Tintina Resources Inc. ("Tintina" or the "Company") is pleased to give an update on the progress at its Black Butte Project and processes underway through the Mine Operating Permit (MOP) application.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has completed its initial Completeness and Compliant review of Tintina's application for a mine operating permit. As part of Montana's statutory process, the DEQ has responded with the first 'deficiency letter' outlining a number of matters to be corrected or clarified and where further data is required. This letter is available on the Black Butte project website www.blackbuttecopper.com under the transparency library.
Tintina is preparing a submission to provide all the requested information and will address any additional matters raised by the DEQ during this review. Once the DEQ finds the application "complete and compliant", the DEQ will select an independent third party to conduct a full Environmental Impact Study. An opportunity for public review and comment will be included in the study.
Bruce Hooper, CEO stated, "We continue to work diligently through the statutory processes with the DEQ. Our aim is to provide a thorough document, complete with all relevant information in support of our application. We appreciate the sensitive nature of working in this part of Montana and want to ensure all stakeholders that we intend to be held to the highest standards."
Bob Jacko, VP of Operations, closed by stating "The DEQ has done a comprehensive job going through the application in its entirety. We have specifically designed this project to protect the surrounding waterways and the environment. We welcome the opportunity to work with the DEQ to provide additional information in support of our application."
ABOUT BLACK BUTTE COPPER PROJECT
With a Measured and Indicated resource of 11.57 million tonnes with an average grade of 3.57%, the Black Butte Copper Project's Johnny Lee Deposit is one of the highest grade copper developments currently underway in the world. The Johnny Lee Deposit contains measured resources of 2.66 million tonnes with an average grade of 2.99% Cu for 175 Million lbs (79,534 tonnes) of copper and indicated resources of 8.91 million tonnes with an average grade of 3.74% Cu for 735 Million lbs (333,390 tonnes) of copper.
Readers are encouraged to review the Updated Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Black Butte Copper Project, Montana dated July 12, 2013 (the "PEA"), which is available on SEDAR, for additional information.