Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

October 03, 2007 11:00 ET

Messina Minerals (TSX VENTURE:MMI) Drilling Tulks East

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has begun a 20 hole drill program testing the Tulks East zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold prospect within the Company's Tulks South Property and located 20 kilometers northeast of the Boomerang/Domino zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineral resources also within the Tulks South Property. The Tulks East prospect is comprised of two parallel zinc-mineralized massive sulphides zones; the at-surface B Zone and the larger and slightly deeper A Zone.

The drill program now underway is expected to provide sufficient density of drilling, and also to upgrade the quality of specific gravity and other technical parameters versus historic information, to permit an estimate of the mineral resources at both the B Zone and a zinc-enriched portion of the adjacent A Zone. The drill program is targeting B Zone and A Zone massive sulphide mineralization from surface to approximately 350 meters vertical depth.

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

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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