Vancouver, Canada - Tinka Resources Limited (“Tinka” or the “Company”) (TSXV:TK) announces that diamond drilling has now started at the Company’s 100%-owned Colquipucro silver project in Peru. The drill program is planned to initially drill test the north-western extension of the existing silver oxide resource. Infill drilling will also be carried out, to improve the confidence in the resource model where gaps exist in the data. A 10-hole drill program is planned at Colquipucro for approximately 1,500 metres and will take an estimated 3 months to complete.

Check assays are currently being carried out on drill samples from holes drilled at Colquipucro during 2007. The 2007 drill samples were assayed for silver using slightly different techniques to later drill programs. This will ensure analytical techniques are uniform across the whole deposit.

Colquipucro is located just 1.5 km from the Company’s 100%-owned Ayawilca project, where Tinka is currently drill testing for zinc and other base metal mineralization in a 19-hole, 8,500 metre program.

The qualified person, Dr Graham Carman, Tinka’s President and CEO, and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the technical contents of this release.

About Tinka Resources Limited

Tinka is a junior resource acquisition and exploration company. Tinka’s focus is on its 100% owned Colquipucro and Ayawilca projects located in the highly mineralized silver-zinc-lead belt of central Peru.

On behalf of the Board,

“Graham Carman”
Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO

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