Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

March 22, 2005 14:51 ET

Messina ('MMI') Boomerang Drilling Continues


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FOR: MESSINA MINERALS INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: MMI

MARCH 22, 2005 - 14:51 ET

Messina ('MMI') Boomerang Drilling Continues

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) - Messina
Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) has completed four additional drill
holes on L33E at the Boomerang prospect on the Tulks South Property
located in central Newfoundland. The Company is testing both down-dip of
hole GA05-16 and also up-dip of GA05-15 (see press release Feb. 28,2005)
to fully delineate the height of the massive sulphide lens on L33E.
Drilling on section L33+50E will follow. Samples from the four
additional drill holes have been submitted to the laboratory for
analysis. Assay results are pending; the Company expects to receive all
results from these holes by early next week.

Drilling is continuing with both drill rigs operating. The Company has
placed sufficient fuel and supplies that drilling can continue through
spring break-up and into April without undue difficulty.

The Company has extensive mineral land holdings now totaling 272 square
kilometers including the Tulks South Property and the Long Lake
Property. Messina is earning a 100% interest in these mineral lands from
Noranda Inc. ("Noranda"). The agreement allows Noranda to back in for
50% if greater than 10 million tonnes of economic mineralization with a
positive feasibility report is located. Noranda may pay 150% of
exploration costs to that point, or revert to a 2% net smelter return
royalty.

Peter Tallman, P. Geo., President of Messina Minerals Inc. is the
designated Qualified Person responsible for exploration on the Company's
properties in central Newfoundland and the person responsible for the
preparation of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

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Contact Information

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    Messina Minerals Inc.
    Peter Tallman
    President
    (604) 688-1508
    (604) 601-8253 (FAX)
    info@messinaminerals.com
    www.messinaminerals.com
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