Midlands Minerals Corporation
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Midlands Minerals Corporation

November 20, 2006 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals Announces Work Program for Sian and Kwahu Praso-Ghana

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 20, 2006) - Kim Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to announce that on November 10th, 2006, the Ghana Minerals Commission and the Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines transferred the Sian property into Akroma Gold Company Limited ("Akroma"). Midlands has a 65% interest in Akroma.

The Sian property is contiguous to Midlands' Kwahu Praso, together forming a 160 square kilometre package of prime exploration ground. Sian/Praso are 30 km north of Newmont's 8 million + oz gold deposit at Akyem. The gold mineralization is a silica-carbonate with disseminated pyrite alteration, similar to that found at Newmont Mining's Akyem property.

"With the transfer now in effect, we can proceed with confidence and work to develop the full potential of the Sian/Praso properties", said Kim Harris.

Work in progress includes compilation and analysis of previous work done by Sian Goldfields Limited on the Sian property, taking data which was compiled manually and converting the data into a computerized format. The first priority is the Sian drill data and other information from their previous drilling programs, followed by data from adits and trenches. This compilation will provide Midlands with the ability to build drill sections for each gold showing and assist the Company in outlining first priority and specific drill targets on each gold showing.

Parallel field work started on November 13, 2006 on Kwahu Praso, with an Induced Polarization/ Resistivity survey (time Domain) with an array Pole-Dipole (a equals 50m, n equals 1 to 6). 42 kilometres of lines are planned. The survey covers the soil anomaly recently detected on Kwahu Praso, indicating the north extension of Sian mineralization extends on to the Kwahu Praso property (reported in the Press Release dated September 20, 2006). Sagax Afrique S.A., consulting geophysicists, are conducting the IP surveys under contract to Midlands.

The Sian IP grid will consist of 43 kilometres of lines. The survey will cover the Esaase Mine, Esaase East, Odumasua and the Ampeha deposits. The objective is to verify the interconnections of all these gold showings as indicated by previous soil sampling results done by Sian. This will provide Midlands with information for a larger drilling program.

In addition, a soil orientation survey covering approximately an 11.5 square kilometre area with recommended line spacing at 400m and 200 m with sampling stations at 50 m. will be carried out. A total of 895 samples including 81 duplicates will be collected. This area includes the area covered by the two Sian open pits (Esaase and Ampeha). The objective is to select the most appropriate soil sampling techniques and to outline the immediate extensions of the Esaase mine and Ampeha gold showings to permit Midlands to drill these extensions.

The estimated resource on the Sian property for ore material above 100 m level (120 m depth) using a 0.5 g/t Au cut off with high-grade cut to 23.76 g/t Au is as follows:



Oxide Zone 125,000 tonnes grading 2.65 g/t (cut), 3.16 g/t Au (uncut)
Sulphide Zone 1,230,000 tonnes grading 2.24 g/t (cut), 2.63 g/t Au (uncut)
Total 1,355,000 tonnes grading 2.28/t (cut)


In addition, the Lanzhou Engineering and Research estimated Chinese category D reserves for a future plan below the 100m level for three potential levels (40 m, -10 m, below -10 m) as 562,325 tons at 5.71 g/t Au at Esaase. The resource was reviewed by Marc Boisvert, P. Eng., Midlands Vice President Exploration, a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

In Tanzania, Midlands commenced diamond core drilling on the Itilima property on October 26, 2006 and initial results are expected in December 2006. The drilling program, focused on gold, entails 10 holes and 1500 metres of NQ Diamond Core Drilling to a planned depth of 150 metres per hole. Stanley Mining Services (T) Ltd. with offices in Mwanza Tanzania, is under contract to Midlands to provide drilling services.

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed by Marc Boisvert, P.Eng., Midlands' Vice President - Exploration, who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

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. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and the readers are also advised to consider such forward looking statements while considering the risks inherent in the business of mineral exploration.


The TSX-V has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transactions and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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