate radiometric intervals over three metres between 23 and 26 metres hosted in an impure quartzite unit, similar to the mineralized boulders. The hole was spotted 120 metres up-ice from previous drill holes described in the April 26th release and the mineralized surface boulders. This intersection is open along strike and at depth and is within the up-ice boundary of the airborne radiometric anomaly, opening the opportunity for other radiometric zones north of this hole.
At He-1A, two holes were drilled up-ice from uranium-bearing boulders. Hole WBR-07-14 encountered a narrow, moderate strength radiometric zone at a depth of 49 metres, associated with coarse arsenopyrite and quartz veining. High arsenic was also associated with many of the uranium bearing boulders at this anomaly. The second hole drilled at He-1A was collared 90 metres north and up-ice from hole 07-14. Two low intensity radiometric anomalies were encountered at 58 metres and 149 metres depth. Folding in the rock units suggests the possibility for stratigraphic thickening. The nature of the radiometric boulders indicates that the source has not been located so detailed geophysical and geochemical work will be considered to assist in locating the source.
Plan maps and summary sections will be posted to the Company's website when we receive the assay data. More detailed core logging and interpretation is underway to develop a working exploration model for the targets tested. A follow-up Phase 2 exploration and drilling program will be planned based on this information.
Samples were sent to ACME Analytical Laboratory, Vancouver, BC where they were analyzed using 1DX Multiple Element ICP methods. Values greater than 0.24% U3O8 are assayed by methods 7TD using 4-acid digestion with ICP-ES analysis. All uranium values expressed in U3O8 are calculated from uranium analyses received from ACME Analytical Services and reported in ppm U. Select samples will be sent to SRC in Saskatoon for check assay.
Bernard Kahlert, P.Eng is the Company's Qualified Person under regulatory authorities N.I. 43-101.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
President & CEO
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