Vancouver, British Columbia, April 19, 2021 –
Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (the “Company
” or “Midnight Sun
”) (TSX-V: MMA
) is pleased to announce Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Limited (“Rio Tinto
”) have commenced their initial 2021 exploration campaign on Midnight Sun’s Solwezi Licences in Zambia. Rio Tinto is in Stage 1 of the previously announced Earn-In and Joint Venture Agreement (the “Earn-In Agreement
”) (see the Company’s news release Midnight Sun Signs USD$51 Million Earn-In Agreement With Rio Tinto
, dated April 27, 2020, for details of the Earn-In Agreement). The initial 2021 work program budget is USD $3,200,000 and is expected to be completed in late June. Results of this exploration work will dictate the additional budgets for 2021.