Midland announces the discovery of new Cu-Au-Mo-Ag float fields several kilometers north and northeast of Mythril and resumes drilling

5 September 2019

Montréal, September 5, 2019. Midland Exploration inc. (« Midland ») (TSX-V : MD) is pleased to announce the discovery of new mineralized float fields several kilometers north and north-east of Mythril and resumes drilling (Phase III; 10 drill holes, 2650 meters total). Final results of phase II drilling on the Mythril Cu-Au-Mo-Ag project (100% Midland) have also been received. This release reports results for drill holes MYT-19-016 to MYT-19-026. Results for drill holes MYT-19-011 to MYT-19-015 were published on July 30th, 2019. A regional prospecting campaign is also in progress, and mainly targets strong Cu-Mo lake sediment anomalies from a high-density survey performed in June on Mythril and other claim blocks with strong Cu-Mo potential.

Discovery of new mineralized float fields N and NE of Mythril

The August prospecting campaign on Mythril led to the discovery of five (5) new significant Cu-Au-Mo-Ag mineralized float fields located several kilometers the north and northeast of the known Mythril trend. A total of 74 mineralized floats were found in five main float fields. The most important float field is located about 5 km northeast of the known Mythril trend and contains 48 floats scattered over an area of 1.2 kilometers by 200 meters large. These 48 floats yielded an average of 0.78 % Cu, 0.56 g/t Au, 0.07 % Mo and 6.73 g/t Ag, with values up to: 8.6 % Cu, 10.4 g/t Au and 25.6 g/t Ag (Sample #410279) and 0.83 % Mo (Sample #410288) from grab samples. The large number of mineralized floats in this field suggest a very local origin. Two (2) additional float fields were found about 4 kilometers northeast of Mythril and collectively yield an average of 0.39 % Cu, 0.55 g/t Au, and 6.92 g/t Ag from 4 grab samples. Two locally mineralized outcrops in the same area yielded respectively 1.17 % Cu, 0.55 g/t Au and 23.2 g/t Ag, and 0.47 % Cu, 0.52 g/t Au, 0.03 % Mo et 15.2 g/t Ag in grab samples.

Finally, two (2) more mineralized float fields (21 floats) were found about 2 kilometers north of Mythril and are distinguished as being dominated by bornite over the usual chalcopyrite. These bornite-rich float fields yielded an average of 0.66 % Cu, 0.36 g/t Au and 6.14 g/t Ag from 21 grab samples, with values up to: 2.09 % Cu (Sample #410575) and 1.52 g/t Au (Sample #410574). These new discoveries highlight the very significant regional exploration potential for Cu-Au-Mo-Ag in the Mythril area. Note that grab samples are selective by nature and values returned are not representative of mineralized zones.

Drilling resumes (Phase III)

Drilling on Mythril has resumed in August, for a phase III with a minimum of ten (10) holes totalling 2650 meters. Five (5) holes on sections 1100 to 1500E will target the extensions of mineralized zones previously intersected in phase I and II drilling, in MYT-19-006 (1.07 % Cu, 0.37 g/t Au, 8.87 g/t Ag – 1.41 % CuEq.* – over 12.55 meters) and MYT-19-011 (1.34 % Cu 0.69 g/t Au, 0.04 % Mo and 9.54 g/t Ag – 2.04 % CuEq.* – over 9.0 meters). Another hole on section 1300E will test a high metal factor induced polarization (IP) anomaly located between holes MYT-19-007 and MYT-19-017. Two holes will also test the downward extensions of mineralized zones found on section 300E in MYT-19-012 (0.17 % CuEq.* over 227.1 meters) and on section 150E in MYT-19-014 (0.93 % Cu, 0.12 g/t Au, 0.002 % Mo and 5.66 g/t Ag – 1.14 % CuEq.* – over 9.8 meters). These results were released in previous press releases (May 16th, 2019 and July 30th, 2019). One hole on section 2400E will target the Arwen locally sourced float field, that returned high gold values in grab samples in 2018 (up to 16.8 g/t Au). Finally, one hole will also test the downward extension of mineralization found in MYT-19-024 on section 200E (0.29 % Cu, 0.03 g/t Au, 0.007 % Mo and 1.0 g/t Ag – 0.35 % CuEq.* – over 51.0 meters).

