2005 News Releases

November 16, 2005

Mawson Drilling Triples Gold Mineralized Area and Discovers Bonanza Grade Gold Boulders at Middagsberget, Sweden

Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSXv -- MAW; Frankfurt -- MRY. Mr Michael Hudson, President & CEO is pleased to announce results from the Phase 2 drilling program and surface sampling from the Middagsberget gold project in Northern Sweden. Middagsberget lies within a 13 kilometre mineralized trend, which includes the Company's Fäbodliden and Vargbäcken gold projects. Mineralization at Vargbäcken, where the Company is currently drilling, lies 4 kilometres north-east from Middagsberget.

Sixteen RC drill holes for a total of 1171 metres were completed in the Middagsberget area. Results are available for nine of these holes that tested the immediate strike extensions of the Middagsberget prospect. Seven additional drill holes for 405 metres tested semi-regional surface geochemical anomalies within 1.2 km of the Middagsberget prospect.

By applying a 0.5 g/t gold lower cut-off grade best results include (Table 1):

  • RC09: 5m at 3.5 g/t gold from 20m, including 1m at 12.0 g/t gold;
  • RC12: 1m at 12.9 g/t gold from 57m
  • RC13: 2m at 4.1 g/t gold from 34m
  • RC14: 4m at 1.5 g/t gold from 63m
  • RC15: 2m at 3.0 g/t gold from 42m
  • RC20: 6m at 1.1 g/t gold from 25m

Gold mineralization has now been drill delineated over an area of 300 metres by 100 metres. Mineralization remains open at depth and to the northwest and southeast along the interpreted trend of the system. Mineralization begins at 15m depth, immediately below the soil cover and extends to the limit of RC drilling at 80m depth.

At Middagsberget North, 550m north-west along strike from Middagsberget, surface sampling has discovered a 250m long bonanza-grade gold mineralized boulder train. Individual grab samples from five large and angular boulders up 1m3 averaged 19.7 g/t gold with values ranging from 0.01 g/t gold to 60.8 g/t gold. Other significant results included 34.0 g/t gold and 13.9 g/t gold from separate boulders. These results are located 250m to the south-west and down-ice direction from previously announced boulder sampling which included 4m @ 19.1 g/t gold (Mawson News Release 6 Sept 2005).

Mr Hudson comments, "We are encouraged that the current drill program has tripled the gold mineralized area at Middagsberget. The prospect remains open both along strike and at depth. The numerous locally sourced high grade gold boulders located 550 metres north-west along the same mineralized trend demonstrate the scale of the system. Their presence suggests that higher grades remain to be discovered within this expanding gold system. Our next drill program at Middagsberget will target the source of these boulders."

Gold at Middagsberget is disseminated and quartz vein-hosted and is present as both coarse grained visible gold or associated with fine grained sulphides. Mineralization is hosted within a silica-chlorite-albite-carbonate altered diorite and is typical of the greenstone-hosted style of the Skellefte Mining District. Drill hole and surface sampling plans can be found at http://www.mawsonresources.com/index.php?page=ProjectsMID.

It is not yet possible to make a conclusive statement defining true widths in the reported down-hole intercepts. The
qualified person for the Middagsberget project is Mark Saxon, Mawson's VP-Exploration, Director and a 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"
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

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Table 1 -- Middagsberget Reverse Circulation Drill Hole Results November 2005, 0.5 g/t Au Lower Cut

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Width1 (m) Gold2 (g/t)
MIDRC0509 20 25 5 3.5
including 22 23 1 12.0
56 57 1 2.0
MIDRC0510 Did not achieve target -- not assayed
MIDRC0511 Did not achieve target -- not assayed
MIDRC0512 57 58 1 12.9
75 76 1 1.8
MIDRC0513 34 36 2 4.1
82 84 2 1.1
97 99 2 1.1
MIDRC0514 24 28 4 1.2
58 60 2 1.3
93 94 1 2.9
MIDRC0515 42 44 2 3.0
MIDRC0516 27 28 1 1.6
MIDRC0518 Not drilled at Middagsberget prospect -- results awaited
MIDRC0519 Not drilled at Middagsberget prospect -- results awaited
MIDRC0520 25 31 6 1.1
Note 1: Calculated using a 1m minimum thickness and a 0.5 g/t gold lower cut. No upper cut applied.
Note 2: Gold analyzed by 500g bottle roll technique with leachwell accelerant and an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish by ALS Chemex Ltd's laboratory in Piteå, Sweden. Checks made by Screen Fire Assay analysis at iPL Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada. Duplicates, repeats, blanks and known gold standards were inserted according to standard industry practice.

Table 2 -- Middagsberget Reverse Circulation Drill Hole Results November 2005, 0.2 g/t Au Cut Off

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Width1 (m) Gold2 (g/t)
MIDRC0509 20 67 47 0.7
including 20 45 25 1.0
MIDRC0510 Did not achieve target -- not assayed
MIDRC0511 Did not achieve target -- not assayed
MIDRC0512 57 79 22 1.0
MIDRC0513 32 102 70 0.4
including 32 45 13 1.0
MIDRC0514 56 103 47 0.5
including 58 67 9 1.1
MIDRC0515 18 46 28 0.4
MIDRC0516 17 33 16 0.6
MIDRC0518 Not drilled at Middagsberget prospect -- results awaited
MIDRC0519 Not drilled at Middagsberget prospect -- results awaited
MIDRC0520 18 47 29 0.4
including 18 31 13 0.7
Note 1: Calculated using a 1m minimum thickness and a 0.2 g/t gold lower cut. No upper cut applied.
Note 2: Gold analyzed by 500g bottle roll technique with leachwell accelerant and an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish by ALS Chemex Ltd's laboratory in Piteå, Sweden. Checks made by Screen Fire Assay analysis at iPL Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada. Duplicates, repeats, blanks and known gold standards were inserted according to standard industry practice.