- First drill rig now mobilizing to site, with the first hole anticipated to commence by September 1, targeting the down-dip extension of zinc mineralization in drill hole A13-05 (213 metres @ 5.3% zinc).
- Drilling to commence at Colquipucro silver project with a second rig, during the second week of September, initially targeting untested mineralization along strike of the existing 32 million ounce inferred silver oxide resource.
- A third diamond drill rig is to be mobilized to Ayawilca by the end of September, to drill test new previously untested geophysical targets.
- At Ayawilca, 19 drill holes are planned for approximately 8,500 metres of drilling, while at Colquipucro 10 holes are planned for approximately 1,500 metres of drilling. The full program will take 5 to 6 months to complete with three rigs working concurrently.
- Maps showing drill holes will be made available at www.tinkaresources.com as the program progresses.
Dr Graham Carman, Tinka’s President and CEO, stated: “The team at Tinka is excited to begin this substantial drill program which we believe will significantly advance both the Ayawilca and Colquipucro projects. The first hole at Ayawilca will test the down-dip extension of our best zinc intercept to date (213 metres @ 5.3% Zn in A13-05), with subsequent holes stepping out along strike. Holes will be angled to the north as a result of modelling of new geophysical data, a change of approach from past drill programs.”
“The second drill rig will be focussed at Colquipucro once it arrives on site in early September, testing the extension of mineralization along strike north of the inferred silver resource, as well as infill drilling within the resource where information is less certain.”
“A third drill rig, to be mobilized before the end of September, will test previously undrilled geophysical anomalies at Ayawilca, as management believes the current discovery area may not be the only area containing zinc sulphides of interest. Some targets will remain untested, as not all prospective areas are currently drill permitted.”
“Exploration success, we believe, will be important not only for shareholders of Tinka, but will also create benefits for the local communities in this area of the central Peruvian Andes. Having recently visited the site, I believe the Tinka team is doing an outstanding job communicating and working with the local people for the future benefit of all stakeholders.”
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-lead-zinc belt of central Peru.
On behalf of the Board,
Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO
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