Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

November 14, 2006 09:30 ET

Messina Minerals "MMI" Intersects 4.6% Copper, 6.5% Lead, 13.6% Zinc, 384 g/t Silver, 0.3 g/t Gold; Extends Boomerang to 500 Meter Length

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2006) - Messina Minerals Inc. ("MMI") is drilling base metal massive sulphide targets within Messina's Tulks South Property located in central Newfoundland, Canada. The two-fold objectives of the 2006 exploration program are to:

- define/expand the volume of zinc-lead-copper-gold-silver bearing massive sulphide mineralization on the property, leading to a NI43-101 resource

- identify and test significant new exploration targets within Messina's extensive 323 square kilometer area properties.

HIGHLIGHTS

- GA06-181 intersected 1.15 meters of high-grade massive sulphides assaying 4.6% copper, 6.5% lead, 13.6% zinc, 384 g/t silver, and 0.3 g/t gold. This is the highest copper-enriched interval drilled to date. The intersection extends Boomerang 25 meters along strike to 3375E, and it points to the potential of Boomerang-Domino-Hurricane style massive sulphides to have high-grade copper zones within the predominantly zinc-lead type mineralization.

- Holes on sections 2875E and 3375E have intersected enriched base metals in massive sulphides; extending the strike length of Boomerang to 500 meters

BOOMERANG MASSIVE SULPHIDE ZONE DRILLING

Drilling reported here is designed to define the limits of Boomerang mineralization prior to calculating a NI43-101 compliant mineral resource. Assay results for 17 new drill holes have been received, are tabulated below, and are further discussed by section or area targeted. One drill remains testing Boomerang for additional extensions to mineralization; three others are now testing other nearby targets.

Section 3375E (eastern side of Boomerang)

Five holes, GA06-175, GA06-178, GA06-179, and GA06-181, and GA06-184 were drilled to extend the length of Boomerang 25 meters to the east of 3350E.

GA06-181 intersected 1.15 meters of high-grade massive sulphides assaying 4.6% copper, 6.5% lead, 13.6% zinc, 384 g/t silver, and 0.3 g/t gold. This is the highest copper-enriched interval drilled at Boomerang and is significant for two reasons: the intersection extends Boomerang 25 meters along strike to 3375E, and it points to the potential of Boomerang-Domino-Hurricane style massive sulphides to have high-grade copper zones within the predominantly zinc-lead type mineralization.

GA06-184 intersected a 4.55 meter interval of massive sulphides assaying 0.9% copper, 4.0% lead, 7.6% zinc, 104 g/t silver, and 0.4 g/t gold. GA06-175 and GA06-179 intersected broad intervals of lower grade zinc; GA06-178 intersected pyritic massive sulphides. These holes extend Boomerang 25 meters east to at least 3375E.

Sections 3275E, 3325E, 3350E, 3375E, 3400E (Boomerang near surface)

Eight holes tested near-surface for Boomerang massive sulphides. GA06-160, GA06-161, GA06-162, GA06-165, and GA06-174 intersected massive pyrite with no significant assay values. GA06-166, GA06-168, and GA06-169 intersected base metal-enriched massive sulphides over approximately 1 meter widths. These eight holes now define the upper limit of copper, lead, zinc, silver, and gold enrichment in Boomerang massive sulphides at approximately 70 meters from surface between 3325E and 3400E.

Sections 2875E, 3050E (western bottom of Boomerang)

Four holes, GA06-157, GA06-164, GA06-171, and GA06-177, tested for extensions to Boomerang along the western bottom of the deposit. GA06-171 on 2875E intersected a significant 3.6 meter interval assaying 0.2% copper, 2.3% lead, 9.4% zinc, 91 g/t silver, and 1.0 g/t gold. GA06-177 on the same section 2875E intersected a narrow 0.17 meter massive sulphide assaying trace copper, 3.7% lead, 4.9% zinc, 85 g/t silver, and 0.7 g/t gold. A third hole on 2875E, GA06-164, did not intersect massive sulphide.

One hole on 3050E, GA06-157, now the deepest hole on section, intersected 0.35 meters of high-grade zinc assaying 0.2% copper, 2.4% lead, 15.2% zinc, 87 g/t silver, and 0.3 g/t gold.

These holes extend the length of Boomerang to the west for a total length of 500 meters of zinc-enriched massive sulphide between 2875E and 3375E.



Table: Boomerang Drill Results Sorted by Targeted Area

From To Inter- Ag Au
Hole Section (m) (m) val Cu % Pb % Zn % g/t g/t
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Eastern Side of Boomerang
GA06-175 3375E 326.30 372.60 46.30 0.1 0.1 0.6 trace trace
GA06-178 3375E No significant assay
GA06-179 3375E 347.20 356.25 9.05 0.1 1.1 2.3 25 0.2
GA06-181 3375E 316.20 317.35 1.15 4.6 6.5 13.6 384 0.3
GA06-184 3375E 298.30 302.85 4.55 0.9 4.0 7.6 104 0.4

Boomerang Near Surface
GA06-160 3325E No significant assay
GA06-161 3350E No significant assay
GA06-162 3350E No significant assay
GA06-165 3375E No significant assay
GA06-166 3400E 66.45 67.30 0.85 0.4 1.7 2.6 33 2.7
GA06-168 3400E 50.70 51.55 0.85 0.5 2.3 3.0 33 0.3
GA06-169 3400E 94.95 96.10 1.15 0.3 2.1 3.2 26 0.1
GA06-174 3275E No significant assay

Western Bottom of Boomerang
GA06-157 3050E 320.45 320.80 0.35 0.2 2.4 15.2 87 0.3
GA06-164 2900E No significant assay
GA06-171 2900E 359.75 363.35 3.60 0.2 2.3 9.4 91 1.0
GA06-177 2900E 360.70 360.87 0.17 trace 3.7 4.9 85 0.7


Vertical Longitudinal Map

An updated Vertical Longitudinal map showing the location of pierce points of all holes is available on the Company's website at www.messinaminerals.com/s/Boomerang.asp which has all drill hole pierce points labeled for reference.

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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