2005 News Releases

June 17, 2005

Mawson Resources Commences Drilling at Middagsberget

Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited (the "Company") -- TSXv - MAW; Frankfurt - MRY. Mr Michael Hudson, President, is pleased to announce the Company has commenced a Phase 1 reverse circulation ("RC") drill program at the Middagsberget project located 4km from Vargbäcken in Northern Sweden. The drill program consists of 8 RC holes for 600m.

At Vargbäcken, 9 RC holes for 1,024m have now been completed and assay results are pending. The drill rig will return to Vargbäcken to complete a final drill hole once drilling at Middagsberget is complete. This has been necessary to allow time for concrete to set in the final hole due to high water inflows.

Mark Saxon, a Director and Vice-President of Exploration for Mawson and Member of the AusIMM, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has verified the information contained in this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

"Michael Hudson"
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

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