Vancouver, British Columbia - Timmins Gold is pleased to announce preliminary production statistics for its second quarter of commercial production ended September 30, 2010 from its wholly owned San Francisco open pit gold mine located in northern Sonora, Mexico.
A total of 15,680 ounces of gold was sold during the quarter ended September 30 which is a 40% increase over the previous quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO MINE
|Quarter ended September 30, 2010|
|Total Material Moved||Ktonnes||4,734|
|Ore Mined and Crushed||Ktonnes||1,091|
During the 3 month period average daily production from the mine averaged 11,986 metric tonnes, an increase of 19% over the previous quarter.
The strip ratio for the quarter averaged 3.34 to 1. The current life of mine strip ratio is projected at 3.0 to 1.
Average head grade for the quarter was 0.817g/t gold which is in line with expectations.
Metallurgical recoveries are on target to achieve a rate of over 70%.
There were no accidents which resulted in lost time during the quarter.
About Timmins Gold
Focused solely in Mexico, Timmins Gold Corp is in commercial gold production at its wholly owned San Francisco gold mine in Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a past-producing open pit heap leach operation. Timmins Gold has forecast production at a rate in excess of 80,000 ounces of gold per year at a life of mine cash cost of approximately $410 per ounce. (Micon International Preliminary Feasibility Study, March 2008)
Bruce Bragagnolo, LLB
Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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