Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSXv -- MAW (for Quotes in the USA MAW.V). Mr Michael Hudson, President, reports that the Phase 1 drilling at the Vargbäcken property in the historic mining Skellefte of Northern Sweden was concluded for 2004 on December 9th.

A total of 18 large diameter reverse circulation drill holes for 1,700 metres were completed during the program. Assay results will be reported as they are received.

Mark Saxon, Vice-President of Exploration for Mawson and Member of the AusIMM, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 at Vargbäcken.

Mawson Resources Limited TSXv - MAW (for Quotes in the USA MAW.V) is a well-funded TSX Venture Exchange mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration in the historic Skellefte gold mining district of Northern Sweden. The Company holds in excess of 44,000 hectares of exploration and mining titles and has acquired three advanced gold projects. The Mawson Directors bring both strong corporate and technical competencies to create shareholder wealth through resource discovery.


"Michael Hudson"
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

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