Midland and SOQUEM Resume Drilling on the New Vortex Discovery East of Detour Lake

Midland Exploration Inc.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2018) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to report that drilling will resume on the Vortex zone, located in the west part of the Casault property held in joint venture (50/50) with SOQUEM INC. ("SOQUEM"). The Vortex zone is a new "syenite-associated disseminated gold" discovery located along the Sunday Lake Fault, about 40 kilometres east of the Detour Lake mine. This open pit mine hosts mineral reserves estimated at 14.1 million ounces of gold ("Moz Au") consisting in proven reserves of 87.7 million tonnes grading 1.27 g/t Au for 3.58 Moz Au, and probable reserves of 353.8 million tonnes grading 0.92 g/t Au for 10.49 Moz Au. (Midland cautions that the mineralization at the Detour Lake Mine may not be indicative of the mineralization that may be identified on the Casault property and Vortex Zone). The Casault gold project consists of 315 claims (173 square kilometres) that cover the Sunday Lake Fault over more than 20 kilometres strike length.