Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

June 12, 2007 09:10 ET

Messina Minerals ("MMI") Infill Intersects Boomerang: 4.25 Meters of 9.1% Zinc, 8.2% Lead, 0.8% Copper, 265 g/t Silver, 6.1 g/t Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has completed eight new infill holes at the Boomerang zinc-lead-copper-gold-silver massive sulphide deposit that continue to indicate excellent continuity of thickness and base metal enrichment. This phase of drilling at Boomerang is complete. Assays and geotechnical data has been submitted to Snowden Mining Industry Consultants Inc. ("Snowden") for inclusion in a mineral resource estimate anticipated to be available later in June 2007.

Results from the eight holes meet or exceed expectations for the sub-areas targeted within Boomerang. GA07-239 and GA07-245 intersected extended intervals of base metal enriched massive sulphides with subzones of high precious metals (6.1 g/t gold, 265 g/t silver over 4.25 meters, and 6.3 g/t gold with 201 g/t silver over 6.0 meters respectively) indicating continuity of precious metal enrichment of this subzone of Boomerang.

One hole of note, GA07-248, intersected 18.33 meters of base metal enriched massive sulphides on section 2975E. This hole extends the thicker portion of Boomerang west 25 meters and connects with two holes on section 2950E, GA05-90 and GA05-94, which reported thinner zones (6.35 meters and 5.72 meters respectively) of lower grade mineralization (NR December 20, 2005).

Assay results for the eight Boomerang holes are tabulated below.

Eleva- Len- Thick-
Sect- tion From To gth ness Cu Pb Zn Ag Au
Hole ID ion (m) (m) (m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t
GA07-239 3175E 1135 297.44 313.05 15.61 12.5 0.3 2.5 3.2 84 2.1
including 306.80 311.05 4.25 3.4 0.8 8.2 9.5 265 6.1
GA07-241 3340E 1215 233.31 238.31 5.00 4.0 0.7 3.7 10.2 82 0.5
GA07-242 3070E 1100 310.80 315.61 4.81 3.9 0.07 1.1 2.3 22 0.3
GA07-243 3340E 1235 222.84 224.34 1.50 1.2 0.7 4.3 6.4 243 1.4
GA07-245 3170E 1145 282.83 308.94 26.11 20.9 0.5 3.0 8.0 116 2.5
including 291.97 297.97 6.00 4.8 0.7 5.3 6.3 201 6.3
GA07-246 3070E 1125 302.20 311.36 9.16 7.3 0.3 4.0 6.5 109 1.5
GA07-248 2975E 1130 296.61 314.94 18.33 14.7 0.4 2.4 5.4 103 1.2
GA07-249 3050E 1120 310.58 315.56 4.98 4.0 0.2 5.0 7.8 144 1.3

Drilling has resumed at Domino with one drill testing for along-strike continuation of this mineralization. One drill has been mobilized to the Skidder Property and will begin testing the Skidder massive sulphide prospect this week. One drill is scheduled to mobilize to begin testing the TouchDown target shortly (See NR May 31, 2007).

Messina is drilling zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold enriched massive sulphides at and 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.

The Company also announces that, subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 75,000 incentive stock options to certain employees, officers, directors and/or consultants at a price of $1.59 per share, exercisable for a period of two years.

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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