Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

August 23, 2007 13:34 ET

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

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has intersected zinc and copper enriched massive sulphides in five of six holes completed at the Long Lake Property located in central Newfoundland 18 km east of the Company's Boomerang/Domino massive sulphide resources.

Five holes tested within the Long Lake Main Zone historic resource area. The drill program is designed to evaluate the continuity and thickness of mineralization documented previously by Noranda in 1999.

The most significant result was obtained from LL07-04 which intersected an 8.7 meter interval assaying 11.2% zinc, 2.2% lead, 1.4% copper, 81 g/t silver, and 1.1 g/t gold. Assay results for all five holes are tabulated below.



Inte- Col-
Hole ID From To rval Cu Pb Zn Ag Au lar
(m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t East North Dip
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LL07-01 89.60 90.36 0.76 1.6 2.10 14.8 58 0.8 9000 1858 -56
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LL07-02A 310.70 312.60 1.90 0.9 0.2 4.4 15 0.3 9000 1933 -73
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LL07-03A 184.70 186.50 1.80 4.9 5.3 22.8 164 2.0 9028 1877 -72
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LL07-04 161.80 170.50 8.70 1.4 2.2 11.2 81 1.1 8974 1877 -68
including 161.80 164.75 2.95 1.2 3.4 21.5 120 1.6
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LL07-06 246.8 249.70 2.9 1.7 5.6 28.0 133 1.3 8968 1933 -65
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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.

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), pay $630,000 to Messina, and issue 750,000 common shares of Aldrin to Messina. Messina is operator of the exploration programs.

Messina completed one additional hole, LL07-05, targeting a geochemical anomaly on the Long Lake West portion of the property held wholly by Messina which did not intersect significant mineralization.

The Long Lake RL 229 Property drill program using one drill continues testing other targets including the 'East Zone' area for massive sulphide mineralization.

BUSINESS STRATEGY

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

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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