Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

April 20, 2007 09:05 ET

Messina Minerals ("MMI") Intersects Boomerang: 6.8 Meters of 18.0% Zinc, 4.4% Lead, 0.9% Copper, 118 g/t Silver, 1.3 g/t Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has completed four new holes at the Boomerang zinc-lead-copper-gold-silver massive sulphide deposit that all continue to indicate excellent continuity of thickness and high base metal enrichment. One hole, GA07-228, has intersected a 14.03 meter (8.9m true thickness) interval of 11.3% zinc, 3.4% lead, 0.5% copper, 91 g/t silver, and 0.6 g/t gold, which is approximately twice the true thickness of adjacent holes with comparable grades. Three of four holes intersected massive sulphides with grades and thicknesses comparable with adjacent intersections. The drilling tested approximately a 60 meter vertical by 100 meter horizontal 'gap' in the drill spacing within the deeper, eastern part of Boomerang. Assay results are tabulated below.

Elev Len- Thick-
Sect- (m From To gth ness Cu Pb Zn Ag Au
Hole ID ion RL) (m) (m) (m) (m) % % % g/t g/t
Surface 1405
GA07-222 3295E 1100 317.87 339.55 21.68 14.4 0.5 2.6 9.2 78 0.8
including 329.35 339.55 10.20 6.8 0.9 4.4 18.0 118 1.3
GA07-224 3310E 1075 346.55 353.25 6.70 4.3 0.6 3.7 14.8 99 0.9
GA07-228 3275E 1075 336.70 350.73 14.03 8.9 0.5 3.4 11.3 91 0.6
GA07-231 3240E 1090 313.35 329.40 16.05 12.2 0.3 2.1 3.9 60 0.5
including 325.15 329.40 4.25 3.2 0.8 5.4 11.5 149 1.3

The four infill holes are part of an estimated eight hole program intended to change the mineral inventory classification in certain areas of Boomerang from lower confidence 'inferred mineral resources' to higher confidence 'indicated mineral resources' by decreasing the spacing between drill holes to within 50 meters apart. The drill data will be incorporated into an independent mineral resource estimate provided by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants inc. ("Snowden") intended to be available in June 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.

Gerry Squires, P. Geo., Chief Geologist of Messina Minerals Inc., is the Qualified Person responsible for exploration at Boomerang 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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