Midland Exploration Inc.: Agnico-Eagle Extends Underground Drill Holes from the Lapa Mine Onto Maritime-Cadillac

Midland Exploration Inc.: Agnico-Eagle Extends Underground Drill Holes from the 
Lapa Mine Onto Maritime-Cadillac 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Midland Exploration
Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to report that
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico-Eagle") will begin an underground
drilling campaign at the Lapa mine, where certain drill holes will be
extended onto the Maritime-Cadillac property, in combination with a
diamond drilling program from surface on the Maritime-Cadillac
property. The Maritime-Cadillac property is contiguous to the Lapa
gold mine property (2.1 million tonnes in proven and probable
reserves at a gold grade of 6.0 grams per tonne, for 395,000 ounces
of gold), in commercial production since May 2009.  
First underground drilling program 
Agnico-Eagle has excavated an exploration drift at 1,000 metres depth
on its Lapa property, extending southeast to the northern limit of
the Maritime-Cadillac property. This exploration drift will serve as
a starting point to drill a series of holes designed to test the
potential extension of the gold corridor defined by the previous
surface drilling on the Maritime Cadillac property. The previous
drilling intersected several gold zones including values up to 1.7
g/t Au over 46.4 metres including 21.1 g/t Au over 1.2 metres (Hole
141-11-31), 1.7 g/t Au over 37.85 metres including 2.3 g/t Au over
24.0 metres and 12.6 g/t Au over 1.5 metre (Hole 141-10-23) and 1.1
g/t Au over 25.9 metres (Hole 141-09-21). 
Further drilling in the Dyke West Zone 
In conjunction with this underground drilling program, a drilling
campaign will also be undertaken from the surface, to follow up on
and test a high-grade intersection obtained in the Dyke West Zone in
drill hole 141-10-26. The latter returned a grade of 8.6 g/t Au over
5.5 metres, from 383.1 to 388.6 metres depth, including an interval
at 13.8 g/t Au over 3.0 metres. The surface program will involve more
than 1,000 metres to test at depth the extension of that favorable
The Maritime Cadillac property is well located in the eastern part of
the Cadillac mining camp, south of the Lapa gold mine. The presence
of significant lithological contacts (Pontiac-Piche-Cadillac) within
the Cadillac-Larder Lake deformation zone provides excellent
potential for the development of lode gold or disseminated gold
A surface plan and a longitudinal section showing these recent
intersections and planned drill holes are available on Midland's
Terms of the Exploration Agreement 
On June 1, 2009, Agnico-Eagle acquired a 50% undivided interest in
the Maritime-Cadillac property. They paid $100,000 and completed
$1,000,000 of exploration work from fiscal 2006 to fiscal 2009. They
also have the option to increase its undivided interest in the
property from 50% to 65% over a period of 4 years, by financing a
bankable feasibility study or by solely assuming all mining
operations on the Maritime Cadillac Property, earning a 1% additional
interest for every $1,000,000 spent on the property (up to 15% by
spending $15 million). Agnico-Eagle is currently exercising its
option to increase its interest in the project by solely funding
ongoing exploration expenditures on the project. 
About Midland  
Midland targets the excellent mineral potential of Quebec to make the
discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, base metals and rare
earth elements. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such
as Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, Osisko Mining Corporation, Maudore
Minerals Limited, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and
SOQUEM Inc. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to
quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired
properties. Management is currently reviewing other opportunities and
projects to build up the Company portfolio and generate shareholder
This press release was prepared by Mario Masson, VP Midland
Exploration and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. For further
information, please consult Midland's website. 
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are
subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks
and uncertainties include those described in Midland's periodic
reports including the annual report or in the filings made by Midland
from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. 
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Gino Roger, President and Chief Executive Officer
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