Messina accesses 'expert' technical firms to provide independent high quality geoscience, engineering, and environmental data and guidance. Some of the significant partners used by Messina and the topics of their studies are listed below.
Messina also utilizes independent 'expert' consultants to provide outside views and guidance on many aspects of the ongoing exploration programs. Some of these consultants are listed below.
- SGS Lakefield Research (2004): Mineralogy and Metallurgical study of the Tulks East B Zone massive sulphide zone mineralization.
- Jacques Whitford (2006 to ongoing): Environmental studies including ongoing baseline water analysis, fish count and habitat studies. Also advanced training for Messina personnel on current procedures and standards for acquisition of drill core geotechnical data.
- Snowden (2007): Estimate of Mineral Resources at the Boomerang, Domino, and Tulks East B Zone massive sulphide prospects. Also advanced training for Messina personnel on current requirements for resource estimation procedures.
- Quantec Geoscience (2007, 2008): Titan 24 geophysical surveying. Gravity (geophysical) data reprocessing.
- Eastern Analytical Laboratory (2002 to ongoing): primary analytical laboratory.
- Chemex Labs: (2003 and ongoing): check assaying, and lithogeochemical major and trace element analysis.
- RPA Scott Wilson (2008): Preliminary economic assessment of Boomerang and Domino mineral resources.
- Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2006 and ongoing): Training for Messina personnel in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policies.
- Geosoft / Surpac (2006 and ongoing): Training for Messina personnel in current geological and 3-D underground software programs.
- Rankin Consultantcy PL (2007): Structural controls on mineralization study.
- David Lenz (2007): University of New Brunswick MSc and HBSc studies of lithogeochemical stratigraphy and gold deportment.
- Steven Piercey Geological Consulting (2008): Lithogeochemical and exploration targeting study.