Tinka Resumes Drilling at Colquipucro and Ayawilca Projects, Peru

January 10th, 2013
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Vancouver, Canada - Tinka Resources Limited (the “Company”), (TSXV:TK) (Frankfurt:TLD) (OTCPK:TKRFF), announces that the Company has resumed drilling at both the Colquipucro and Ayawilca projects, west-central Peru.

At Colquipucro, the Company has the necessary permits in place to conduct a third phase drilling program. In-fill drilling will be done along the existing drill sections and along intervening sections spaced 50 metres apart. The objective of the phase 3 drill program is to upgrade the NI43-101 compliant silver resource, and core from the program will used for further metallurgical studies.

At Ayawilca, drilling will continue to test a series of large 3-D inversion, induced polarization (IP) anomalies that span a distance of 1,200 metres east-west; the anomalies remain open to the east. The Company has filed an amendment to the existing drill permit for a further 84 drill platforms covering the anomalies identified by geophysics so far.

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 at (604) 699 0202 or 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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