2005 News Releases

August 02, 2005

Mawson Resources Drills Wide Intervals of Gold Mineralisation within a 13 Kilometre Long Gold Trend in Sweden

Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSXv -- MAW. Mr Michael Hudson, President & CEO, is pleased to announce results from the Phase 1 drilling program at the Middagsberget project in Northern Sweden. Middagsberget lies within a 13 kilometre mineralized trend, which includes the Company's Fäbodliden and Vargbäcken gold projects. Gold mineralization at Vargbäcken lies 4 kilometres north-east from Middagsberget.

A total of 8 reverse circulation ("RC") holes for 583 metres were drilled. Results are presented in the attached tables 1 and 2. By applying a 0.5 g/t gold lower cut-off grade best results:

  • RC01: 11m at 2.05 g/t gold from 32m, including 2m at 5.92 g/t gold;
  • RC08: 29m at 1.37 g/t gold from 52m, including 2m at 3.91 g/t gold;
  • RC07: 4m at 5.79 g/t gold from 42m, including 1m at 20.30 g/t gold;
  • RC04: 6m at 2.07 g/t gold from 34m;
  • RC02: 3m at 2.42 g/t gold from 26m, including 1m at 5.50 g/t gold;
  • 4m at 2.72 g/t gold from 53m, including 1m at 9.01 g/t gold.

Higher grade results included 1m at 20.3g/t gold while the scale of the mineralized system is demonstrated by applying a lower cut-off grade of 0.2 g/t gold, where:

  • RC01: 22m at 1.26 g/t gold from 27m;
  • RC08: 47m at 0.99 g/t gold from 43m;
  • RC07: 30m at 1.05 g/t gold from 27m;
  • RC04: 36m at 0.95 g/t gold from 20m.

In this first drill program, gold mineralization has been drill delineated over an area of 100m by 100m. Mineralization remains open in all directions with 5 holes finishing in better than 0.3 g/t gold. Mineralization begins at 15m depth, immediately below the soil cover and extends to the limit of RC drilling at 80m depth. Drill hole and prospect plans can be found at http://www.mawsonresources.com/index.php?page=ProjectsMID.

Mr Hudson comments, "We are encouraged by the regular intersections of higher grade gold within a broad footprint of mineralization, which is developed from near-surface to the extent of our drilling. Follow-up drilling at Middagsberget is a clear priority. Importantly, these results demonstrate the prospectivity of the 13 kilometre Middasgberget-Fäbodliden-Vargbäcken mineralized trend. The company is actively exploring this mineralized corridor, with sampling of gold-bearing quartz veins at Fäbodliden and soil geochemical sampling along strike from Vargbäcken currently underway."

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.

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 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 July 2005, 0.5 g/t Au Lower Cut

Location Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Width1 (m) Gold2 (g/t)
RC0501 32 43 11 2.05
including 40 42 2 5.92
RC0502 26 29 3 2.42
including 26 27 1 5.50
32 37 5 0.73
53 57 4 2.72
including 53 54 1 9.01
59 61 2 1.36
RC0503 29 30 1 1.60
36 37 1 1.30
51 53 2 1.30
RC0504 22 26 4 1.18
34 40 6 2.07
47 56 9 1.05
RC0505 43 45 2 1.84
73 75 2 1.86
RC0506 21 23 2 1.14
37 46 9 1.02
RC0507 42 46 4 5.79
including 45 46 1 20.30
RC0508 52 81 29 1.37
including 52 54 2 3.91
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 July 2005, 0.2 g/t Au Cut Off

Location Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Width1 (m) Gold2 (g/t)
RC0501 27 47 22 1.26
RC0502 18 61 43 0.77
RC0503 17 55 38 0.34
RC0504 20 56 36 0.95
RC0505 21 77 56 0.55
RC0506 21 46 25 0.63
RC0507 27 57 30 1.05
RC0508 43 90 47 0.99
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.