Commander and Fjordland Expand Land Holdings at South Voisey’s Bay Nickel Project, Labrador and Begin Preparations for Initial Drill Test of Sandy Target

September 6, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC - Commander Resources Ltd. ("Commander") (CMD: TSX-V) and project partner Fjordland Exploration Inc. ("Fjordland") (TSX.V: FEX) are pleased to announce that they have recently expanded the land position at their South Voisey’s Bay Project (the “SVB Property”) located in Labrador, Canada, to a total of 29,400 Ha (294 km 2) covering the majority of the of the Pants Lake Gabbro Complex. Furthermore, the companies have initiated preparations to conduct an initial 1000m drill test of the Sandy Target beginning in mid-September.

Fjordland currently owns a 15% interest in the property earned during an earlier agreement from 2014.Both companies have recently entered into a letter agreement (see press release dated June 5, 2017) allowing for Fjordland to acquire up to a 100% interest by paying Commander aggregate cash payments of $290,000 completing $8.0 million in exploration expenditures and issuing to Commander an aggregate of 4.5 million post consolidation shares as follows:

Date for Completion

Option Payment

Fjordland Shares

Exploration and Development Expenditures

Approval Date (complete)

$ -


$ -

October 31, 2017 (FEX Vests at 35%)




1st anniversary of Approval Date

$ 10,000



2nd anniversary of Approval Date

$ 15,000



3rd anniversary of Approval Date

$ 25,000



October 31, 2021 (FEX vests at 75%)

$ 40,000


$ 2,400,000

October 31, 2024 (FEX vests at 100%)





$ 290,000


$ 8,000,000

Upon Fjordland acquiring a 100% interest in the project, Commander will retain a 2% NSR and Fjordland will have the right to buy down 50% of the Royalty for a payment of $5,000,000 as a cash payment, or a cash payment equal $2,500,000 plus the issuance of shares having a fair market value of 50% of the buy down amount. Commander will receive a $10,000,000 advance royalty payment at the commencement of commercial production.

On August 28, 2017, Fjordland announced a non-binding agreement with High Power Exploration Inc. (“HPX”) through which an affiliate of HPX would fund $1.4 million in project expenditures by means of a private placement in Fjordland and a further agreement by HPX to fund, on behalf of Fjordland, up to $7.4 million in additional exploration expenditures and $290,000 in property payments, following which Fjordland has agreed to assign a 65% project interest to HPX (see FEX news release dated August 28, 2017).A definitive Investment Agreement and Subscription Agreement were executed by HPX and Fjordland on September 5, 2017 as scheduled. Completion of the investment is conditional on HPX’s final due diligence review, to be completed on or before September 20, 2017, as well as shareholder and TSX Venture Exchange approval.

HPX is a privately owned, metals-focused exploration company deploying proprietary in-house geophysical technologies to rapidly evaluate mineral prospects. The HPX technology cluster comprises systems for targeting, modelling, survey optimization, acquisition, processing and interpretation. HPX has a highly experienced board and management team led by Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer Robert Friedland.

The SVB property is located in central Labrador some 80 kilometres south of Vale’s Voisey’s Bay Nickel mine and covers parts of the Pants Lake Gabbro Complex. The Pants Lake Complex contains host rocks with alteration and nickel mineralization styles consistent with high nickel prospectivity. In November 2014 Commander and Fjordland completed a UTEM and ground magnetic survey over a portion of the claims, referred to as the Sandy Target, where historical work has indicated the presence of a strong conductor. Results of this more recent survey outlined a strong horizontal conductor and 4 strong sub-vertical conductors near the Worm Gabbro, a possible feeder dyke to the larger gabbro bodies. (see News Release dated March 2, 2015).The Sandy Target forms will be the focus of the initial drill program announced herein.

Robert Cameron, P. Geo. is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, and has read and takes responsibility for the technical aspects of this release.

About Commander Resources:

Commander Resources is a Canadian focused exploration company that has leveraged its success in exploration through partnerships and sale of properties, while retaining equity and royalty interests. Commander has a portfolio of base and precious metal projects across Canada and significant equity positions in Maritime Resources Corp. (MAE-TSX.V) and Aston Bay Holdings (BAY-TSX.V). Commander also retains royalties from properties that have been partnered, optioned or sold.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Robert Cameron, P. Geo.

President and CEO

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Robert Cameron, President and CEO

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