Tinka Drills 56 m of 80 g/t Silver and 8 m of 167.9 g/t Silver at Northern Extension of Zone 1, Colquipucro Project, Peru

March 19th, 2012
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Vancouver, Canada - Tinka Resources Limited (the “Company”), (TSXV - TK; Frankfurt - TLD; Pinksheets -TKRFF), announces the results from hole CDD22 testing the northern extension of Zone 1 on the Company’s wholly-owned Colquipucro silver-zinc property, west-central Peru. The hole was drilled along the westernmost line of the known resource.

Mr Carter said: “We continue to be extremely pleased with the results from the drilling at the northern extension. Hole CDD22 is the second hole on the westernmost line, and along with CDD21 (see press release dated March 13, 2012 and attached cross section 332600E) substantially increases the area of mineralization to the north of the existing resource. Drilling is continuing at Zone 1, testing the northern extension, and results will be released as they become available.”

Hole CDD22 intercepted oxidized, banded, “zebra-stripe” sandstone and progressed into the underlying sedimentary breccia, greywacke, siltstone and fluidized sulphide unit. The hole would have intercepted the high grade veins/faults/gossan zones within the sandstone at a shallow angle to the dip of the hole, while the intervening fracture-controlled mineralization in the sandstone was intercepted at about 30 to 40 degrees to the inclination of the drill hole, on average. The orientation of the mineralization within the underlying sedimentary breccia is not clear, however, narrow zones of intense oxidation suggest that the mineralized structures in the overlying sandstone may penetrate the underlying unit.

Significant mineralized intervals, using a 15 g/t Ag cut-off, are shown below:

Hole #

Easting (m)

Northing (m)

Elevation (m)

Azimuth (deg)

Dip (deg)

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Ag (g/t)

CDD22

332593

8847975

4369

360

-60

12

68

56

80.1

70

80

10

57.4

82

86

4

80.6

89.6

98

8.4

167.9

All diamond drilling has been performed using HQ and NQ diameter drill rods. All core has been logged and split on site under the supervision of Tinka geologists with sampling done on two metre intervals. All the samples have been transported by Company staff to SGS Laboratories in Lima, Peru for ICP analyses using multi-acid digestion. Analytical standards and blanks were routinely introduced in the sample suites sent to the laboratory, and samples that exceeded their respective threshold levels for Ag, Zn and Pb were re-assayed by specific atomic absorption techniques.

The Company’s Qualified Person, John Nebocat (P.Eng.) has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter, President & CEO

Company Contact:
Mariana Bermudez
Tel: 1.604.699.0202
Email: mbermudez@chasemgt.com
website: www.tinkaresources.com

Investor Information Contact:
Bay Street Connect
Michael D’Amico
Tel: 1.647.500.6023
Email: michael@baystreetconnect.com

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