VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Midnight Sun") (TSX VENTURE:MMA) announces a second phase of drilling on the Solwezi copper property in northwest Zambia. The second phase drill program is contracted for 1,000 meters of core drilling and is targeting the feeder systems associated with the high grade discovery previously announced on February 12, 2014. All targets are within 10 km of the Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa, which is operated by First Quantum Minerals (FQM-T).
Qualified Person: Rick Mazur, P.Geo, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the contents of this release.
About Midnight Sun: Midnight Sun is a mineral exploration company with an African focus. The Company has entered into a definitive agreement to option a 60% interest in the Solwezi Licences in Zambia. This option agreement is a part of an ongoing strategic alliance with Kam Chuen Resource Holdings Ltd. Kam Chuen holds an exclusive prospecting license portfolio of over 150 exploration permits covering over 100,000 km2 in five African countries.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Robert Sibthorpe, B.Sc.(Geology), M.B.A., President & CEO
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