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Midland announces discovery of a new gold zone on Samson, SE of Wallbridge’s Fenelon/Tabasco deposit

Sep 1, 2020

Another piece of the emerging Fenelon puzzle has fallen into place. Midland Exploration Inc. has announced the discovery of a new gold-bearing zone on its Samson project. This property is wholly owned by Midland and is located approximately 15 kilometres southeast of the Fenelon and Tabasco deposits held by Wallbridge Mining Company in northwestern Quebec. 


  • Discovery of a new gold-bearing structure favourably located a few kilometres SE of the high-grade Fenelon/Tabasco deposit held by Wallbridge
  • Presence of several visible gold grains
  • High-grade quartz-albite vein grading up to 99.1 g/t Au and 71.3 g/t Ag over 0.4 metre
  • Additional drilling set to begin over the next few days to test the extensions of this new gold-bearing structure

Over the course of July 2020, a diamond drilling campaign consisting of five (5) drill holes totalling 1,287.0 metres was completed on the Samson project. This drilling program was mainly designed to test induced polarization (IP) anomalies characterized by chargeability highs located in the heart of a folded magnetic structure and associated with resistivity lows. The program also included two drill holes testing chargeability IP anomalies coinciding with resistivity highs located immediately to the east of the fold nose.

A new gold-bearing zone, named Golden Delilah, was discovered in drill hole SAM-20-10 during the drilling program. This new discovery consists of a quartz-albite vein intersected over a core length of 1.60 metres long, hosted in ultramafic intrusive rocks, which graded 99.1 g/t Au, 71.3 g/t Ag and 0.17% Pb over 0.40 metre, from 106.45 to 106.85 metres. This section of the vein is characterized by the presence of at least 13 visible gold grains some 1-2 mm in diameter over 40 centimetres; the rest of the vein yielded gold values ranging between 1.57 g/t Au and 2.23 g/t Au. The vein is cut by a late fault with no core recovered over 1.05 metre (see Table 1). This zone was intersected in two holes drilled on the same section, along the north limb of the folded magnetic structure. 

Drill hole SAM-20-11, testing approximately 50 metres below drill hole SAM-20-10, intersected 2.21 g/t Au over 0.45 metre from 120.70 to 121.15 metres. This new gold-bearing structure is interpreted as a possible subsidiary of the regional Lower Detour Fault. The Golden Delilah zone remains open in all directions. Assay results for the rest of holes SAM-20-10 and 11 are pending.

The three remaining holes drilled during this campaign successfully explained the IP anomalies with the presence of disseminated and stringer sulphides, composed of variable amounts of pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite. Assay results for these three drill holes (SAM-20-07, 08 and 09) are pending.

Drilling program to resume shortly

Midland is set to resume drilling shortly, with a new campaign of seven (7) drill holes totalling more than 2,000 metres; one (1) drill hole will test 25 metres above hole SAM-20-10 in order to test the Delilah Zone and confirm the dip of the zone, two (2) drill holes will test the lateral extensions of the Golden Delilah zone along a 50-metre step-out, and four (4) drill holes will test other high-priority IP anomalies identified during the December 2019 survey.

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