Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

October 04, 2007 13:01 ET

Messina Minerals (TSX VENTURE:MMI) Drilling Long Lake

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has begun a 2,600 meter drill program testing the Long Lake Main Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold prospect and other nearby targets within the Company's Long Lake Property and located 20 kilometers east-northeast of the Boomerang/Domino zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineral resources within the adjacent Tulks South Property.

The Long Lake Main Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide prospect was discovered by Noranda in 1994. Twenty four drill holes have intersected base metal enriched massive sulphide mineralization at the Main Zone over a 225 meter strike length between 8775E and 9200E, including five drill holes recently reported by Messina August 23, 2007. The most significant result from this last phase of drilling was obtained in LL07-04 which intersected an 8.7 meter interval assaying 11.2% zinc, 2.2% lead, 1.4% copper, 81 g/t silver, and 1.1 g/t gold.

The objective of the drill program now underway at the Long Lake Main Zone is provide sufficient density of drilling to demonstrate continuity of zinc-enriched mineralization along-strike and down-dip, and if successful to permit an estimate of zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineral resources. The drill program is targeting the Main Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide mineralization from surface to approximately 400 meters vertical depth and along a strike length of approximately 200 meters. The drill program is expected to continue through November 2007.

Messina Minerals Inc. is exploring for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide deposits in central Newfoundland, Canada on its extensive 383 square kilometer mineral lands, in a region known historically for its zinc resources and where the Company has outlined indicated/inferred mineral resources at "Boomerang" and "Domino". Messina's strategy is to test its properties for zinc-copper mineralization that is conceptually within truck-hauling distance of Boomerang/Domino indicated/inferred mineral resources and which could, subject to positive exploration and other test results, be additive to the Company's zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold resource base.

Kerry Sparkes, Vice President Exploration of Messina Minerals Inc. is the Qualified Person responsible for exploration on the Company's properties in central Newfoundland and who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical data contained in this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

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