Final results of Phase II drilling (MYT-19-016 to MYT-19-026)

  • Drill hole MYT-19-024 (200E) intersected high-grade mineralized zones yielding 1.61 % Cu, 0.09 g/t Au, 0.01 % Mo and 6.7 g/t Ag (1.77 % CuEq.*) over 3.12 meters (45 – 48.12 m), and 2.16 % Cu, 0.14 g/t Au, 0.14 % Mo and 3.1 g/t Ag (2.81 % CuEq.*) over 1.28 meter (84 – 85.28 m). These are included in a larger zone grading 0.29 % Cu, 0.03 g/t Au, 0.007 % Mo and 1.0 g/t Ag (0.35 % CuEq.*) over 51.0 meters (45 – 96 m).
  • Drill hole MYT-19-018 (900E) intersected several high-grade mineralized zones yielding grades such as 0.88 % Cu, 0.29 g/t Au, 0.02 % Mo and 7.5 g/t Ag (1.20 % CuEq.*) over 3.35 meters (423.3 – 426.65 m), and 3.69 % Cu, 0.62 g/t Au, 0.02 % Mo and 25.8 g/t Ag (4.40 % CuEq.*) over 0.5 meter (401.65 – 402.15 m). These intervals are contained within a larger zone that yielded 0.11 % Cu, 0.03 g/t Au, 0.008 % Mo, and 0.8 g/t Ag (0.16 % CuEq.*) over 106.24 meters (376.85 – 483.09 m). This larger zone is still open at the end of the hole.
  • Drill hole MYT-19-016 (900E) intersected numerous high-grade intervals such as 1.30 % Cu, 0.20 g/t Au, 0.26 % Mo, 8.9 g/t Ag (2.52 % CuEq.*) over 1 meter (240 – 241 m), 1.80 % Cu, 0.20 g/t Au, 0.02 % Mo and 8.1 g/t Ag (2.09 % CuEq.*) over 1.45 meter (260.95 – 262.4 m), contained within a larger interval yielding 0.11 % Cu, 0.02 g/t Au, 0.01 % Mo and 0.8 g/t Ag (0.16 % CuEq.*) over 130 meters (177.5 – 307.5 m).
  • Drill hole MYT-19-019 (2500E) tested the Haldir copper zone. It yielded 1.12 % Cu, 0.38 g/t Au, 0.06 % Mo, 7.2 g/t Ag (1.65 % CuEq.*) over 3.35 meters (67.28 – 70.5 m).

Several other drill intervals with grades of more than 1% CuEq.* were intersected during the drilling campaign and are detailed in the figures accompanying this release. Best results from drill holes MYT-19-016 to MYT-19-026 are listed in the following table:

Table 1: Best results – Drill holes MYT-19-016 to MYT-19-026

Metal prices used to calculate CuEq.: Au $1,285/oz, Cu $2.77/lb, Ag $15/oz, Mo $10.90/lb. Recoveries of 100% of all metals are assumed.
**The true thickness of reported drill intervals cannot be determined with the information currently available.

Copper mineralization at Mythril is hosted in a variably altered, foliated granodiorite intrusion, previously interpreted as a quartz-feldspar paragneiss based on limited outcrop exposures. The granodiorite is cut by barren granitic pegmatite dykes and granitic dykes that host variable mineralization. Copper mineralization in the granodiorite is closely associated with decimeter- to metre-scale potassic alteration zones; visually, the latter are darker and exhibit a stronger foliation, are enriched in biotite and commonly contain magnetite.

Midland currently plans a follow-up exploration campaign on the new float fields discovered north and northeast of Mythril. This campaign will include additional prospecting, soil geochemistry and ground geophysics (induced polarization) to define new drilling targets.

Quality control

Exploration program design and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with industry best practices, including the use of standards and blanks with every 20 samples. Rock samples on the project are assayed for gold by standard 30-gram fire-assaying with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES; Au-ICP21) or gravimetric finish (Au-GRA21) at ALS Minerals laboratories in Vancouver, British Columbia. All samples are also analysed for multi-elements, using four-acid ICP–AES method (ME-ICP61), also at ALS Minerals laboratories in Vancouver, British Columbia. Samples that exceed 1% copper, zinc, molybdenum or nickel are reanalyzed by four-acid ICP-AES optimized for high grades.

About Midland

Midland targets the excellent mineral potential of Quebec to make the discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, platinum group elements and base metals. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such as BHP Billiton Canada Inc., Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Osisko Mining Inc., SOQUEM INC., Nuvavik Mineral Exploration Fund, and Abcourt Mines Inc. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired properties. Management is currently reviewing other opportunities and projects to build up the Company portfolio and generate shareholder value.

