Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

November 14, 2005 09:30 ET

Messina Minerals 'MMI' Boomerang Hits 19% Base Metals, 5.6 g/t Gold Over 6.7 Meters on 50 m Step-Out

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) -


Significant highlights from the on-going exploration program include:

- Boomerang drill hole GA05-79 intersected 14.0 meters massive sulphides grading 4.0 g/t gold, 179 g/t silver, with 7.7% zinc, 5.5% lead, and 0.7% copper on section 3050E which is a new 50 meter step-out to the west from the last reported Boomerang mineralization on section 3100E. A notable 4 meter subinterval contained 8.5 g/t gold, 239 g/t silver with 13.5% combined base metals.

- Boomerang high-grade massive sulphides are now known to extend from sections 3350E to 3050E for a strike length distance of 300 meters.

Boomerang Drilling Results

Messina Minerals Inc. has received assay results from six drill holes from sections 3050E and 3400E from drilling during October 8 to November 14 at the recently discovered Boomerang Massive Sulphide at the Tulks South Property located in central Newfoundland.

The first hole drilled on section 3050E, GA05-79 has been completed which intersected 14.0 meters massive sulphides (10.8 meters true width) grading 7.7% zinc, 5.5% lead, 0.7% copper, 179 g/t silver and 4.0 g/t gold. A 6.7 meter subinterval assayed 10.7% zinc, 7.4% lead, 0.9% copper, 227 g/t silver and 5.6 g/t gold which includes the notable 4 meter interval cited in "Highlights" which assayed 8.5 g/t gold plus base metals and silver. Individual assay intervals for GA05-79 are posted on the company's website.

This intersection on 3050E is a new 50 meter step-out to the west from the previous westernmost mineralization on section 3100E (NR August 8, 2005). Boomerang high-grade massive sulphides are now known to extend from 3350E to 3050E along a strike length distance of 300 meters.

A total of five drill holes on section 3400E returned anomalous but not significant assays at the Boomerang zone on this section. Section 3400E is a 50 meter step-out to the east of the last reported Boomerang mineralization on section 3350E (NR August 31, 2005) which did intersect significant mineralization.

Other Drilling Results and Update

The drill program during the period September and early October tested other geological targets and areas that required assessment expenditures within Messina's extensive property holdings. Targets tested included the Long Lake property Lucky Gnome showing, the Costigan Lake property Three-Fives showing, and a regional program on the Tulks South property testing Baxter Pond, the eastern deep extension of Boomerang, and Tulks East. A total of 11 holes successfully intersected alteration and generated new geological targets for additional follow-up, but with no significant assay results. One additional hole, TE05-86 at Tulks East intersected significant mineralization and has been reported (news release October 26, 2005).

All three drills have been returned to test the western extension of the Boomerang discovery and will continue to drill there until the Christmas break. Drilling is underway simultaneously testing sections 3000E, 2800E, and 2600E.

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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