Midlands Minerals Corporation

Midlands Minerals Corporation

November 24, 2009 13:48 ET

Midlands Commences Drill Preparation For More Gold on Sian and Praso-Ghana

Next drilling program is designed to: 1. Increase the resource on Sian from 400,000 ounces of gold to over 1 million ounces through drilling existing targets on the 16 km strike length gold soil anomaly; 2. Upgrade at least 30% of the increased resource to a measured category; 3. Expand the size of the Sian deposit by drilling Praso South and Praso North.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - Midlands Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MEX) ("Midlands" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that following the closing of the first tranche of financing, preparations are now well underway for the next drilling program on the Sian Gold project in Ghana. "We have received very timely responses from drilling companies and we expect to announce the signing of a drilling contract shortly," said Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer. Up to 18,000 metres of RC (reverse circulation) and 2,500 metres of DDH (diamond drilling) are planned within the next six months.

"We are focusing on three specific things on Sian in this next drilling. The first key deliverable is to increase the resource to over a million ounces of gold. The second is to come out of the drilling program with at least 30% of the gold in a measured category, up from indicated. The third objective is to demonstrate the potential size of the Sian deposit by drilling on the contiguous Kwahu Praso property to the south and to the north of the Sian deposit," said Kim Harris.

Please click links below to view areas where infill drilling is planned on Sian:



On Sian, work is underway to dewater the Esaase open pit to allow drill access, and all the necessary permits are in progress. The Company has completed a thorough analysis of all the drill sections and the results are most encouraging. Work is underway to spot infill drill holes.

On Praso South, the infill MMI soil survey commenced on November 16, 2009 following the closing of the first tranche of private placement financing. The survey is being conducted at 200 metre line spacing with sampling stations at 40 metre intervals. The 11 grid lines will generate 594 MMI samples, which will be sent to SGS Laboratories in Toronto for MMI analysis.

Please click link below to view the South Praso MMI soil survey area:


"The results of the MMI survey will help redefine the mineralized trends identified by earlier soil surveys, thereby giving us more accuracy in where to place our holes on Praso South," said Pierre Lalande P.Geo, and Senior Geologist for Midlands.


Midlands is a growth oriented and value based gold exploration company operating in Ghana and Tanzania, two stable countries with a history of gold mining. Midlands' top priority project is the fully permitted Sian gold project in Ghana. The Sian property contains Esaase and Ampeha, two previously producing open pit mines with a resource with significant growth potential. Midlands' contiguous Kwahu Praso project, which was once part of Sian, contains extensions of the Esaase and Ampeha trends. Sian and Praso are just 30 kilometres northeast of Newmont Mining's +8.7 million ounce Akyem gold deposit. Midlands also holds highly prospective licences for gold and diamonds in the Lake Victoria Goldfields in Tanzania.

The Company has a highly qualified management and technical team with broad African experience and extensive experience in the countries in which the Company operates. For more information on the Company, please visit Midlands' website at www.midlandsminerals.com.

On behalf of the Board

Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer

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. There has been sufficient exploration to evaluate a mineral resource. However, the Company is uncertain if further exploration will result in a mineral reserve. 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. For more information, investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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