Tintina recovers high grade samples for metallurgical testwork at the Black Butte Copper Project, Montana, USA

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Tintina Resources Inc. ("Tintina" or the "Company") (TSX-V: TAU) (OTCQX: TINTF) is pleased to announce assay results for eleven  new drill holes from the 2014 drill program at the Company's flagship Black Butte Copper Project, located in central Montana, USA (see Table 1).  The drilling was designed to recover representative mineralized material for additional metallurgical testing to support the Company's ongoing pre-feasibility study.  Five drill holes recovered samples from the Johnny Lee deposit Lower Zone, and seven drill holes recovered samples from the Johnny Lee deposit Upper Zone.   

Highlights of the 2014 metallurgical drill program from the Johnny Lee Deposit:

Johnny Lee Lower Zone

  • Drill hole SC14-169 intersected 14.5 meters grading 7.2% Copper
  • Drill hole SC14-172 intersected 5.8 meters grading 9.2% Copper
  • Drill hole SC14-173 intersected 5.5 meters grading 9.5% Copper

Johnny Lee Upper Zone

  • Drill hole SC14-173 intersected 5.3 meters grading 4.6% Copper
  • Drill hole SC14-175 intersected 7.0 meters grading 4.9% Copper

The holes were located to achieve representative spacing for metallurgical samples across both Upper and Lower zones and the results are considered consistent with the internal variability expected in the resource model.

Geotechnical data was collected during the drill program for underground mine planning and geological understanding. Detailed geotechnical logging of hole SC14-171 in the Lower Zone interprets the thinner intercept to be a faulted offset with the full intercept expected down dip.

The samples obtained from this drilling program will provide sufficient material for testing designed to improve metallurgical recovery projections and to gain a better understanding of the role of by-product metals in a mining and processing operation at Black Butte.  The metallurgical sampling will provide data to support the Company's ongoing pre-feasibility study (see News Release dated January 28, 2015). 

Jerry Zieg, Vice President of Exploration said: "We are very pleased to continue to report thick, high grade copper intersections from the Black Butte Copper project.  The very high grades seen at the Johnny Lee Lower Zone are especially encouraging. This additional sampling will allow us to make significant progress toward optimizing our process design as we continue our efforts to create a mine that reflects the values of our community."

Table 1 – Drill Intersections from Johnny Lee Deposit

Johnny Lee Deposit – Lower Zone (JLD-LZ)

Drill Hole

Zone

From (m)

To (m)

Width (m)

Width (ft)

Cu %

Co %

Ag (g/t)

Au (g/t)

SC14-169

JLD-LZ

400.60

415.10

14.50

47.6

7.2

0.03

2.8

0.27

SC14-170

JLD-LZ

438.83

443.95

5.12

16.8

4.0

0.10

4.7

0.33

SC14-171

JLD-LZ

366.60

367.66

1.06

3.5

2.6

0.21

6.0

0.53

SC14-172

JLD-LZ

366.38

372.19

5.81

19.1

9.2

0.062

9.7

0.30

SC14-173

JLD-LZ

441.45

446.90

5.45

17.9

9.5

0.04

3.1

0.18

Johnny Lee Deposit – Upper Zone (JLD-UZ)

Drill Hole

Zone

From (m)

To (m)

Width (m)

Width (ft)

Cu %

Co %

Ag (g/t)

SC14-173

JLD-UZ

64.25

69.25

5.00

16.4

3.0

0.18

14.3

SC14-173

JLD-UZ

83.90

89.22

5.32

17.5

4.6

0.14

9.0

SC14-174

JLD-UZ

153.80

162.80

9.00

29.5

2.1

0.21

11.0

SC14-175

JLD-UZ

106.45

113.40

6.95

22.8

4.9

0.13

51.5

SC14-175

JLD-UZ

142.98

146.00

3.02

9.9

1.7

0.02

9.5

SC14-176

JLD-UZ

152.60

155.80

3.20

10.5

1.5

0.06

25.1

SC14-176

JLD-UZ

178.47

183.65

5.18

17.0

1.7

0.03

17.6

SC14-177

JLD-UZ

73.45

89.45

16.00

52.5

1.7

0.12

13.2

SC14-178

JLD-UZ

56.40

67.54

11.14

36.5

2.6

0.14

14.4

SC14-179

JLD-UZ 

140.58

146.20

5.62

18.4

1.1

0.08

19.8

Composite widths are drill length and do not necessarily represent true thickness. Composites are constrained using an external 1% Cu cutoff.


Table 2 – Drill Collar Information


Hole

WGS 84 E

WGS 84 N

Elevation (m)

bearing

Inclination

TD (m)


SC14-169

507178.3

5180854.4

1709.8

0

-90

470


SC14-170

507210.3

5180766.4

1710.4

0

-90

490.42


SC14-171

506910.9

5180824.2

1720.1

0

-74

432.21


SC14-172

506910.3

5180823.5

1720.0

340

-73

409.96


SC14-173

506644.3

5180927.7

1781.2

0

-90

470.92


SC14-174

506485.0

5181147.0

1802.3

96

-60

172.52


SC14-175

506477.2

5180750.4

1756.5

234

-62

176.17


SC14-176

506482.8

5180548.1

1758.1

177

-60

210.31


SC14-177

506708.2

5180668.4

1739.5

0

-60

105.92


SC14-178

506744.8

5180825.6

1750.0

262

-59

129.84


SC14-179

506499.9

5180597.6

1757.5

151

-71

176.78


QUALIFIED PERSONS

Jerry Zieg, Vice President of Exploration for the Company is a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, approved and verified the information of a scientific nature contained in this news release. Assays for this program have been completed by ALS Chemex including duplicates, standards, and blanks for QA/QC purposes. Individual core samples consisted of ¼ sawed splits from HQ3 sized core no more than 2 meters in core length.  Assay procedures included the following ALS Chemex routines: Au-AA23; ME-ICP61a; Cu-OG62; ME-OG62; Ba-XRF10; ME-XRF10; and OA-GRA06.

ABOUT TINTINA RESOURCES INC.

Tintina Resources Inc. is a growth company focused on the exploration, development, and mining of its 100% owned flagship property, the Black Butte Copper project in central Montana, USA. The Company is led by a highly experienced executive management team that has a successful track record of building shareholder value through exploration, corporate finance, and mine development.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosures in this release constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, including statements regarding the Company's plans for advancing the Black Butte Copper Project and expected outcomes. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including that results of exploration and development activities are consistent with management's expectations.  However, the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Tintina's operation as a mineral exploration and development company and the Black Butte Copper Project that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including the risks that results of exploration and development activities will not be consistent with management's expectations.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Tintina does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE Tintina Resources Inc.

For further information: Tintina Resources Inc., Mr. Bruce Hooper, President and Chief Executive Officer, (604) 628-1162, Email: info@tintinaresources.com

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