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Drill Program Completed On Tequila Project

July 8, 2008

Timmins Gold Corp. ("Timmins Gold") announces that the first phase drill program was completed on June 14, 2008 on its Tequila Project, located approximately 30 kilometres north of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico (70 kilometres north of Guadalajara).

Timmins Gold drilled a total of 3,829 meters in 18 holes. A total of 1,225 meters in 7 drill holes were drilled north of the Santiago River and 2,604 meters in 11 drill holes were drilled south of the Santiago River using a second drill rig. All core has been processed and shipped to the assay lab and assays are expected shortly.

Pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Darcy Krohman, P.Geo., C.A,. Senior Vice-President and CFO of Timmins Gold Corp. is the Qualified Person (QP) responsible for the disclosure in this news release. Field work has been conducted by Timmins Gold Corp. employees and contractors.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


Per: "Bruce Bragagnolo"

CEO and Director

For further information, contact

Bruce Bragagnolo, LLB.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8980

For Investor Relations, contact:

Alex Tsakumis, B.A.
Corporate Development
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8976

Leighton Bocking
Corporate Development
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8977

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