July 16, 2008 Commander Identifies A Third Geophysical Anomaly In Labrador; Drill Contract In Place
Commander Resources Ltd. (CMD -- TSX Venture) reports the discovery of a third high priority electromagnetic (EM) conductor on the Company's South Voisey's Bay nickel properties in Central Labrador.
The third conductor was detected in the south-central portion of the area. The anomaly is about 800 metres long and averages 150 to 200 metres in width with an easterly plunge.
Two conductors were reported in the Company's news release dated May 22, 2008. Briefly, the first is a large ovoid 600 by 700 metres in size, open to the west. The second anomaly is about 150 metres wide by 400 metres long east-west. It is open and strengthening to the west.
The three strong conductors are sub-horizontal to gently dipping and large in area, with sufficient strength to be caused by an accumulation of massive sulphides.
A drill contract has been finalized and drilling of these high priority targets is expected to start in early August.
Gabbro bodies formed as intrusions into vertically dipping sedimentary rocks that dominate the local geology. The geophysical data supports the interpretation that favourable intrusive rocks (gabbro) for nickel accumulation underlie most of the Adlatok1, Sally and Sadie properties and are open to the southeast to northeast. The Company now controls over 200 square kilometres easterly from the Sally -- Adlatok 1 properties to cover the possible extent of this favourable gabbro.
A location map of the high priority conductors can be found on the Company's website here.
Additional UTEM-EM surveying was completed on the adjoining Sarah Lake Property where Commander Resources Ltd. has a 48.2% interest. Interpretation of the results is not yet complete. Previous surveys in this area indicated the presence of an apparent strong conductor which ended at a loop boundary and could not be completely interpreted.
Bernard Kahlert, P.Eng, is the Company's Qualified Person (QP) responsible for the content of this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Kenneth E. Leigh
President & CEO
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