Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

November 21, 2005 09:30 ET

Messina Minerals 'MMI' Boomerang Hits 17.4% Base Metals, 2.4 g/t Gold Over 10.65 Meters on Another 50 M Step-Out

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2005) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) -


- Boomerang drill hole GA05-83 intersected 10.65 meters massive sulphides grading 2.4 g/t gold, 173 g/t silver, with 11.6% zinc, 5.2% lead, and 0.6% copper on section 3000E which is a new 50 meter step-out to the west from the last reported Boomerang mineralization on section 3050E. A notable 3.15 meter subinterval contained 22.6% zinc, 8.5% lead, and 0.6% copper with 2.1 g/t gold and 228 g/t silver.

- Boomerang high-grade massive sulphides now extend from sections 3350E to 3000E for a strike length distance of 350 meters. The length of the Boomerang mineralization has expanded by 100 meters in the past week.

Boomerang Drilling Results

Messina Minerals Inc. has received assay results from one drill hole testing section 3000E as a new 50 meter step-out from known mineralization at the recently discovered Boomerang Massive Sulphide at the Tulks South Property located in central Newfoundland.

The first hole drilled on section 3000E, GA05-83, intersected 10.65 meters massive sulphides (8.2 meters true width) grading 11.6% zinc, 5.2% lead, 0.6% copper, 173 g/t silver and 2.4 g/t gold. A notable 3.15 meter subsection cited in "Highlights" assayed very high grade zinc (22.6% Zn) and 32% combined base metals over this interval.

This intersection on 3000E is a new 50 meter step-out to the west from the previous westernmost mineralization on section 3000E (NR November 14, 2005). Boomerang high-grade massive sulphides now extend from 3350E to 3000E along a strike length distance of 350 meters.

Ongoing Exploration Drilling Update: Big Step Outs To West

Drill holes on sections 2800E and 2600E, 200 and 400 meters to the west respectively from the new intersection in GA05-83 have been targeted to intersect the Boomerang stratigraphic sequence and results are anticipated shortly. Additional drilling will continue to test sections between 3050E and 2800E for the balance of the current drilling season as weather allows.

Assays are performed by Eastern Analytical Limited of Springdale, Newfoundland. Check assays and other lithogeochemical analyses are performed by Chemex Labs of North Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company is and will continue to use methodical and geoscientifically accepted procedures for assaying including quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) for all analytical testing.

The Company has extensive mineral land holdings totaling 272 square kilometers including the Tulks South Property and Long Lake Property. Messina is earning a 100% interest in these mineral lands from Falconbridge Limited (formerly Noranda Inc.). The agreement allows Falconbridge to back in for 50% if greater than 10 million tonnes of economic mineralization with a positive feasibility report is located. Falconbridge may pay 150% of exploration costs to that point, or revert to a 2% net smelter return royalty.

Peter Tallman, President of Messina Minerals Inc. is the Qualified Person responsible for exploration on the Company's properties in central Newfoundland and the person responsible for the preparation of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

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