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Midland resumes drilling on Maritime-Cadillac in NW Quebec

Aug 28, 2020

Midland Exploration Inc. reports that the drilling program on Maritime-Cadillac, which was initially planned in March but had to be suspended due to mandatory confinement measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, has resumed. The Maritime-Cadillac property is a joint venture between Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (51%) (“Agnico Eagle”) and Midland (49%) and is located along the Cadillac Break.

This new drilling program will include a drill hole totalling 850 metres in length, designed to test the down-plunge extension of the Dyke East zone at a vertical depth of 600 metres.

Another hole, totalling 400 metres in length, will be drilled to test two parallel gold-bearing zones (the South and North zones), previously intersected in a drill hole south of the Maritime-Cadillac zone, in a historically underexplored area. A second phase of drilling totalling 400 metres has been planned contingent on the results of the first phase.

This drilling campaign totalling 1,650 metres has just started.

Dyke East zone

The proposed drilling program for the Dyke East zone includes an 850-metre-long drill hole targeting the depth extension (at 600 metres vertical depth) down-plunge from a few historical drill holes that yielded gold-bearing intervals over significant widths. Drill hole 141-10-23 yielded a grade of 1.7 g/t Au over 37.85 metres, from 311.25 to 349.10 metres depth, including 12.6 g/t Au over 1.5 metre, from 329.0 to 330.5 metres depth. In addition, drill hole 141-11-31, testing more than 100 metres below hole 141-10-23, intersected an interval grading 1.7 g/t Au over 46.4 metres, from 399.0 to 445.4 metres depth, including 21.0 g/t Au over 1.2 metres, from 412.8 to 414.0 metres depth (see press releases by Midland dated May 27, 2010 and July 19, 2011).

Area south of the Maritime-Cadillac zone

A 400-metre-long drill hole is proposed to test a significant gap located between the Maritime-Cadillac zone and an area previously drill-tested by Agnico Eagle in 2006-2007 in the south part of the property, where gold-bearing intervals grading 9.4 g/t Au over 1.1 metre and 8.4 g/t Au over 1.1 metre (true thicknesses) were reported.

The target area is located approximately 400 metres south of the Maritime-Cadillac zone and is proximal to a structural feature (fold nose). The drill hole is designed to test two known zones (the South and North zones) at vertical depths of 100 and 200 metres respectively.

Midland targets the excellent mineral potential of Quebec to make the discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, platinum group elements and base metals. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such as Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, BHP Billiton Canada Inc., Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd., Probe Metals Inc., Osisko Mining Inc., SOQUEM INC., Nunavik Mineral Exploration Fund, and Abcourt Mines Inc. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired properties. 

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