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  October 29, 2012
Mawson Grab Samples Up To 2,817g/T Gold At Rajapalot, Finland

  Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSX -- MAW; Frankfurt -- MXR, PINKSHEETS- MWSNF has discovered bonanza gold grades at the Rajapalot prospect in Finland, returning up to 2,817g/t gold from prospecting grab samples within 3 areas separated by many kilometres. Rajapalot is located 8 kilometres to the east of the Rompas gold project in Northern Finland (Figure 1).

Highlights from this work include:
  • Prospecting grab samples taken from outcrop returned 2,817g/t gold, 2,196g/t gold, 1,245g/t gold, 933g/t gold, 151g/t gold and 135.5g/t gold amongst 36 new grab samples (Table 2);
  • 52 samples from the Rajapalot prospect to date average 152.8g/t gold and range from 0.001g/t to 2,817g/t gold (Tables 1 and 2);
Mr Hudson states, "The second round of prospecting results from Rajapalot demonstrate the scale, prospectivity and extremely high-grade nature of the Rompas-Rajapalot area. Nevertheless, of greater interest is the context of this new discovery with the larger Rompas-Rajapalot project area. At this very early stage of exploration, we now have indications of a mineral system that has deposited high-grade gold within an area approaching 10km by 10km. This is very significant on a global scale. The Company has prioritized prospecting within the Rajapalot area and many geochemical samples remain to be returned. Both airborne and ground geophysical surveys will be undertaken during Q1 2013 with the aim to firm up drill targets that can be tested during Q1/Q2 2013."

Discovery grab samples from the Rajapalot project have returned gold mineralization from three distinct areas, namely the Palokas, Joki and Rumajärvi prospects. The areas were targeted with regional geophysics and surface soil geochemistry. Rumajarvi lies 1.5 kilometres south of Palokas, while Joki is located 1 kilometre southeast of Palokas (Figure 2). Each prospect area is characterized by minor outcrop on a topographic high, within a predominantly swampy terrain and therefore very little in situ bedrock has been located. The style of mineralization at some of the new localities is sulphidic and of a disseminated or replacement style, which differs from the vein style observed at Rompas. Little outcrop has been found between the prospect areas. The glacial boulders sampled and reported here are the same lithologies as in nearby outcrops, appear to form boulder trains, and thus are considered to be proximal to their source. A summary of sample statistics is shown in Table 1 and all results received to date are shown in Table 2. All samples are prospecting grab samples. These are selective by nature and are unlikely to represent average grades on the property.

Table 1: Summary statistics from all grab samples taken from the Rajapalot discovery to date.
Prospect Number of Samples Area Max
Au g/t
Au g/t
Au g/t
Sample Type
Rumajarvi 32 650m x 140m 1,245 0.00 42.4 10 Outcrops, 22 Boulders
Palokas 10 120m x 55m 85.0 0.11 30.5 9 Outcrops,  1 Boulder
Joki 10 800m x 150m 2,817 0.00 628.2 5 Outcrops, 5 Boulders
TOTAL 52   2,817 0.00 152.8 24 Outcrops, 28 Boulders
In other news, Mawson is pleased to announce that 97% of all warrants priced at $1.02 which expired on October 25, 2012 have been exercised to raise an additional C$3.7M for the company. Mawson's major shareholder, The Sentient Group, which held 78% of the exercised warrants now moves to 23.6% ownership of the Company.