Midlands Minerals Corporation

Midlands Minerals Corporation

June 14, 2010 08:30 ET

Midlands Intersects 1.72 g/t Over 22m and 2.14 g/t Over 8m on Sian

- 22m @1.72 g/t Including 15m @ 2.2 g/t

- Grades and Widths Continue to Improve at Depth

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - Midlands Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MEX) ("Midlands" or the "Company") is pleased to report drill results on Sian and intersections of 2.14 g/t over 8 meters from 64 metres to 72 metres in hole MEDD 10-21, 22 meters grading 1.72 g/t including 15 meters grading 2.2 g/t from 156 metres to 175 metres in hole MEDD 10-22, which confirms the open pit grade of the past gold producer continues at depth.

"We are encouraged and pleased to confirm the grades and widths continue to improve at depth, and this is consistent with drill results from June 2008," said Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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The present program involves drilling the down dip extensions of the Sian deposit to expand on the 400,000 ounce NI 43-101 resource. The holes range from 200 meters to 300 meters in depth, and are planned to intercept the mineralization at a maximum vertical depth of 200 meters below surface. Current drilling commenced at the south end of the pit and will systematically test the deposit northward with drill holes at 50 meter interval.

The following Table is a summary of intersections. Grade gold zones (cut off of 0.5 g/t Au) and anomalous gold zones (cut off of 0.1 g/t Au).

Hole ID From To Interval Grade (g/t) EOH
MEDD-10-21 4 5 1 1.07 211.8
  49 53 4 3.01  
including 49 50 1 9.09  
  64 72 8 2.14  
including 71 72 1 5.36  
  97 103 6 1.44  
Including 97 101 4 2.02  
MEDD-10-22 156 178 22 1.72 256.2
including 159 174 15 2.2  
including 164 165 1 4.29  
including 168 169 1 4.12  
including 171 172 1 4.65  
  193 193.8 0.8 0.75  

Analytical Procedures

Samples were taken at 1-metre intervals by SEMS Exploration Services Limited ("SEMS") utilizing sampling techniques widely accepted in diamond drilling programs. SEMS Exploration is an international geological consulting firm, which provides drilling and exploration technical support services to major mining and junior exploration companies.

Grade zone 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 metres) of less than 0.5 g/t Au while anomalous zones are calculated using a cut-off grade of 0.1 g/t Au. All samples were weighed on site and sent to the SGS Laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana, where they were assayed using standard 50-gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish. QA/QC programs were in place using blanks, duplicates, and external standard samples.


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.

This news release has been reviewed by Dr. Derek McBride, P.Eng who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

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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