Midlands Minerals Corporation
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Midlands Minerals Corporation

November 15, 2007 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals: Drilling Extends Esaase Zone 400 Meters North and 200 meters South With Both Ends Remaining Open-Ended

Esaase has expanded gold continuity to over 0.95 kilometres

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2007) - Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to report on progress of the drilling program on the Esaase section of the 160 square kilometre Sian/Praso project in Ghana.

Six holes (5 core diamond drill and 1 RC) intersected the Esaase gold mineral zone and alteration, extending the zone by 400 meters and remaining open to the north. The north part of the Esaase deposit is divided into two parallel structures 10 to 30 meters apart. Additionally, between the two structures with values above the cut off grade of 0.5 g/t, anomalous gold values were intersected indicating both structures are part of the same gold mineral alteration system. (Please refer to the map) http://www.midlandsminerals.com/press_releases/images/Esaase_Drill_location_11_07.pdf

Two core diamond drill holes found the south extension of Esaase Mine and extended the mineralized gold zone by 200 meters, remaining open to the south. These two holes confirmed the Company's interpretation of results from earlier drilling, indicating the south part of the deposit was changing direction towards un-tested ground. (Please refer to the map) http://www.midlandsminerals.com/press_releases/images/Esaase_Drill_location_11_07.pdf

Marc Boisvert, P. Eng., Vice President Exploration, commented that " These results are particularly important because drilling was at intervals of less than 100 meters. Each section we drilled was above the cut off grade of o.5 g/t indicating gold mineralization over the entire strike length of 950 meters - and this strike remains open at both ends."

The north Extension of Esaase indicated resource was drill tested by 5 core diamond drill holes (MEDD 10 to MEDD 14) and one RC hole (RC33). 4 sections were drilled at intervals of less than 100 meters. The last section to the north was tested by hole RC 32 with results indicating the gold zone remains open to the north. The south extension of Esaase indicated resource (1.3 million tonnes grading 2.3 g/t) was tested by two core diamond drill holes (MEDD 15 and 16). Both holes intersected the Esaase gold mineral zone on two different sections and at different depths.

Sian is a past open pit gold producer located 30 kilometres northeast of Newmont Mining's 8+ million Akyem gold deposit on the Ashanti Goldbelt. Sian produced gold between 2001 and 2004 with a mineral recovery of 91%. The Sian gold mineralization type is a silica-carbonate alteration with disseminated pyrite similar to that found at Newmont's Akyem gold deposit.

With Sian and the contiguous Praso property, Midlands controls 160 square kilometres of a prime gold exploration district delineated by a 16 kilometre corridor with large soil gold anomalies. This current drill program was focusing on the Esaase deposit extension only. The RC drill program was testing a soil anomaly in a radius of 3 kilometers from the Esaase deposit. All other soil anomalies in the 16 kilometre corridor are yet to be drill tested.

Core samples are generally taken at 1 meter intervals with exceptions varying from 0.3 to 1.5 meters due to the particular rock type. Sampling is done utilizing a core saw to split the core in two parts, sending one half to the laboratory and keeping the other half as witness core. All core drill samples are described and sampled at the property field core shack facilities. All samples were sent to SGS Laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana where they are assayed using standard 50 gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish. QA/QC programs are in place using blanks and external standard samples.



South Extension

MEDD 15: 3.64 g/t Au over 6.3m from 24 m to 30.3 m.

MEDD 16: 2.95 g/t Au over 7 m from 238 m to 245 m
Including 8.11 g/t Au over 2 m from 241 to 243

North Extension

RC33: 1.38 g/t Au over 8 m from 82 m to 90 m

MEDD 14: Zone 1: 0.5 g/t Au over 10.5 m
Zone 2: 0.47 g/t Au over 6.6 m

MEDD 13: Zone 1: 9.65 g/t Au over 1m from 5.35 to 6.35 m
Zone 2: 2.08 g/t Au over 2.8 m from 18 to 20.8 m

MEDD 12: Zone 1: 0.57 g/t Au over 10.5 m from 95 m to 105.5 m.
Zone 2: 0.47 g/t Au over 6.6 m from 154 m 160.6 m.

MEDD10 Zone 1: 1.02 g/t Au over 12m from 46m to 58m
Zone 2: 2.71 g/t Au over 3 m from 95m to 98m

MEDD11 Zone 1: 1.70 g/t Au over 8 m from 127m to 135m
Zone 2: 1.87 g/t Au over 12m from 240m to 252m


Intercepts shown above were calculated using a minimum of a 0.5 g/t cut-off at the beginning and end of the intercept and allowing for no more than 3 consecutive samples (three meters) of less than 0.5 g/t Au. All holes were drilled at an angle of 90 degrees with the deposit trend. The dip of the holes were planned to intersect at a specific vertical depth. The dip of the deposit varies between 70 and 80 degrees. It is expected to have a true width between 60 to 70% of the reported intervals.

Midlands Minerals is one of 30 companies covered in the Haywood Securities Junior Exploration Index. The Haywood Junior Explorer Index ("HJEI") tracks the performance of the group of junior exploration companies relative to the market. The HJEI is a bi- monthly publication by Haywood Securities Inc. Midlands Minerals Corporation is also covered by e-Research and Objective Capital Limited (UK) and all research reports and updates are available on the Company's Web Site at www.midlandsminerals.com.

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed by Marc Boisvert, P.Eng., who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from actual results and achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect.

The Company adds a cautionary statement to the effect that the potential quantity and grades referred to in this press release are conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource. Further, the Company is uncertain if further exploration will result in discovery of a mineral resource. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made. Readers are also advised to consider such forward looking statements while considering the risks inherent in the business of mineral exploration.

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