Midlands Minerals Corporation
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Midlands Minerals Corporation

June 11, 2007 08:30 ET

Midlands Minerals Intersects New Previously Unknown Gold Zone East of Esaase Pit on Sian-Ghana

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MEX) is pleased to announce the scout RC drilling on Esaase open pit extensions intersected a new previously unknown gold zone 350 meters from the Esaase open pit mine, and 100 meters from the Esaase East gold showing on the Sian property. The results from the RC hole re-enforce the potential of the gold anomalous trend identified over a strike length of 16 kilometres, giving Midlands control over a significant gold district as reported in the Company's Press Release of September 21st, 2006.

"The intercept of this new gold zone confirms significant potential for the discovery of a new and additional resource on Sian. The results from the first two diamond drill holes with intersections of 10.81 g/t over 7 meters including 24.3 g/t over 3 meters in the first hole, and in particular, the 65 meter pyrite zone in the second hole, have greatly increased our confidence", said Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer.

RC hole MERC-002 intersected 1.51 g/t Au over 5 meters within an anomalous interval of 19 meters averaging 0.61 g/t Au. This area was not previously explored on the Sian property and is potentially a new discovery. The results from this RC hole confirm that additional gold zones could be found in other gold soil anomalies than those anomalies generally associated with known gold occurrences on the Sian property.

Sian, a fully permitted past open pit gold producer located 30 kilometres northeast of Newmont Mining's 8+ million ounce Akyem gold deposit, produced gold between 2001 and 2004 with a mineral recovery of 91%. The Sian gold mineralization type is a silica-carbonate alteration with disseminated pyrite similar to that found at Newmont's Akyem gold deposit.

Assay results received and interpreted so far represent 4 out of 19 RC holes and 2 out of 9 diamond drill holes. Other assay results are still pending.

The RC drilling program consisting of 19 holes and 1536 meters, was designed to find new mineral resources along strike of the Esaase pit and on soil anomalies parallel to the pit in a radius of 3 kilometres from the Esaase pit. RC hole MERC-002 was testing a soil anomaly located 350 meters East of Esaase Mine pit and 100 meters west of Esaase East gold showings, the object being to test a conventional gold soil anomaly of 210 ppb Au which was coinciding with a Metal Mobil Ion ("MMI") gold soil anomaly of 52.7 ppb Au. Hole MERC-002 intersected an anomalous gold zone of 19 meters averaging 0.61 g/t Au including 1.51 g/t Au over 5 meters.

"These encouraging results make other gold anomalies on Sian and adjacent Kwahu Praso along the trend, much more promising and attractive", said Marc Boisvert, P.Eng, Vice President Exploration.



Grade intersections averaging 1.51 g/t Au over 5 meters

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From To Interval Grade
Hole N0. (m) (m) (m) Sample N0. g/t Au
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MERC002 63 64 1 50184 0.60
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MERC002 64 65 1 50185 2.96
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MERC002 65 66 1 50186 1.70
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MERC002 66 67 1 50187 1.51
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MERC002 67 68 1 50188 0.79
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The RC and diamond drilling programs were supervised by Marc Boisvert P.Eng. The RC program was drilling the Esaase extensions and was conducted concurrently with the diamond drill program at the Esaase pit. The objective was to expand and increase the resource on Sian by defining a high grade zone and confirming the continuity and grades of Esaase pit.

RSG Global Consultants ("RSG") were under contract to Midlands as Project Manager on the drilling programs. RSG is an international geological and resource consulting firm with offices in Perth Australia, Accra Ghana and Johannesburg South Africa. RSG utilized drilling and sampling techniques widely accepted in RC drilling programs. RC drill samples were taken by RSG at one meter intervals under dry drilling conditions.

All samples were weighed on site and sent to 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 and external standard samples. Anomalous intercepts were calculated using a minimum of a 0.2 g/t cut-off at the beginning and end of the intercept, and allowing for no more than 3 consecutive samples (three meters) of less than 0.2 g/t Au. Higher grade intercepts are calculated with a cut-off of 0.5 g/t Au.

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.

Phase two drilling is planned for August 2007 and will involve a minimum of 6,000 meters. The objective will be to follow up on the best results from Phase one. Drilling is also planned on Kwahu Praso north of the Esaase pit, in September 2007 to test the gold anomaly similar to the Esaase open pit mine signature in size and grades.

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 this news release and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents.

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