This press release was prepared by Sylvain Trépanier, P.Geo., VP Exploration James Bay and Northern Quebec for Midland and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, who also approved the technical content of this press release. For further information, please consult Midland’s website or contact:

For further information, please consult Midland’s website or contact:
Gino Roger, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel.: 450 420-5977
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Email: info@midlandexploration.com
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V.P. Exploration

More than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration in Quebec.

Mario Masson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the Université de Montréal. Before joining Midland’s team, Mario worked several years has a geologist at Nipadex and Muscocho. In 1990, he started working for Noranda Exploration in Matagami has a Project Geologist and was a part of the team that found the Orchan West and Bell Allars deposits. He was also involved in the discovery of the Perseverance deposit in the Matagami Mining Camp in 2000. After this discovery, Mario and his team win the PDAC Bill Dennis Award in 2001. From 2002 to 2007, he was in charge of the exploration activities in the Noranda Mining Camp has a Senior Geologist for Noranda Inc – Falconbridge ltée – Xstrata Copper. In addition, he was also involved in the discovery of the West Ansil deposit in the Noranda Mining Camp in 2005, which allowed the Falconbridge ltée exploration team to win the Prospector of the Year award at the QMEA. Since January 2008, he is a part of Midland Exploration team as VP Exploration.


President,CEO, Director

Gino Roger has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 1, 2006. Mr. Roger has graduated as a geological engineer from Laval University in 1990. From May 1990 to October 2006, Mr. Roger was a Project Geologist, Senior Geologist and Regional Geologist for Xstrata, Falconbridge and Noranda. During those years he was actively involved in the generation, acquisition and negotiation of many significant projects and discovery of mineral deposits. He worked in Quebec, Ontario, B.C., Yukon and Sweden on a wide variety of projects involving gold, VMS, SEDEX, MVT, and IOCG ore deposits. Mr. Roger and his team received the AEMQ’s prestigious Prospector of the Year Award in 2005, for the discovery of the West Ansil deposit. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. He is a director of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.


Chairman of the Board

Jean-Pierre Janson joined Richardson GMP in January 2005 as Managing Director, National Wealth Management. As such, he oversees the development of branches nationwide, and seeks new opportunities to bring some of the industry’s Top Investment Advisors to the firm. In addition, Mr. Janson also serves on the Richardson GMP’s executive committee and in that capacity works closely with the Executive Management Team on the firm’s strategic direction.

Mr. Janson was previously Managing Director of CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services (Eastern Canada Region) and held senior management positions with both Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Having built a reputation of trust and respect during more than 30 years in the financial services industry, Mr. Janson continues to demonstrate his involvement through Richardson GMP Limited. He also serves as trustee of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust and as member on the board of Tri-Origin Exploration Limited.


Secretary and Director

René Branchaud holds an LLB from Université Laval obtained in 1982. He has been a lawyer since 1983 and is a partner of the law firm Lavery, de Billy L.L.P. He has a vast experience as secretary and director of mining corporations.


Chief Financial Officer

Ingrid Martin holds a Bachelor in Business Management from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC), in Montréal, Quebec. She is a member of the Order of Chartered professional accountants of Quebec since 1990 and possesses a vast experience as consultant for public companies. She acts, also, as Chief Financial Officer of Vior Inc. Mrs. Martin is devoting 40% of her time to Midland Exploration.



Paul Archer has a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s degree in Earth Science. He has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry, particularly in exploration for gold and base metals in Archean terrains. He developed his expertise working with various companies, including Shell Minerals, Noranda Exploration, Northgate Explorations, Westminer Canada and SOQUEM, where he was Regional Manager for Northern Quebec. On May 1, 1996, Mr. Archer joined Virginia Mines as Vice-President of Exploration and Acquisitions and Director. Mr. Archer was actively involved in the discovery and development of the Eleonore project, from the preliminary field campaign through to the sale of the deposit to Goldcorp. In November 2014, he joined Osisko’s management team following the Osisko/Virginia merger. He was elected President of the Quebec Prospectors Association in 1996 and 1997. Over the years, Mr. Archer has received, on behalf of Virginia, several prestigious prizes, including the Bill Dennis Award from the PDAC in 2006 for the discovery of the Eleonore deposit.



Annie Dutil is a member of the Quebec CPA Order and is Nomad’s corporate controller. Ms. Dutil brings over 15 years of extensive mining knowledge, specifically in the areas of public accounting, compliance with financial information obligations and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Nomad, Ms. Dutil has held a number of positions at PwC, including a role as director where she has led the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group in Montréal. In her current and previous roles, she has assisted several companies in their capital markets activities, including initial public offerings, financings, cross-border transactions and complex accounting and regulatory matters. Ms. Dutil is the co-founder of the Montreal chapter of Women in Mining and is involved in many community and philanthropic activities, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Factry, the School of the Creative Sciences, and Théâtre de la Banquette Arrière.

