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Midland begins First Exploration on Lewis, Northwest of IAMGold-Vanstar’s Nelligan

Jun 30, 2020

Midland Exploration Inc. has started its first exploration program on the Lewis gold project, wholly owned by Midland and located approximately 60 kilometres southwest of the town of Chapais in Abitibi, Quebec. The Lewis project consists of 172 claims (95 km2) and covers a strategic position proximal to the Guercheville-Opawica deformation zone.

The Lewis gold property is located approximately 60 kilometres northwest of the Nelligan deposit jointly held by Iamgold Corporation (75%) and Vanstar Mining Resources (25%), which hosts inferred resources totalling 96.99 million tonnes at a grade of 1.02 g/t Au for 3.19 million ounces of gold (Source: Iamgold Corporation website; as at December 31, 2019). Approximately 12 kilometres west of the Lewis property, the former Lac Shortt mine historically produced 2.7 million tonnes of ore grading 4.6 g/t Au (Source: MERN-SIGEOM).

Cautionary statement:

Mineralization occurring at the Nelligan and Lac Shortt gold deposits and at showings located on adjacent properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization that may be found on the Lewis property held by Midland.

This first field program, scheduled over a period of three weeks, mainly consists in prospecting work to test several structural and geochemical targets identified based on a compilation by Midland focussing on the Guercheville-Opawica structural corridor over a distance of more than 10 kilometres. The targeted areas are readily accessible and are located along the extensions of several historical occurrences located near the property, a few of which are located less than one (1) kilometre west of the Lewis property.

  • Savane showing: 7.9 g/t Au over 0.9 m and 6.3 g/t Au over 1.2 m (*channel samples; GM40740)
  • Relique showing: 3.8 g/t Au over 4.2 m (*channel sample; GM48897)
  • Butte showing: 21.3 g/t Au over 0.6 m and 6.5 g/t Au over 0.6 m (*channel samples; GM40757, GM48897)

* (Source: MERN-SIGEOM; NTS sheet 32G12)

Cautionary statement:

The true thickness of historical drill intercepts and channel samples listed in this press release cannot be determined with the information currently available; intervals are thus reported in core length.

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