Midway Gold Corp.

Midway Gold Corp.

March 14, 2007 08:30 ET

Don Harris Joins Midway Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2007) - Midway Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MDW) ("Midway") is pleased to announce that Donald Harris, a geologist for 17 years formerly with Newmont Mining Corporation, has joined the Midway team. Mr. Harris's expertise has been mine and resource development along the Carlin Trend; at the Gold Quarry, Genesis, Carlin Mines, Emigrant and North Lantern Projects. These projects successfully added three to four million ounces to Newmont's resource and reserve profile.

Mr. Harris also enjoyed being the Chief Mine Geologist for both the Mesquite Mine (California) and Carlin Trend Surface Mines (Gold Quarry, Pete, Emigrant, Carlin, Lantern, and Genesis) from 1997 to 2002. Since that time Mr. Harris has served in a managerial capacity for Newmont. This includes Geology Manager of Carlin Trend Geology (both Underground and Surface) and Manager of Nevada Surface Geology (Phoenix, Carlin Trend, Lone Tree, and Twin Creeks). During this time period (2002 to 2006) the Nevada geology team added approximately 12 million ounces to the Newmont reserve profile. Mr. Harris has also conducted exploration and development work for Newmont including: West Leeville underground development, Kuranakah Mine evaluation (Siberia), and exploration project evaluations throughout Nevada. In addition, Mr. Harris is a Certified Professional Geologist through AIPG and SME.

"We are pleased to have Don join the Midway team. His Nevada expertise in both exploration and development will be a great addition to our Company," says Alan Branham, President and CEO of Midway. "This is an excellent opportunity to utilize his resource development skills to enhance Midway's commitments to the development of quality precious metal resources."

Midway is currently drilling at the Midway project with one drill rig. The Company is exploring at the Spring Valley project, in Nevada with two drill rigs. Midway has over 100,000 feet of exploration drilling planned for their Nevada projects in 2007. Completion of the Pan Nevada acquisition is planned in mid-April. Mr. Harris will manage the Pan Project and exploration efforts along the Cortez trend.

Pursuant to Midway's shareholder approved stock option plan the directors have granted incentive stock options on a total of 100,000 shares of Midway's common stock exercisable for up to five years at a price of $2.93 per share being the closing price of Midway's common shares the day prior to the options being granted. The options granted are subject to any applicable regulatory hold periods.

Details of Midway Gold's projects are available on the Company's website at www.midwaygold.com. Midway Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration company, listed as a Tier 1 issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MDW". Midway focuses on the creation of value for shareholders by exploring and developing high-grade, quality precious metal resources in stable mining areas.


Alan Branham, President and CEO

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