Jean des Rivières


Mr. Jean des Rivières holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree of Science in Geology from École Polytechnique de Montréal affiliated to the University of Montreal. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the exploration and mining industries while working in more than 50 countries touching base and precious metals. He most recently held the position of global Vice President Metals Exploration at BHP and previously held managerial and technical positions at Rio Algom, BHP, and Noranda. With BHP, Mr des Rivières chaired the Inclusion and Diversity committee of the Americas. After a successful career, he recently joined the board of directors of First Majestic Silver Corp., Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd., and Midland Exploration Inc.


Project geologist

More than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration in Quebec.

Project geologist for Midland Exploration, Jean-François holds a PhD from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in Mineral resources, specialist in zinc-bearing mineralization with an expertise in metallogeny of metalliferous deposits.


Project geologist

More than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration in Quebec, British Colombia and Dominican Republic.

Project Geologist for Midland Exploration since 2012, Richard holds a Bachelor degree in Resources Geology from Université du Québec à Montréal. Before joining Midland’s team, he was a Project Geologist for Services Technominex – Aurizon Mines, Sirios and Unigold on several gold exploration projects. Between 1997 and 2006, he worked has a Project Geologist (5 years) and Technical Director (4 years) for the Nunavik Mineral Exploration Fund. At the beginning of his career, Richard worked as a Prospector for SOQUEM, Virginia Gold / Barrick Gold on gold projects in James Bay and Northern Quebec. He was also involved in the exploration of the Eskay Creek discovery in British Colombia.


Project geologist

More than 10 years of experience in mineral exploration in Quebec.

Project geologist for Midland Exploration, Louis-Philippe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Université Laval. Prior to joining the team, he worked 4 years for Nemaska Exploration / Monarch Resources / Nemaska Lithium in the Nemiscau area where he managed and participated exploration campaigns for lithium, gold and base metals. He also participated in the development of the Whabouchi lithium project.

Romain Deflin, P.Geo.

Project Geologist

Project Geologist for Midland Exploration, Romain Deflin holds a degree in geological engineering from l’ENSG (École National Supérieure de Géologie in Nancy) and a master degree in Mineral Resource Exploration from Université de Lorraine. He completed a 4 months internship with Midland before joining the team permanently in 2019.

Philippe Allard, Geo. M.Sc.

Project geologist

More than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration in Québec, Canadian Arctic, and Dominican Republic.

Project Geologist for Midland Exploration since May 2019, Philippe holds a Bachelor degree in Geology and a master in Earth Sciences from UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal). Before joining Midland’s team, Philippe worked as an Exploration Geologist for Goldcorp, Ressources Sirios, Unigold and the Nunavik Mineral Exploration Fund (NMEF). At the beginning of his career, he also worked as an assistant geologist and a geologist for Virginia Gold Mines, Cambiex, Miramar Mining, Noranda Exploration, SOQUEM and Services Miniers du Nord on gold and base metals projects, mainly in James Bay. Moreover, he was at the origin of the discovery by prospection of the Cheechoo deposit in James Bay in 2010.


Geologist Consultant

More than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration and research in Quebec.

Sylvain Trépanier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, a Master’s degree in Earth Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Université du Québec à Montréal. Sylvain began his career for Noranda in 1995 and worked on various projects in Quebec until 2001. From 2004 to 2012, he worked has a research geologist at CONSOREM. During his years working at CONSOREM, he has carried out numerous research projects applied to mineral exploration and has developed expertise recognized in Quebec in various fields related to exploration: lake-bottom, streams and tills sediments geochemistry, alterations lithogeochemistry, statistical data processing and potential mineral evaluation by artificial intelligence. He is the author of several scientific articles, research reports and public presentations. He designed and developed the Lithomodeleur software for geochemistry treatment, which is now widely used in Quebec by exploration companies, governments and universities. From 2012 to 2016, he worked for Virginia Mines and Osisko Gold Royalties as a Senior Research Geologist and was involved in most of the company’s projects in James Bay and the Labrador Trough. He is co-recipient of the QMEA Jean-Descarreaux Award in 2011 with the CONSOREM team. Mr. Trépanier joined Midland in November 2016 as a VP Exploration James-Bay/Northern Quebec.