Midland Exploration has begun a helicopter-borne electromagnetic (VTEM) survey at its wholly owned Turgeon and Mistaouac projects in the Casa Berardi region in Canada.
The projects were originally acquired by Midland in 2016.
The Turgeon property spans an area of 138km² and comprises a total of 246 claims, while the Mistaouac property holds 404 claims in two claim blocks covering a surface area of about 208km².
Turgeon is located around 25km to the south-west of the Casa Berardi mine, while Mistaouac is located roughly 30km east of the mine.
The VTEM survey will cover an aggregate area of 2,830km² and is intended to identify new conductors that may have remained undetected during previous airborne electromagnetic surveys.
It is set to be conducted along flight lines at a spacing of 100m and is said to have significant depth penetration in terrains characterised by the presence of conductive clay-rich overburden.
Midland noted that historical work suggests the Mistaouac and Turgeon properties contain several drill holes with gold values, as well as base metal occurrences favourably located in prospective geological settings for gold and base metal deposits.