Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") is pleased to announce the beginning of an important exploration program consisting in ground geophysics on the La Peltrie property. This wholly-owned property with strong gold potential is located south of the regional Lower Detour fault at about 25 kilometres southeast of the Lower Detour high grade gold area held by Detour Gold Corp. ("Detour Gold").
Last year, Detour Gold announced a series of significant drilling results from the Lower Detour area, located about 6 kilometres south of the Detour Lake mine, currently in operation and where mineral reserves stand at 15.0 Moz Au. Drill intersections reported from the Lower Detour area show significant gold grades reaching up to 11.82 g/t Au over 32.40 metres and 12.74 g/t Au over 28.0 metres (see press release by Detour Gold dated June 2, 2014). In last June, Detour Gold started a 30,000 metres drilling program and reported that the majority of the first 20 holes already completed contained some visible gold (see press release by Detour Gold dated July 29, 2015).
Recently, Midland acquired by designation a new block of 36 claims located in the western part of the property and next to the Detour Gold property. With this new acquisition, the La Peltrie property now consists of 353 claims totalling about 195 square kilometres. It covers, over more than 25 kilometres, a series of inferred subsidiary faults trending NW-SE to the south of the regional Lower Detour Fault. This new geophysical program, consisting in a magnetic survey and an Orevision-type induced polarization survey totalling approximately 100 line-kilometres, will cover this complex structural setting over a distance of about 8 kilometres. Several conductors, that had been detected during a MegaTEM airborne survey flown in 2004, are located near those structures have never been drilled.
This property is largely underlain by calc-alkaline mafic to felsic volcanic rocks of the Brouillan Group and tholeiitic mafic rocks of the Fenelon-Brouillan Group. It is located about 25 kilometres northwest of the former Selbaie mine, which historically produced 56.5 Mt grading 1.9% Zn, 0.9% Cu, 38.0 g/t Ag and 0.6 g/t Au. The eastern part of the La Peltrie property is located about 1.3 kilometre southwest of the B26 and East Zone gold-copper deposits held by SOQUEM INC. ("SOQUEM") which host respectively historical resources of 600,000 metric tonnes grading 2.9 g/t Au and 2.8% Cu and 750,000 metric tonnes grading 2.0% Cu and 0.4 g/t Au (Source: SOQUEM website). The west part of the property is underlain by tholeiitic mafic to intermediate volcanic rocks of the Enjalran-Bapst Group, which are intruded by a series of N-S-trending diabase dykes. The granodioritic to dioritic syntectonic Carheil Pluton lies in the central part of the property.
Maps showing the location of the La Peltrie property and the survey outline may be consulted using the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1024908.pdf