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BASE METAL EXPLORATION – Messina unearths new, rich zone at Tulks South

NEWFOUNDLAND - The hunt for base metals in the central portion of the province is paying off for Vancouver-based ME...


NEWFOUNDLAND – The hunt for base metals in the central portion of the province is paying off for Vancouver-based MESSINA MINERALS. It has made a new discovery of 12.1% Zn massive sulphides at its Tulks South property. At a depth of 475 metres, the discovery hole interested 10.58 metres of material that assayed 7.3% Zn, 0.5% Cu, 5.5% Pb, 128.0 g/t Ag and 1.0 g/t Au. Within this core was a 3.63-metre interval assaying 12.1% Zn, 0.5% Cu, 7.4% Pb, 219.0 g/t Ag and 1.4 g/t Au.

The discovery was made at the Domino target, 350 metres east of the Boomerang massive sulphide lens on the Tulks South property (see www.MessinaMinerals.com). Since discovery of the Boomerang lens in 2004, Messina has established that it is approximately 10 metres thick, has a vertical height varying from approximately 60 metres to greater than 200 metres, and has a strike length of approximately 400 metres. The company says Boomerang mineralization is similar to the Buchans deposit, which produced 16.2 million tonnes of high-grade sulphide ore during its 56-year life.

Messina has a 100% interest in the Tulks South and Long Lake properties from FALCONBRIDGE, which may back in for 50% under certain conditions.


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