Vancouver, Canada – Tinka Resources Limited ("Tinka" or the "Company") (TSXV & BVL: TK) (OTCQB: TKRFF) announces the resignation of Mr. Alvaro Fernandez-Baca as VP of Exploration, effective November 30, 2022.
Dr. Graham Carman, CEO, stated: "On behalf of the Company, I would like to thank Alvaro for his many contributions and his leadership role as VP of Exploration since 2015. Among his achievements for Tinka, Alvaro played a major role in the discovery of the South Ayawilca Zinc Zone. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
"Tinka has been building and expanding its management team in Peru in recent times, and we have a strong in-house leadership team with significant technical expertise. The Company has no plans to fill the role of VP Exploration currently."
The technical team at Tinka will now be led by Mr. Jorge Gamarra, Project Manager (employed at Tinka since June 2022), and Mr. Luis Giraldo, Exploration Manager (employed as Senior Geologist since 2014) who will both report directly to the Company’s CEO, Dr. Graham Carman, an experienced exploration geologist. Mr. Georg Winkelmann is General Manager of the Company’s Peru subsidiary and has been in that role since January 2022.
Tinka is advancing the Ayawilca zinc project in Peru with an ongoing resource infill and expansion drill program. To date, nine holes in the current program have been reported (see November 21, 2022 and October 11, 2022), with five drill holes pending results and approximately 12 additional drill holes to follow. A second drill rig was mobilized during November 2022 and with two rigs operating 24-7, one located each at West Ayawilca and the other at South Ayawilca, the drill program will be completed in the first half of 2023.
|On behalf of the Board,|
Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO
|Further Information: |
Mariana Bermudez 1.604.685.9316
About Tinka Resources Limited
Tinka is an exploration and development company with its flagship property being the 100%-owned Ayawilca zinc-silver-tin project in central Peru. The Zinc Zone deposit has an estimated Indicated Mineral Resource of 19.0 Mt @ 7.15% Zn, 16.8 g/t Ag & 0.2% Pb and Inferred Mineral Resource of 47.9 Mt @ 5.4% Zn, 20.0 g/t Ag & 0.4% Pb (dated August 30, 2021 - see news release). The Ayawilca Tin Zone has an estimated Inferred Mineral Resource of 8.4 Mt grading 1.0% Sn. Tinka holds 46,000 hectares of mining claims in Central Peru, one of the largest holders of mining claims in the belt. Tinka is actively exploring for copper-gold skarn mineral deposits at its 100%-owned Silvia project.
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