Tinka Drills 48 Metres Grading 11.3 % Zinc At South Ayawilca

June 8th, 2017
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STEP-OUT DRILLING EXTENDS MINERALIZATION STRIKE LENGTH BY 500 METRES

Vancouver, Canada – Tinka Resources Limited (“Tinka” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TK) (OTCPK: TKRFF) is pleased to announce results of five additional drill holes from its 100% owned Ayawilca zinc project in central Peru. All five holes are from the South Ayawilca area. Hole A17-063 has returned one of the best intersections of zinc mineralization at Ayawilca to date, 47.7 metres grading 11.3% zinc, also with high indium credits. Hole A17-063 lies 200 metres northeast of the South Ayawilca discovery hole A17-056, which intersected two high grade zinc sulphide zones including 17.9 metres at 11.6 % zinc and 51.9 metres at 10.1% zinc (see Table 1). Drill results reported so far in 2017 have defined high grade zinc mineralization at South Ayawilca over a northeast-southwest strike length of 370 metres, connecting the South Ayawilca discovery area to the Central Ayawilca zinc resource.

Key Highlights

Hole A17-059:

  • 0.8 metres at 37.5 % zinc, 0.5 % lead & 69 g/t silver from 50.3 metres depth (vein).

Hole A17-063:

  • 47.7 metres at 11.3 % zinc, 18 g/t silver & 313 g/t indium from 302.2 metres depth, including
    • 9.8 metres at 17.4 % zinc, 28 g/t silver & 587 g/t indium from 303.3 metres depth; and
    • 12.2 metres at 17.1 % zinc, 26 g/t silver & 495 g/t indium from 327.4 metres depth.

Hole A17-064:

  • 0.5 metres at 15.6 % zinc, 11 g/t silver & 304 g/t indium from 269.9 metres depth; and
  • 0.4 metres at 14.5 % zinc, 17 g/t silver & 39 g/t indium from 277.2 metres depth.

Hole A17-065:

  • 19.3 metres at 4.7 % zinc, 7 g/t silver & 93 g/t indium from 219.5 metres depth, including
    • 2.6 metres at 20.6 % zinc, 23 g/t silver & 529 g/t indium from 236.2 metres depth; and
  • 26.6 metres at 3.6 % zinc, 4 g/t silver & 46 g/t indium from 266.4 metres depth; and
  • 24.7 metres at 3.8% zinc, 5 g/t silver & 51 g/t indium from 307.3 metres depth.

Hole A17-066:

  • 3.5 metres at 7.4 % zinc, 24 g/t silver & 111 g/t indium from 330.9 metres depth, and
  • 5.0 metres at 11.3 % zinc & 37 g/t silver & 270 g/t indium from 345.0 metres depth;

Dr. Graham Carman, Tinka´s President and CEO, stated: “These latest drill results continue to show strong zinc mineralization in our step-out drill program at South Ayawilca. There now appears to be continuity of the zinc mineralization between South & Central Ayawilca, which could add an additional 500 metres of mineralization along strike extension to our existing resources. Massive to semi-massive sulphides occur throughout the mineralized sequence. We are finding that the zinc mineralization is zoned around iron sulphides (mostly pyrrhotite with lesser pyrite) which may also host tin mineralization (note: tin assays are pending). We have also encountered an important northeast-trending fault, and can confirm that post-mineral movement has displaced mineralization laterally which opens additional exploration opportunities.

The Company has now released results from eleven drill holes of an estimated total of 30 holes planned for 2017. Seventeen holes have been completed. There are currently two rigs drilling at South and Central Ayawilca focussing on resource expansion and connection of these areas (see drill map, Figure 1). A third drill rig is currently testing the possible extensions of West Ayawilca. A fourth rig has started at Zone 3, a new area located 700 hundred metres northeast of the existing zinc resource area (see Figure 2).

Zinc mineralization is associated with gently dipping, massive to semi-massive, sulphide replacements of carbonate and clastic sediments. Minor veins are also noted. True thicknesses of the zinc intersections are estimated to be at least 85% of the downhole thickness, except where otherwise noted in Table 1. All significant results of the 2017 program are summarized in Table 1 with the strongest intercepts in bold text.

