Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

March 15, 2007 09:05 ET

Messina Minerals ("MMI") Increases "Hurricane" Thickness: 15.3 Meters of 13.0% Zinc, 8.3% Lead, 1.5% Copper, 201 g/t Silver, 1.0 g/t Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has completed two new holes at Hurricane on section 3925E that extend the dip length of the massive sulphides on this discovery section and indicate increasing thickness and continued base metal enrichment.

GA07-214 has intersected 15.3 meters of base metal enriched massive sulphides at Hurricane assaying 13.0% zinc, 8.3% lead, 1.5% copper (22.8% combined base metals) with 201 g/t silver and 1.0 g/t gold. The intersection is approximately 12 meters true thickness. GA07-214 is 27 meters down-dip of the base metal enriched massive sulphides in GA07-209 (see NR February 21, 2007) of 5.3 meters assaying 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.

A second hole, GA07-218, undercut hole GA07-214 by 30 meters and did not intersect massive sulphides; no significant assays are expected. As a result, the dip length of Hurricane base metal enriched massive sulphides is extended to approximately 60 meters on section 3925E.

The increased true thickness of Hurricane in GA07-214 to 12 meters (15.3 meter core length) validates the target and demonstrates the potential of Hurricane, like the adjacent Boomerang and Domino discoveries, to have a zone of substantial thickening within the base metal enriched system. In addition, the average base metal assay grades returned from Hurricane to date have been higher than for Boomerang.

The Hurricane target remains open to the west for at least 300 meters and has been tested with only limited drilling to the east. Drilling has begun on approximately a 100 meter step-out to the west and is testing section 3800E for continuation of the thickened portion of Hurricane.

Messina is drilling new zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold enriched massive sulphide discoveries at both Hurricane and Domino 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. Drill holes are assigned a number if they are started and reach bedrock; hole numbers not referenced are those terminated before reaching target due to bad ground or excessive deviation.

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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