Mawson Resources has received the approval from the relevant Finnish authorities for the (deep till) drilling at the Rompas gold project in northern Finland.

The objective of the program is to grid drill through the glacial soil or till (which covers 90-95% of the property) into the bedrock and along strike from high-grade gold surface showings that were found during the 2010 summer field program.

The first full exploration season at Rompas encountered 171 grab samples, which averaged 1,127.9g/t gold and 3.6 % uranium.

The intersection ranged from 0.1g/t to 22,723 g/t gold and 0 to 47.9% uranium and 80 channel samples, which averaged 0.59m @ 203.66 g/t gold and 0.73 % uranium within a sampling footprint of 6km strike and 200-250m width.

Approximately 100-150 diamond drill holes are expected to be drilled with a snowmobile-transportable, low environmental footprint drill rig.

The drill rig is expected to be onsite at Rompas next week and drilling is permitted until winter conditions cease at the end of April.