Midland Commences Ground Geophysical Surveys on Laflamme Along a New Gold Trend
Recognized Over More Than 20 Kilometres
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- Midland Exploration
Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to report that
ground-based geophysical ("IP") surveying has resumed on the Laflamme
property, along a new gold trend recognized over a distance of more
than 20 kilometres. This trend was identified by Midland in recent
drill holes designed to establish the continuity of its 2011 gold
discovery, and along the strike extensions of a discovery reported by
Maudore Minerals Ltd ("Maudore") in June 2012. The Laflamme property
is located about 25 kilometres northwest of Lebel-sur-Quevillon and
about 30 kilometres east of the Sleeping Giant mine and mill in
Quebec. The Laflamme project is a joint venture between Midland and
Aurbec Mines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maudore (TSX
The upcoming IP survey will cover a northeast-trending structure over
a distance of 4 kilometres, about 5 kilometres northeast of the
Picadilly showing jointly discovered by Midland and North American
Palladium in 2011 with a drill intercept grading 9.71 g/t Au over 1.0
metre. The IP survey, which totals 20 kilometres, will help define
new drilling targets along this trend and in an area characterized by
a kilometre-scale magnetic anomaly.
Since 2011, at least four (4) new gold showings have been identified
along this trend over a distance of more than 20 kilometres. The
showings are characterized by the presence of weak electromagnetic
conductors and/or weak to moderate (IP) chargeability anomalies
occurring in sheared, silicified felsic to mafic rocks with pyrite
and pyrrhotite mineralization. This trend, considered highly
prospective for gold mineralization, has never been systematically
explored and thus represents a high-priority target for exploration
on the Laflamme property.
The four showings, from southwest to northeast, yielded the following
Picadilly showing (discovered by Midland and North American Palladium
During the 2011 drilling campaign, drill hole LA-11-11 intersected a
new gold-bearing zone grading 9.71 g/t Au over 1.0 metre from 150.0
to 151.0 metres. This gold-bearing structure was characterized by the
presence of an altered shear zone exhibiting quartz veinlets with
2-3% pyrite mineralization. Deeper along the same drill hole, another
interval with quartz-tourmaline-pyrite veins graded 1.1 g/t Au over
1.0 metre from 297.6 to 298.6 metres (see press release by Midland
Exploration Inc. dated July 13, 2011).
Trafalgar showing (discovered by Midland in 2013)
About 2 kilometres southwest of the Comtois NW showing held by
Maudore, two holes drilled on the same section intersected a
gold-bearing structure with pyrite mineralization occurring at the
contact between silicified pillowed mafic rocks and sericitized
felsic rocks. Drill hole LAF-13-24 encountered an interval grading
0.40 g/t Au over 5.70 metres from 59.10 to 64.80 metres including
1.72 g/t Au over 1.00 metre from 59.10 to 60.10 metres, whereas hole
LAF-13-23 returned a gold grade of 0.34 g/t Au over 3.10 metres from
191.90 to 195.00 metres, about 100 metres below hole -24 (see press
release by Midland Exploration Inc. dated March 28, 2013).
Comtois NW showing (discovered by Maudore in 2012)
This gold discovery was reported by Maudore in June 2012, about 12
kilometres northwest of the Comtois gold deposit and less than 1
kilometre from the Laflamme property. Maudore reported grades of 71.7
g/t Au over 1.2 metres and 0.8 g/t Au over 40.8 metres (see press
release by Maudore Minerals dated June 6, 2012).
Notting Hill showing (discovered by Midland in 2013)
Drill hole LAF-13-21 intersected a gold-bearing structure in sheared
mafic volcanic rocks with pyrite-pyrrhotite mineralization that
graded 0.34 g/t Au over 25.56 metres from 144.0 to 169.56 metres,
including 3.12 g/t Au over 1.50 metres from 145.50 to 147.00 metres,
and 1.95 g/t Au over 1.25 metres from 167.85 to 169.10 metres. This
gold-bearing structure is located about 3.5 kilometres northeast of
the Comtois NW showing held by Maudore (see press release by Midland
Exploration Inc. dated March 28, 2013).
Figures locating the IP survey and the new gold-bearing corridor on
Laflamme can be consulted at the following links:
For Figure 1 - Map of the Abitibi showing the location of the
Laflamme project, click here: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Figur
For Figure 2 - Regional geology map of the Laflamme project, click
For Figure 3 - Regional magnetic map of the Laflamme project, click
About Midland Exploration
Midland targets the excellent mineral potential and the favourable
investment climate 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 Maudore Minerals
Limited, Osisko Mining Corporation, Agnico-Eagle Mines 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 value.
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
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