Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

October 19, 2007 09:15 ET

Messina Minerals (TSX VENTURE:MMI) Intersects 10.8% Zinc, 1.3% Lead, 0.7% Copper Over 3.92 m at Tulks East

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has received results from 9 drill holes 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 sulphide zones; the at-surface B Zone and the larger and slightly deeper A Zone.


TE07-103 intersected 3.92 meters of B Zone massive sulphides assaying 10.8% zinc, 1.3% lead, 0.7% copper, 45 g/t silver and 0.6 g/t gold on section 8960E at 35 meters below surface.

TE07-107 intersected 4.53 meters of B Zone massive sulphides assaying 8.2% zinc, 1.2% lead, 0.5% copper, 88 g/t silver and 1.0 g/t gold on section 9010E at 85 meters below surface.


The new drilling confirms the continuity and grade of B Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineralization from 8925E to 9010E over a strike length of 85 meters and from surface to a vertical depth of 110 meters.

Nine new holes, TE07-100 to TE07-108, tested the B Zone from 8900E to 9010E along a 110 meter strike length. This area also includes holes drilled by Messina in 2004 (TE04-80, TTE04-82, and TE04-85). Assay results for all holes are tabulated below. TE07-103, -104, and -106 to -108 all intersected B Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mineralization. TE07-100 to TE07-102 define the western near-surface end of the B Zone, and TE07-105 helps define the top.

Table: B Zone Assay Results 8900E to 9010E
Elev From Length
Hole ID Line (m) (m) To (m) (m) Cu% Pb% Zn% Ag g/t Au g/t
Surface 325
TE07-100 8900E 310 No Significant Result
TE07-101 8900E 295 No Significant Result
TE04-80 8925E 310 9.75 12.30 2.55 0.6 0.7 7.5 45 0.6
TE07-102 8925E 275 No Significant Result
TE07-103 8960E 290 26.93 30.85 3.92 0.7 1.3 10.8 100 0.9
TE04-82 8960E 275 48.40 52.50 4.10 0.6 1.2 6.8 72 0.7
TE07-104 8960E 250 66.90 71.50 4.60 0.2 0.1 2.0 8 0.1
TE04-85 8990E 315 11.00 11.75 0.75 0.1 6.2 11.4 147 0.4
TE07-105 9010E 285 No Significant Result
TE07-106 9010E 260 58.90 61.10 2.20 0.4 0.2 4.3 88 0.1
TE07-107 9010E 240 99.62 104.2 4.53 0.5 1.2 8.2 88 1.0
TE07-108 9010E 215 116 120.70 4.75 0.7 0.3 5.1 35 0.6

Drilling continues to test the B Zone east of 9010E and where A Zone sulphides are expected. The drill program is designed 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

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