Midlands Minerals Corporation
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Midlands Minerals Corporation

April 04, 2007 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals Drills to Increase and Expand Gold Resource on Sian-Ghana

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2007) - Kim Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to confirm diamond core drilling on the Sian property will begin on April 10, 2007.

Sian, a past open pit gold producer located 30 kilometres north east of Newmont Mining's Akyem gold deposit with over 8 million ounces, produced gold between 2001 and 2004 with a mineral recovery of 91%. "Our plan is to expand and increase the resource on Sian as quickly as possible and to bring the Sian property to a feasibility stage by the end of 2008", said Kim Harris.

Together with the contiguous Praso property, Midlands controls 160 square kilometres of a prime gold exploration district delineated by a 16 kilometre corridor with large soil gold anomalies providing excellent potential for the discovery of several gold deposits on the property.

The Sian gold mineralization type is a silica-carbonate alteration with disseminated pyrite similar to that found at Newmont's Akyem gold deposit. 10,000 meters of drilling are planned using a diamond core drill on the Esaase open pit and an RC drill to drill the highly prospective extensions.

"The objective at Esaase is to increase the resource of 200,000 ounces of gold made up of an indicated resource of 1.3 million tonnes grading at 2.3 g/t and an inferred resource of 0.5 million tonnes grading at 5.7 g/t, by improving bulk mining grades below the 100 meter level and evaluating the potential to increase the deposit tonnage. The diamond drill program will attempt to confirm continuity of the gold ore shoots at depth", said Marc Boisvert, P. Eng, Vice President Exploration.

Sian drilled three holes below 100 meter level with the following results:



Hole ZKE S110-4: 3.08 g/t Au over 7.6 meters
Hole ZKE S10-4: 1.52 g/t Au over 17.2 meters
Hole ZKE N90-4: 1.71 g/t Au over 21.35 meters


"On February 26, 2007, the company announced commencement of drilling on Sian, and I am pleased to report we are right on schedule. We are encouraged by the great potential to increase and expand the gold resource on Sian, and the opportunity to make more than one discovery on this very promising property", said Kim Harris.

Sian mineral assets, including a valid mining lease granted in 1996 for a period of 30 years, and a gold processing plant, were transferred to Akroma Gold Company Limited, a company in which Midlands has a controlling 65% interest.

Midlands Minerals is focused on acquisition and exploration of gold and diamond properties in Ghana and Tanzania. The Company has several quality gold properties located on prolific gold belts hosting major multi-million ounce gold deposits. The properties are on trend with large world class gold deposits such as Newmont Mining's Akyem with over 8 million ounces of gold in Ghana, and Barrick Gold's Bulyanhulu with over 13 million ounces of gold in Tanzania.

The Company also has a diamond property with kimberlites next to Mwadui Williamson Diamond Mine, a world class open pit diamond mine which has produced more than 20 million carats in Tanzania. Midlands seeks properties in districts known for large gold deposits and operates in stable and democratic gold producing countries with a long history of gold mining.

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. 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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