Midland Resumes Drilling On Mythril Over Newly Identified Copper-Gold Targets

27 May 2021

Montreal, May 27, 2021. Midland Exploration Inc. (” Midland “) ( TSX-V: MD ) is pleased to report that drilling will resume on its Mythril Cu-Mo-Au-Ag project, wholly owned by Midland and located in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Quebec. In late 2018, Midland discovered Mythril by prospecting and concluded a strategic investment with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. (“ BHP ”) during the spring of 2019 totalling $5.85 million for copper exploration in Quebec. A minimum 2,000-metre campaign will test new targets generated by a new 3D Leapfrog Geo model and is starting early June 2021.

Mythril: A significant Cu-Mo-Au-Ag surface discovery in James Bay

The Mythril copper-molybdenum-gold-silver (Cu-Mo-Au-Ag) zone consists of a series of mineralized subcropping boulder fields and Cu-Mo-Au-Ag showings occurring now over a distance of more than 3 kilometres. Located about 7 kilometres south of the Trans-Taïga road and hosted in Archean rocks of the Superior Province, a first nine days of prospecting in 2018 highlighted the discovery of 11 new surface Cu-Mo-Au-Ag and 2 molybdenum-only showings, yielding values such as 2.74% Cu, 0.44 g/t Au, 0.06% Mo and 24.3 g/t Ag over 2.7 metersin a channel on the Celeborn showing Fifty-seven (57) grab samples from mineralized outcrops along 2 km strike length returned an average of 2.03% Cu, 0.48 g/t Au, 0.18% Mo and 18.3 g/t Ag . One hundred and sixteen (116) mineralized boulders were found, yielding an average of1.92% Cu, 0.87 g/t Au, 0.11% Mo and 20.7 g/t Ag.

Table 1: Summary of the best Cu-Au-Mo-Ag showings found in 2018

*Note that grab samples are selective by nature and values reported are not representative of mineralized zones. Results from grab samples were disclosed in the November 6, 2018 and October 16, 2018 press releases.

Table 2: Summary of the best boulders found in 2018

*Metal prices used to calculate CuEq.: Au $1,285/oz, Cu $2.77/lb, Ag $15/oz, Mo $10.90/lb. Metal recovery is assumed to be 100%.

Table 3: Summary of the best channel results from the Celeborn and Galadriel showings

**Note that the true thickness of mineralized intervals cannot be determined at this time with the information currently available.

A dipole-dipole induced polarization (IP) geophysical survey performed during the winter of 2019 indicated a large zone (more than 2 kilometres long by hundreds of metres wide) of anomalously high chargeability coupled with decreases of resistivity that is remarkably coincident with known Cu-Au-Mo-Ag mineralized showings and boulder fields, as well as Cu-Mo soil anomalies( see the press release published by Midland on February 28, 2019 ).

Several new mineralized boulder fields were found in 2019 by further prospecting, located several kilometres north and northeast of the previously known Mythril showings ( see press releases published by Midland on November 7, 2019 and September 5, 2019 ). A first occurrence of predominantly gold mineralization on Mythril was found in one of these boulder fields, to the northeast of the main trend. The gold-bearing boulders2.84 g/t Au; 2.83 g/t Au ;0.59 g/t Au; grab samples) contain low copper<(<0.15% Cu) and molybdenum<(<0.01% Mo) values and consist of pyrite (up to 1%), magnetite and trace chalcopyrite in a biotite-altered granodiorite. These new 2019 boulder fields made it possible to observe a systematic increase of gold versus copper content to the east and north of the project. This type of multi-kilometre-scale variation is typical of large-scale hydrothermal systems. These new highly prospective areas were covered by an extensive IP geophysical survey in the winter of 2020 ( see the press release published by Midland on August 11, 2020 ).

Three diamond drilling campaigns were conducted in 2019 following the IP survey, which yielded grades up to 1.07% Cu, 0.37 g/t Au and 8.87 g/t Ag (1.41% eq. Cu*) over 12.55 metersintersected in drill hole MYT-19-06(see press release by Midland dated May 16, 2019). The drilling phases successfully identified an anomalous Cu-Mo-Au-Ag halo on the project and permitted the creation of a 3D Leapfrog Geo model. The best drilling results are summarized below. Note that the true thickness of reported drill intervals cannot be determined with the information currently available.

  • Phase 1 (published on May 16, 2019): MYT-19-06: 1.07% Cu, 0.37 g/t Au and 8.87 g/t Ag (1.41% CuEq.*) over 12.55 metres.
  • Phase 2a ( (published on July 30, 2019) ): MYT-19-11 (1300E): 1.34% Cu, 0.69 g/t Au, 0.04% Mo and 9.54 g/t Ag (2, 04% eq. Cu*) over 9.00 meters.
  • Phase 2b ( (published on September 5, 2019) ): MYT-19-24 (200E): 1.61% Cu, 0.09 g/t Au, 0.01% Mo and 6.7 g/t Ag (1, 77% eq. Cu*) over 3.12 meters.
  • Phase 3 (published on November 5, 2019): MYT-19-33 (1200E): 0.11% Cu, 0.06 g/t Au and 2.7 g/t Ag (0.19% eq. Cu* ) over 93.1 meters .

New targets generated from the new 3D model and drilling campaign (2,000 m)

During the past year, a 3D geological model of mineralization in the main area of the Mythril project was built using Leapfrog Geo, to improve our understanding of the controls of the mineralized system and define new drilling potential. A total of 10 drilling targets were generated by studying relationships between known geology, alteration and geophysics in the model, for a total of 2,500 metres, of which 2,000 metres will be drilled during this program.

Modelling of the mineralized envelope was carried out to determine where gaps of information on Cu-Au-Mo-Ag mineralization were associated with favourable geological and geophysical settings to expand the mineralized halo. Such targets include untested areas of IP chargeability anomalies between open drill hole intersections as well as protuberant magnetic anomalies on the 3D magnetic inversion model occurring near the conglomerate contact to the south. The magnetic 3D anomaly targets aim towards magnetite-bearing Cu-Mo-Au-Ag mineralization such as those observed on surface at the Liv and Luthien showings.

The gold-bearing boulders found in 2019 to the northeast of the main trend were found to coincide with an IP anomaly and will also be tested during this drilling phase.

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, Probe Metals Inc., Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Osisko Development Corp., SOQUEM INC., Nunavik 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 Mario Masson, VP Exploration for Midland, certified geologist and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. For further information, please consult Midland’s website or contact

Gino Roger, President and Chief Executive Officer
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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.