Midland Exploration Inc.
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Midland Exploration Inc.

March 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Midland Acquires New Gold Property Along the Destor-Porcupine Fault

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to announce the acquisition, by staking, of a new property with strong gold potential located near the major Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in the Abitibi district, Quebec. This new acquisition is the result of a major program to generate new gold projects in the Abitibi volcanic belt. The Dunn property is located about 35 kilometres northeast of the town of Rouyn-Noranda. It consists of 39 claims, wholly owned by Midland and covering about 1,534 hectares in Clericy and La Pause townships. This new acquisition covers a strategic imbrication zone involving the Destor-Porcupine, Manneville, and La Pause gold structures.

To date along the western segment of the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone, more than 70 million ounces of gold have been produced. On the Quebec side, Midland now controls more than 5 kilometres strike length along this structure which hosts several important gold deposits, including the Fayolle deposit located nearby. The important gold structure is marked, on the Dunn property, by a magnetic break along the contact between ultramafic and mafic rocks. Along strike of this magnetic break, many new gold showings have been defined, including the North Gold Zone held by Cartier Resources, located about 6.6 kilometres east of the Dunn property. Grades of 0.35 g/t Au over 67.0 metres and 0.68 g/t Au over 19.0 metres, including 7.27 g/t Au over 1.0 metre, were reported in drill holes on this zone (Source: press release by Cartier Resources dated November 10, 2008). Less than 850 metres west of the Dunn property, a historical drill hole intersected a 1.0 m section grading 15.6 g/t Au along the same magnetic break (Source: Sigeom, MRNF).

A compilation of previous work on the Dunn property reveals the presence of several untested induced polarization anomalies ready to be drilled as well as the presence of alteration minerals typically encountered near the Holloway and Holt mines (4.1 M oz Au) located near Matheson, Ontario, less than 1 km on either side of the Destor-Porcupine Fault (Source: St-Andrew Goldfields website). On this new Midland property, a variety of favourable lithologies, namely felsic to ultramafic rocks, turbiditic sediments, a syenite intrusion and several felsic porphyry intrusions, provide many potential lithological contrasts likely to have facilitated the emplacement of gold mineralization along favourable structures.

About Midland

Midland targets the excellent mineral potential and the favourable investment climate of Quebec to make the discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, base metals and uranium. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such as Agnico-Eagle, Soquem Inc. and Quest Uranium Corporation. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired properties. Midland is currently evaluating new opportunities and other projects in order to increase the portfolio of the Company.

This press release was prepared by Mario Masson, geologist and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this 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.

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