VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Dec. 10, 2009 (Marketwire) -- Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TMM) is pleased to announce that it has made the first gold pour at its 100%-owned, San Francisco gold mine, located in the northern Mexican State of Sonora. Gold Plant superintendent Medardo Miramontes and Assistant Mine Manager Lucio Romero, under the supervision of Mine Manager Alfredo Barraza poured a 46 kg dore bar which has been assayed by Timmins Gold with a content of 77.93% Au, 19.49% Ag, and 2.58% in other metals. The contained ounces were 1,152.70 ounces of gold and 288.28 ounces of silver. At spot prices of US$1,140 gold and US$17.50 silver, the dore bar has a value of US$1,319,122 (US$1,314,078 of gold and US$5,044 of silver).
For pictures of the gold pour please refer to the Timmins Gold website at www.timminsgold.com.
About Timmins Gold
Timmins Gold Corporation is strategically positioned for growth as a gold production and development Company. Focused solely in Mexico, Timmins Gold is currently ramping up to full commercial production at its wholly owned San Francisco Gold Mine in Sonora, Mexico.
The mine is a past-producing open pit heap leach operation from which Timmins Gold has projected production at a rate in excess of 80,000 ounces of gold per year at a life of mine cash cost of approximately $412 per ounce. (Micon International Preliminary Feasibility Study, March 2008)
To date all plant and equipment necessary for full production is in place including crushing, leaching and extraction facilities. Surface drilling in the vicinity of the deposit is ongoing with the objective of adding gold ounces to the inventory to expand current mine life.
For further information contact Timmins Gold Corp. at 604-682-4002 or go to the website at www.timminsgold.com.
On behalf of the Board:
Bruce Bragagnolo, LLB
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