Tinka Resources Ltd. said Sept. 28 that it signed the access agreement with the third and final community that owns surface rights at its Ayawilca zinc project in Peru.
The four-year deal with the San Pedro de Pillao community follows the company's recent access agreements with the San Juan de Yanacocha and Huarautambo communities, which also own surface rights over the project.
San Pedro de Pillao's surface rights are immediately north and east of Ayawilca's inferred mineral resource. The community's surface rights area also covers the project's Colquipucro silver oxide resource area, where recent work has identified significant zinc-lead-silver exploration potential close to the inferred resource.
With the final deal, Tinka will be able to access all the highest priority targets for its next drill program, which is expected to start in a few weeks.