Table 1. Summary of 2017 Drill Results

Drill hole

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Zn (%)

Pb (%)

Ag (g/t)

Indium (g/t)

Reported

A17-056 1

90.30

90.65

0.35

29.0

0.4

82

443

April 3 ‘17

and

113.00

113.40

0.40

31.2

0.0

85

759

April 3 ‘17

and

126.00

189.90

63.90

5.6

0.1

17

29

March 6 ‘17

including

127.50

145.40

17.90

11.6

0.2

36

20

March 6 ‘17

including

127.50

133.30

5.80

22.5

0.3

77

50

March 6 ‘17

and

199.20

204.70

5.50

5.8

0.1

6

38

April 3 ‘17

and

228.50

233.70

5.20

12.9

0.0

11

162

March 6 ‘17

and

242.00

293.90

51.90

10.1

0.1

624

233

April 3 ‘17

including

279.00

293.90

14.90

20.6

0.2

1524

441

April 3 ‘17

including

279.00

285.40

6.40

37.5

0.4

301

916

April 3 ‘17

A17-056A

286.50

296.00

9.50

9.3

0.3

19

88

May 3’17

and

309.00

313.10

4.10

18.6

0.1

27

224

May 3’17

including

310.50

313.10

2.60

27.3

0.1

38

336

May 3’17

A17-057

84.90

86.35

1.45

24.8

0.0

62

157

April 3 ‘17

and

143.70

144.50

0.80

40.4

0.1

138

261

April 3 ‘17

and

157.60

197.70

40.10

9.1

0.2

22

168

April 3 ‘17

including

168.20

177.80

9.60

16.8

0.1

22

299

April 3 ‘17

and

227.15

234.90

7.75

3.5

0.2

21

85

April 3 ‘17

and

264.00

279.30

15.30

20.0

2.5

102

263

April 3 ‘17

including

265.75

269.00

3.25

34.5

2.1

96

196

April 3 ‘17

including

272.50

277.70

5.20

32.5

1.3

69

639

April 3 ‘17

A17-058

103.50

107.70

4.205

20.2

4.2

3294

15

May 3’17

and

133.25

134.35

1.105

30.3

3.2

500

61

May 3’17

Hole did not reach target, lost at 301 metres depth in sandstone

A17-059

50.30

51.10

0.805

37.5

0.5

69

70

Here

and

58.00

60.00

2.00

6.3

0.0

12

30

Here

A17-060

262.40

264.40

2.00

14.8

0.0

35

1178

May 3’17

and

275.00

279.50

4.50

15.0

0.0

20

383

May 3’17

and

298.00

328.50

30.52

3.4

0.2

10

38

May 3’17

including

303.40

312.00

8.60

5.1

0.1

11

6

May 3’17

A17-061

122.70

150.50

27.80

4.4

0.1

18

24

May 3’17

including

145.70

147.50

1.805

27.2

0.0

32

157

May 3’17

and

184.00

202.60

18.603

10.4

0.5

52

59

May 3’17

including

196.20

198.80

2.60

23.6

2.4

192

19

May 3’17

including

201.90

202.60

0.70

28.7

3.6

202

41

May 3’17

and

220.00

233.40

13.40

18.7

0.9

57

463

May 3’17

including

224.10

230.00

7.90

29.3

0.8

71

719

May 3’17

and

265.00

266.80

1.80

37.0

0.2

85

808

May 3’17

A17-062

Hole was lost prior to target depth; some mineralization in hole with results awaited

