VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- Tintina Resources Inc. ("Tintina" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TAU)(OTCQX: TINTF) is pleased to report that Montanans have shown solid support for Tintina's plans to construct a 5000-foot exploration decline on the Company's 100% owned Black Butte Copper Project, Montana, USA. In July 2013, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) granted preliminary permit approval for the exploration decline triggering a public comment period that ended on August 26. Positive comments from Montanans outweighed opposition by a 2-1 margin with very strong local support in White Sulphur Springs where the project is located as well as in the surrounding area including the community of Great Falls.
Of the approximately 800 comments received from Montana residents, more than 550 supported the Black Butte Project. The DEQ also received an additional 3,000+ comments from other states and from outside of the USA, most of which were generated through an internet based campaign by environmental organizations opposed to the project.
"We are thrilled that Montanans showed their strong support for responsible underground mining. Tintina's open and honest approach has been well received. The people who will be most affected understand that Tintina will engage in responsible, best management mining practices while protecting the watershed and the environment. These goals are compatible," commented Nancy Schlepp, Public Relations Director for Tintina.
Schlepp, a 4th generation resident of Meagher County where the Black Butte Copper Project is located, recently joined the Tintina team. She has vast experience in public relations with her most recent posts as President of the Montana Taxpayers Association since 2010 and as a Meagher County Commissioner for the last 4 years. Schlepp shared, "I'm proud to work for Tintina Resources Inc. in my home community on a project that will benefit our economy while simultaneously being committed to the environment, safety, and sustainability."
Jerry Zieg, VP of Exploration for Tintina added the following, "We appreciate that the DEQ's focus is now on evaluating the substantive comments received during the comment period, and Tintina plans on submitting responses to the more technical areas of the Draft Permit for DEQ review. We're very pleased with the active engagement by the public and with the diligence of the DEQ to help everyone through the process. I am confident questions raised during the public comment period can be adequately addressed, making the final document even stronger. We look forward to the completion of this process and the final approval of the construction of the exploration decline."
ABOUT TINTINA RESOURCES INC.
Tintina Resources Inc. is a growth company focused on the exploration and development of base metal properties in North America. The Company's experienced Board of Directors and Management Team is currently focused on advancing the Black Butte Copper Project, located in central Montana, towards a production decision.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gerald G. Booth, Interim CEO
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, including statements regarding final authorization from the DEQ to begin construction of an exploration decline for the Company's Black Butte Copper Project, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities legislation. 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 the Company is able to accept the required mitigating actions which are a condition to the granting of the final authorization and that the final authorization will be granted. However, the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and risks include, among others, the required mitigating actions being unacceptable to the Company and that the authorization is not granted. 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.
Tintina Resources Inc.
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