Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

September 10, 2007 14:47 ET

Messina Minerals ("MMI") Drilling Results at Long Lake East

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has intersected zinc, lead and copper enriched massive sulphides in four of six holes completed at the East Zone target within the Long Lake Property located in central Newfoundland 18 km east of the Company's Boomerang/Domino massive sulphide resources.

The East Zone target is situated 1,000 meters east of the Main Zone historic resource area which was recently tested with 5 holes (see NR August 23, 2007). East Zone zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphides were originally discovered in two 1997 drill holes, LL97-36 and LL97-37, by a previous explorer. Until now, no further drilling had been undertaken on this target.

Six holes tested the East Zone target area for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide mineralization. The highest grade was obtained from LL07-11 which intersected a 0.5 meter interval assaying 29.0% zinc, 0.4% lead, 1.3% copper, 28 g/t silver, and 1.0 g/t gold. Zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphides at the East Zone target have now been intersected over a 300 meter strike length and over a 200 meter vertical range. Assay results for eight holes, including the two historic drill holes (in italics) are tabulated below, listed from west to east.

From To val Cu Pb Zn Ag Au Section Elev
Hole ID (m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t (m) (m) Type
Surface 360
LL07-07 156.10 174.50 18.40 - 0.2 0.6 5 - 9900E 250 Alter-
LL97-37 286.10 286.64 0.54 1.1 3.6 7.7 59 0.4 9900E 150 MS
LL07-08 108.20 109.00 0.80 1.0 1.7 10.9 28 1.0 10000E 275 MS
LL07-09 203.69 205.55 1.86 2.8 1.9 9.6 40 0.4 10000E 165 MS
LL07-11 35.40 35.90 0.50 1.3 0.4 29.0 31 1.5 10100E 325 MS
LL97-36 82.22 82.54 0.32 0.3 1.7 24.8 28 1.0 10100E 290 MS
LL07-10 110.25 112.95 2.70 - - 1.4 3 0.1 10100E 250 Alter-
LL07-12 70.30 78.20 7.90 - - 0.7 6 0.1 10200E 300 Alter-
LL07-12 74.60 75.20 0.60 0.2 0.3 1.2 18 0.3 10200E 300 MS

( - denotes no significant assay)
((i) denotes italics)

All holes were drilled southerly at approximately 156 degree azimuth. The true thickness of the mineralization intersected is estimated to be 0.7 times the interval length indicated. A map entitled "Main and East Zone Longitudinal" showing the vertical position of all drill pierce points for both the Main Zone and East Zone can be found on Messina's website under the Long Lake Project - Maps at

These holes were drilled on a portion of Messina's property, the RL 229 property, where Aldrin Resources Corp. can earn a 50% interest. Aldrin can earn a 50% interest in the RL 229 property by advancing $800,000 for exploration ($500,000 advanced to date), paying $630,000 to Messina ($30,000 paid to date), and issuing 750,000 common shares of Aldrin to Messina. Messina is operator of the exploration programs.

This phase of exploration at the Long Lake Property is complete. The drill is being mobilized to Messina's Costigan Lake Property to being testing targets for the source of the 'Kahuna' massive sulphide boulder.

Specific gravity testing, rock quality determinations and photographic logging of all massive sulphide intersections are performed systematically by Messina staff prior to assaying. 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) including the use of duplicates, standards, and blanks for all analytical testing.


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 made new massive sulphide discoveries including "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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