Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

February 21, 2007 09:05 ET

Messina Minerals (MMI) Hurricane Discovery Hole Intersects 5.3 Meters of 19.1% Zinc, 9.6% Lead, 1.4% Copper (30.9% Combined Base Metals) With 177 g Silver, 0.9 g Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has received assays from Hurricane hole GA07-209 drilled on section 3925E (see NR Feb 16, 2007). The 5.3 meter intersection of massive sulphides from 261.25 to 266.55 meters assays 19.1% zinc, 9.6% lead, 1.4% copper (30.9% combined base metals), with 177 g/t silver and 0.9 g/t gold. The true width of this mineralization is approximately 4.2 meters.

A 1.4 meter subinterval at the base of massive sulphides from 265.15 to 266.55 meters assays 30.9% zinc, 20.4% lead, 1.6% copper (52.9% combined base metals), with 363 g/t silver and 1.3 g/t gold.

The discovery of this highly base metal enriched intersection represents the first at Hurricane to exceed a horizontal minimum width of 2.5 meters. This intersection validates the geological model and upgrades the potential of the Hurricane target area to host a significant base metal enriched resource. The intersection also contains the highest copper concentration of any Hurricane intercept to date. Refer to the table below for comparative assays from each Hurricane intercept. From the limited information available, zonation models suggest the greater potential for Hurricane mineralization lies west of the GA07-209 intersection. Hurricane remains open for at least 300 meters to the west and is also open down dip.



Table: Assay Summary of Hurricane Massive Sulphides, from west to east:
Inter-
Hole ID Section From (m) To (m) val Cu % Pb % Zn % Ag g/t Au g/t

GA97-08 3625E 424.50 425.00 0.50 0.5 2.8 14.2 40 0.1
GA07-208 3925E 241.60 242.60 1.00 0.6 5.6 25.5 175 1.4
GA07-209 3925E 261.25 266.55 5.30 1.4 9.6 19.1 177 0.9
including 265.15 266.55 1.40 1.6 20.4 30.9 363 1.3
GA06-153 4005E 248.20 248.50 0.30 0.9 7.2 16.1 240 0.4
GA06-180 4100E 341.00 342.20 1.20 0.8 8.5 10.7 124 0.5


An updated map "Boomerang - Hurricane Long Section" showing the location of all drilled pierce points is available from the Company's website at http://www.messinaminerals.com/s/Boomerang.asp under the heading Maps.

The Hurricane discovery hole lies approximately 600 meters along strike to the east from the company's previous base metal discovery at Boomerang. Boomerang is currently the subject of a NI43-101 compliant resource estimation study being performed by Snowden, and metallurgical testwork being undertaken by SGS Lakefield Research.

Messina Minerals Inc. is drilling zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold enriched massive sulphides adjacent to the Boomerang massive sulphide mineral resource, within the Company's Tulks South Property located in central Newfoundland, Canada. The Tulks South Property represents a portion of the 327 square kilometer area of Messina's central Newfoundland mineral land holdings. The region is historically known as prospective for zinc-rich deposits and home to the formerly producing world-class base metal deposits at Buchans and currently home to a producing zinc-copper mine at Duck Pond.

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 and standards for all analytical testing.

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 the person responsible for the technical data contained within this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

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