Messina Minerals Inc.

Published : March 15th, 2007

Increases "Hurricane" Thickness: 15.3 meters of 13.0% Zinc, 8.3% Lead, 1.5%

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Re: News Releases - Thursday, March 15, 2007
Messina Minerals ("MMI") Increases "Hurricane" Thickness: 15.3
meters of 13.0% Zinc, 8.3% Lead, 1.5% Copper, 201 g/t Silver, 1.0
g/t Gold
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Messina Minerals Inc. has completed two new holes at Hurricane on
section 3925E that extend the dip length of the massive sulphides on
this discovery section and indicate increasing thickness and continued
base metal enrichment.

GA07-214 has intersected 15.3 meters of base metal enriched massive
sulphides at Hurricane assaying 13.0% zinc, 8.3% lead, 1.5% copper
(22.8% combined base metals) with 201 g/t silver and 1.0 g/t gold. The
intersection is approximately 12 meters true thickness. GA07-214 is 27
meters down-dip of the base metal enriched massive sulphides in
GA07-209 (see NR February 21, 2007) of 5.3 meters assaying 19.1% zinc,
9.6% lead, 1.4% copper (30.9% combined base metals), with 177 g/t
silver and 0.9 g/t gold.

A second hole, GA07-218, undercut hole GA07-214 by 30 meters and did
not intersect massive sulphides; no significant assays are expected. As
a result, the dip length of Hurricane base metal enriched massive
sulphides is extended to approximately 60 meters on section 3925E.

The increased true thickness of Hurricane in GA07-214 to 12 meters
(15.3 meter core length) validates the target and demonstrates the
potential of Hurricane, like the adjacent Boomerang and Domino
discoveries, to have a zone of substantial thickening within the base
metal enriched system. In addition, the average base metal assay grades
returned from Hurricane to date have been higher than for Boomerang.

The Hurricane target remains open to the west for at least 300 meters
and has been tested with only limited drilling to the east. Drilling
has begun on approximately a 100 meter step-out to the west and is
testing section 3800E for continuation of the thickened portion of
Hurricane.

Messina is drilling new zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold enriched massive
sulphide discoveries at both Hurricane and Domino 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.

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

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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Copyright (c) 2007 MESSINA MINERALS INC. (MMI) All rights reserved.
For more information visit our website at
http://www.messinaminerals.com/ or send mailto:info@messinaminerals.com
Message sent on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 7:45:34 AM Pacific Time
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Messina Min. is a zinc and lead exploration company based in Canada.

Messina Min. holds various exploration projects in Canada.

Its main exploration properties are PUKASKA, LONG LAKE, HAVEN STEADY PROPERTY, COSTIGAN LAKE PROJECT, VICTORIA RIVER PROJECT, BOBBY'S POND PROJECT, HEALY BAY, TOPSAILS PROJECT, DANIELS HARBOUR, SUTHERLANDS POND, HUNGRY HILL, YORK HARBOUR, TULKS SOUTH - HURRICANE, TULK SOUTH - DOMINO, TULK EAST B ZONE, TULK SOUTH BOOMERANG, TULK EAST A ZONE, TULK LONG LAKE MAIN ZONE, SKIDDER, JAMES BAY LOWLANDS CLAIMS and PUKASKWA in Canada.

Messina Min. is listed in Canada and in United States of America. Its market capitalisation is CA$ 754 980 as of today (US$ 709 455, € 518 966).

Its stock quote reached its highest recent level on December 30, 2005 at CA$ 4.13, and its lowest recent point on February 01, 2013 at CA$ 0.01.

Messina Min. has 12 583 000 shares outstanding.

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