Midlands Minerals Corporation

Midlands Minerals Corporation

November 09, 2006 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals Announces Good Progress on Diamond Core Drilling-Itilima Project Tanzania

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - Kim Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands"or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to announce drilling for gold is progressing well on the Itilima project in Tanzania. The Itilima is located on the Geita-Bulyanhulu-Sekenke trend in an area with over 40 million oz in known gold reserves and world class gold deposits.

"We are pleased with the progress we are making. Our deepest hole so far is 200 metres and we are approximately 35% of the way, and right on schedule", said Marc Boisvert, P.Eng., Vice President Exploration.

1500 metres of NQ DD drilling are planned in this phase of drilling with an average depth per hole of 150 metres. Stanley Mining Services (T) Ltd. is providing drilling services.

Gold mines in the Lake Victoria Goldfields include Barrick Gold's Bulyanhulu with 13 million oz of gold, AngloGold Ashanti's Geita mine with 14 million oz, and Resolute Mining's Golden Pride with 2.2 million oz of gold. Previous RC drilling done by the company in 2004 also confirmed the presence of diamondiferous kimberlites on the Itilima Project.

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