Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

November 01, 2007 09:05 ET

Messina Minerals (TSX VENTURE:MMI) Intersects 10.1% Zinc, 2.3% Lead, 0.5% Copper over 3.6 m at Tulks East

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has released results from four additional holes testing the Tulks East zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold prospect located 20 kilometers by road northeast of the Boomerang/Domino zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineral resources within the Tulks South Property, and 7 kilometers from the Main Zone prospect (see NR October 30, 2007) in central Newfoundland, Canada. The Tulks East prospect is comprised of two parallel zinc-mineralized massive sulphide zones; the at-surface B Zone and the larger and slightly deeper A Zone.


All four new holes intersected B Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineralization between 9050E and 9125E for a total strike length between 8925E to 9125E of 200 meters (see NR October 19, 2007).

Three of four holes also intersected adjacent A Zone mineralization between 9050E and 9125E over 75 meters strike length.

There are no NI43-101 compliant resources calculated at the Tulks East prospect. This program of additional diamond drilling is intended to permit an estimate of zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineral resources.

B Zone drilling confirms the continuity of zinc, lead, copper, silver and gold mineralization to section 9125E beginning at 8925E; over 200 meters strike length.

A Zone massive sulphide intersections begin at section 8925E and show increasing thickness and increasing zinc assays (zonation) to section 9125E reported below. The A Zone is historically known to be situated parallel to the B Zone within approximately 20 meters.


The results continue to confirm the continuity and grade of B Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineralization from 8925E to 9125E over a strike length of 200 meters and from surface to a vertical depth of 185 meters.

Four new holes, TE07-109 to TE07-112, tested the B Zone from 9050E to 9125E. Assay results for all holes are tabulated below. Al four holes intersected B Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineralization. TE07-110 helps define the top.

Table: B Zone Assay Results 9050E to 9125E
Elev From To Length Cu Pb Zn Ag Au
Hole ID Line (m) (m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t
TE07-109 9050E 180 156.20 159.80 3.60 0.5 2.3 10.1 142 1.6
TE07-110 9125E 205 123.80 124.35 0.55 0.1 0.4 6.4 22 0.6
TE07-112 9125E 175 144.30 147.25 2.95 0.9 2.6 11.0 170 1.2
TE07-111 9125E 140 175.40 178.05 2.65 0.7 0.2 5.6 31 0.3

Three of the four new holes also intersected the western portion of the A Zone where zinc assays over increased thicknesses begins. Assay results for the A Zone intersections are tabulated below. TE07-111 defines the lower extent of the A Zone on section 9125E.

Table: A Zone Assay Results 9050E to 9125E
Elev From To Length Cu Pb Zn Ag Au
Hole ID Line (m) (m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t
TE07-109 9050E 160 185.15 187.20 2.05 0.3 0.6 3.6 37 0.5
TE07-110 9125E 180 152.80 157.20 4.40 0.3 0.02 2.0 13 0.2
TE07-112 9125E 148 176.90 183.20 6.30 0.5 0.1 3.3 21 0.5
TE07-111 9125E 120 203.50 205.30 1.80 No Significant Result

Drilling continues to test for B Zone and A Zone mineralization east of 9125E. The drill program is designed to demonstrate continuity of zinc-enriched mineralization, and to also upgrade the quality of specific gravity and other technical parameters versus historic information, to permit an estimate of the mineral resources.

Messina Minerals Inc. is exploring for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide deposits in 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 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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