A17-063

302.20

349.90

47.70

11.3

0.0

18

313

Here

including

303.30

313.10

9.80

17.4

0.0

28

587

Here

including

327.40

339.60

12.20

17.1

0.0

26

495

Here

A17-064

269.90

270.40

0.50

15.6

0.0

11

304

Here

and

277.20

277.60

0.40

14.5

0.0

17

39

Here

A17-065

119.00

119.75

0.75

36.6

0.1

88

157

Here

and

204.00

210.00

6.00

4.0

0.0

4

9

Here

and

219.50

238.80

19.30

4.7

0.0

7

93

Here

including

236.20

238.80

2.60

20.6

0.0

23

529

Here

and

266.40

293.00

26.60

3.6

0.0

4

46

Here

and

307.30

332.00

24.70

3.8

0.0

5

51

Here

and

340.00

346.00

6.00

2.6

0.1

7

16

Here

A17-066

185.20

185.50

0.30

37.8

0.0

40

1330

Here

and

330.90

334.40

3.50

7.4

0.1

24

111

Here

and

345.00

350.00

5.00

11.3

0.1

37

270

Here

1 hole lost at 293.9 metres; wedged and completed as A17-056A to 376 metres depth
2 includes 0.6 m with no core recovery from 315.2 to 315.8 m; this interval was given a zero grade
3 includes 3.1 m with no core recovery from 198.8 to 201.9 m; this interval was given a zero grade
4 includes a silver assay cut at 1000 g/t
5 high grade vein intercepts with variable true thicknesses
Note: Assays are calculated using a zinc only cut-off grade of 2% over 6 metres

Notes on sampling and assaying:

Drill holes are diamond HQ or NQ size core holes with recoveries generally above 80% and often close to 100%. The drill core is marked up, logged, and photographed on site. The cores are cut in half at the Company’s core storage facility, with half-cores stored as a future reference. Half-core is bagged on average over 1 to 2 metre composite intervals and sent to ALS laboratory in Lima, an ISO 9001:2000-registered laboratory, for assay in batches. Standards and blanks are inserted into each batch prior to departure from Tinka’s core storage facilities. At the laboratory samples are dried, crushed to 100% passing 2mm, then 500 grams pulverized for multi-element analysis by ICP (MS) using multi-acid digestion. Samples assaying over 1% zinc, lead, or copper are re-assayed using precise ore-grade AAS techniques.

Table 2. Summary of Drill Collar Information

Drill Hole

WGS84 East

WGS84 North

Total depth (m)

Elevation (m)

Azimuth

Dip

A17-056

333046

8845062

293.9

4202

300

-75

A17-056A

333046

8845062

376.4

4202

300

-75

A17-057

333046

8845062

477.0

4202

300

-55

A17-058

332557

8845657

301.0

4299

040

-82

A17-059

332840

8845192

248.9

4209

120

-85

A17-060

333174

8845005

358.4

4218

300

-70

A17-061

333058

8844996

326.9

4191

290

-67

A17-062

333175

8845004

309.0

4218

000

-90

A17-063

333241

8845118

416.6

4229

310

-70

A17-064

333062

8844993

369.1

4191

290

-50

A17-065

333174

8845090

366.3

4225

300

-75

A17-066

333345

8845193

371.6

4211

310

-70

Figure 1. Map of Ayawilca drill holes with existing zinc - tin resources (hatched)

Figure 2. Map of 2017 Ayawilca drill program on airborne RTP magnetics (red = magnetic sources)

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.

On behalf of the Board,

Graham Carman

Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO

Investor Information:
www.tinkaresources.com

Rob Bruggeman 1.416.884.3556
rbruggeman@tinkaresources.com
Company Contact:

Mariana Bermudez,1.604.699.0202
info@tinkaresources.com

About Tinka Resources Limited

Tinka is an exploration and development company with its flagship property being the 100%-owned Ayawilca carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) in the zinc-lead-silver belt of central Peru, 200 kilometres northeast of Lima. The Ayawilca Zinc Zone has an Inferred Mineral Resource of 18.8 Mt at 5.9 % zinc, 0.2 % lead, 15 g/t silver & 74 g/t indium, and a Tin Zone Inferred Mineral Resource of 5.4 Mt at 0.76 % tin, 0.31 % copper & 18 g/t silver. Both resources are open for expansion (May 25, 2016). The Silver Zone at Colquipucro, 2 km north of the Zinc Zone, has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 2.9 Mt at 112 g/t silver for 10.4 Moz silver and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 2.2 Mt at 105g/t silver for 7.5 Moz silver hosted by oxidized lenses between the surface and 80 metres depth (Feb. 26, 2015).

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