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11,319 Ounces of Gold Sold In Initial Quarter of Production

July 29, 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia. Timmins Gold is pleased to announce preliminary production statistics for its initial quarter of commercial production ended June 30, 2010 from its wholly owned San Francisco open pit gold mine located in northern Sonora, Mexico.

Commercial production commenced on April 1, 2010. A total of 11,319 ounces of gold were sold during the quarter with 5,068 ounces sold in June. Production is projected to increase until it stabilizes in excess of 9,000 ounces per month in December.


  Quarter ended June 30, 2010    
  Total Material Moved   Ktonnes 4,982
  Ore Mined and Crushed   Ktonnes 905

During the 3 month period average daily production from the mine averaged over 10,000 metric tonnes. In July an additional blast drill rig was delivered to the mine which has allowed production to increase to more than 12,000 metric tonnes of ore per day. A further 3 haulage trucks, 1 shovel and a further blast drill rig will arrive in September to further increase production to up to 14,000 metric tonnes of ore per day.

The strip ratio for the quarter averaged 4.5 to 1. The 2010 annual average strip ratio is projected at 4.0 to 1. The current life of mine strip ratio is currently projected at 3.0 to 1.

Average head grade for the quarter was 0.718 g/t 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 now 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
Tel: 604-638-8980

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