Midlands Minerals Corporation

Midlands Minerals Corporation

October 20, 2006 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals Confirms Significant Gold Soil Anomalies of up to 1680ppb Connecting Sian Open Pit Gold Mines to Kwahu Praso-Ghana

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2006) - Kim Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to confirm significant gold anomalies on Kwahu Praso, north of the Sian property. Two parallel anomalies with values above 75 ppb Au and up to 1680 ppb Au, show continuity over a strike length of 4 kilometres. The two anomalies, which are 400 metres apart, are located directly on the north extension of Sian gold showings with proven gold bearing structures and carbonate-silica flooding- disseminated pyrite- type of mineralization.

"This anomalous area is important because of its significant dimensions, its continuity line to line, and its location on the north extension of the Sian property with proven gold mineralization and gold deposits", said Marc Boisvert P.Eng., Vice President Exploration.

The resource of 200,000 oz of gold at Esaase on Sian was calculated by Marc Boisvert, P.Eng, a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101:

- 100,000 oz Indicated Resource (1.3m tonnes @ 2.3 g/t Au)

- 100,000 oz Inferred Resource (0.5m tonnes @ 5.7 g/t Au)

The mineralization and alteration at Sian's Esaase deposit are similar to that of Newmont Mining's 8 million + oz Akyem deposit. "Our interpretation is that the type of mineralization associated with these new anomalies is similar to that found at Akyem", said Marc Boisvert, P.Eng. The two anomalies were detected in the north part of Kwahu Praso, inside the regional gold soil trend identified earlier by Midlands and reported on in the September 21, 2006 Press Release.

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The in-fill soil survey was done between June and August 2006. The sampling was done along lines spaced at 400 metres with samples taken at 100 metre stations. A total of 527 samples were collected and sent to SGS Laboratory at Tarkwa in Ghana. Preparation of each sample consisted of drying, sieving at -80 mesh, from which a split of at least 1000g of the sample was pulverized to -200# in a homogenizing mill. 50g portions of each sample were analyzed for gold by Fire Assay with AAS finish.

Induce Polarization (IP) surveys on Kwahu Praso will commence in November 2006. Approximately 90 kilometres of IP are planned with results expected in December 2006. The objective is to locate, with better accuracy, drill target sections along both anomalies over a strike length of 4 kilometres.

These in-fill soil geochemistry results confirm the emergence of a 16 kilometre by 3 kilometre gold geochemical trend, linking Sian open pit mines to Midlands' Kwahu Praso property. There is potential for this trend to be the geochemical signature of a much larger gold system. The Sian/Praso property is located 30 kilometres north of Newmont Mining's 8 million + oz gold deposit at Akyem on the Ashanti Goldbelt in Ghana.

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.

Midlands is focused on exploration of its highly prospective gold and diamond properties in Ghana and Tanzania. Drilling on the Itilima property in Tanzania will commence on October 26, 2006.

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