Midland Exploration Inc.
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Midland Exploration Inc.

October 30, 2007 09:00 ET

Midland Exploration Intiate a First Exploration Program With Breakwater on the Gatineau Zinc Project

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2007) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland")(TSX VEMTURE:MD) is pleased to announce the beginning of its Exploration Program ("the Program") on its wholly-owned Gatineau Zinc Project. Breakwater Resources Ltd. ("Breakwater") has the option to acquire 50% of Midland's interest by funding $4,500,000 in exploration expenditures and by making payments totalling $250,000 over 4 years. Midland will be the operator until the completion of a positive pre-feasibility study. Upon acquiring a 50% interest, Breakwater will have the option to acquire an additional 15% interest by delivering a bankable feasibility study and by paying to Midland $40,000 per year and by having minimum work expenditures on the property of $200,000 per year until the delivery of the feasibility study. Midland's important zinc portfolio includes in the Gatineau Project many properties at different stages of exploration, which program was therefore divided in two phases.

The first phase will include detailed stream sediments sampling to investigate strong unexplained regional stream sediments anomalies identified historically (values up to 7820 ppm zinc and 4900 ppm lead) and detailed soil geochemical sampling with reconnaissance mapping and prospecting across prospective stratigraphy. Prospecting will also be completed over significant unexplained soil anomalies detected previously (values up to 3590 ppm zinc). The main objective will be to find new significant Zn-Pb mineral occurrences. Historically, these exploration techniques following up dolomitic marbles were successful in identifying new zinc showings and deposits. Any newly identified Pb-Zn mineral occurrences will be further explored, based on their merit, either by ground geophysical surveys (HLEM, MAG, IP or gravity) or directly with trenching or diamond drilling.

The program will also include a pilot test combining magnetic and electromagnetic helicopter-borne surveys (VTEM) to characterize known Zn-Pb mineral occurrences in the Gatineau Area. If conclusive, Midland may consider extending this exploration approach elsewhere on its property.

The second phase of the program will include comprehensive geological compilation of known dolomitic marble hosted-zinc mineralization to identify new drill targets. In the last seven years, a new exploration concept, based on a better understanding of the deformation both at surface and inferred from underground drilling, lead to the addition of significant mineral resources in the prolific Balmat-Edwards active district (43 million tonnes at near 10% zinc) in the United States located only 60 km south of the Gatineau Midland properties.

Known occurrences associated with strong zinc soil geochemical anomalies on properties acquired by Midland include the following: Aumond with 18% Zn in grab samples and 4.4% Zn over 2.1 m in channel samples; Route 107 with 20% Zn in grab samples and 5.1% Zn over 2.45 m in channel samples; Blue Sea, Zone A, Parker, Lafontaine, Davis and Kilmar with 7%, 3%, 31%, 14%, 1.48% and 11.3% Zn respectively from grab samples.

About Breakwater

Breakwater is a mineral resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of base metal and precious metal deposits in the Americas. Breakwater has four producing zinc mines: the Myra Falls mine in British Columbia, Canada; the Langlois mine in north-western Quebec, Canada; the El Mochito mine in Honduras; and the El Toqui mine in Chile. Breakwater is listed on the TSX under the ticker BWR.

About Midland

Midland's strategy to discover new gold and base metal deposits is based on Quebec's excellent mineral potential and favourable investment climate. Midland further intends to be pro-active in 2007 in the acquisition of new mineral exploration properties in Quebec. The Company recently signed important agreements with Agnico-Eagle for its James Bay Gold project and with Breakwater for the Weedon project. Management is currently considering other opportunities and other projects in order to expand the Company's portfolio. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly secure new agreements to this effect for its properties acquired in 2007.

Gino Roger, P.Eng., is the qualified person who has reviewed the content of this news release.

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. Midland undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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