Investors had to wait longer than expected for a big hit, but this week Tinka Resources (TK.V, TKRFF.US) proved that looking for substantially more mineralization first instead of preparing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) is a viable strategy. The latest hole returned an amazing intercept of 10.4m grading 44.0% Zn at West Ayawilca, and what is particularly interesting is that management seems to be verifying their new theory on Ayawilca structural controls of geology with this result.
Tinka Resources (TK.V, TKRFF.US) came a long way doing their financings without the Canadian brokerages, supported by Sentient and IFC, but finally it was time to let them in as the upcoming/ongoing drill programs, resource estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment demanded a substantial treasury, preferably raised well before it will be needed.
Slowly but surely and piece by piece, Tinka Resources (TK.V, TKRFF.US) is unraveling the complex puzzle which is the Ayawilca mineralization. As they hit more mineralization at Zone 3, for example best intercept 5m @20%Zn in hole A18-111, and polymetallic mineralization in adjacent hole A18-109, drilled from the same rig location, management seems more and more convinced that the source of all mineralization might be located below or east of Zone 3.