|Tinka Resources Ltd. - TK.v is advancing the Colquipucro and Ayawilca projects located 40 km northwest of Cerro de Pasco in Central Peru.|
Ayawilca is a large zinc sulphide project while Colquipucro is a silver oxide deposit.
TINKA DISCOVERS NEW HIGH GRADE ZINC ZONE AT AYAWILCA - 17.9 m of 11.6% Zn
Tinka Resources Ltd. has released partial results from drill hole A17-56, the first hole of the 10,000-metre 2017 drill program at Ayawilca, Peru. Drill hole A17-56 is located approximately 400 metres south of the existing zinc zone inferred mineral resource, and over 250 metres from any previous drill hole at Ayawilca. Mineralization in the hole is associated with massive to semi-massive sulphide replacements of carbonate and clastic sediments which also host the known mineralization elsewhere. These results report down to a depth of 238 metres only; hole A17-56 will continue to the base of the favourable limestone unit, with further high-grade zinc intersections expected. Tinka is mobilizing a second drill rig to site immediately.
Key highlights from drill hole A17-56 (results to 238 metres in depth only):
62.4 metres grading 5.6 per cent zinc from 127.5 m depth, including:
17.9 metres at 11.6 per cent zinc from 127.5 m depth, including:
5.8 metres at 22.5 per cent zinc from 127.5 m depth.
5.2 metres at 12.9 per cent zinc from 228.5 m depth;
All mineralized intercepts are sulphides.