MONTREAL – Midland Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: MD) reported that exploration work will resume on its Mythril Co-Mo-Au-Ag project, wholly owned by Midland and located in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Quebec. In 2018, Midland discovered Mythril by prospecting and concluded a strategic investment with BHP Billiton Canada Inc during the spring of 2019 totalling $5.85 million for copper exploration in Quebec.
The company says the new exploration program for 2021 will consist of geophysical surveys in the vicinity of the Faramir Cu-Mo showing, prospecting work, and a diamond drilling program on targets generated from a new 3D model for the Mythril zone.
During the winter of 2020, a pole-dipole (n=20) induced polarization survey, designed to test the deeper bedrock, was initiated in the vicinity of the fault hosting the Faramir showing, to identify chargeability anomalies indicative of the more mineralized parts of the Cu-Mo system. About 50% of the survey was completed before it had to be interrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Within the survey grid, the IP line located furthest to the southeast shows a deep chargeability anomaly in the fault zone, which may represent a more strongly mineralized part of the system. The remainder of the IP survey, totalling approximately 20 kilometres, will be completed during the winter of 2021, in preparation for a possible drilling program in the summer of 2021.
During the past year, a 3D geological model of mineralization in the main area of the Mythril project was built using Leapfrog, to improve our understanding of the controls of the mineralized system at Mythril.
Modelling of the mineralized envelope was carried out to determine where additional Cu-Au-Mo-Ag mineralization may be discovered. In addition, new drilling targets were identified by studying relationships between geology, alteration and geophysics. Some of these targets consist of untested areas where a favourable geological and geophysical setting was identified. These settings include IP anomalies characterized by chargeability highs and/or magnetic anomalies near the southern contact with the conglomerate unit. Other targets consist of possible extensions of higher-grade mineralized zones.
Midland is currently finalizing the details and logistical planning of a drilling campaign totalling more than 2,500 metres, scheduled to begin in June 2021.
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 states it is proud to count on reputable partners such as BHP Billiton Canada Inc., 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.
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