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2011

95,000 Hectare Claim Block Staked Between Timmins Gold's San Francisco Mine and Capital Gold's El Chanate Mine


February 23, 2011

Timmins Gold Corp (TMM: TSX-V) announces that it has staked an additional 95,000 hectares of claims along the highly prospective Sonora-Mojave Megashear structural province of northern Sonora, Mexico. The claims have been staked along a 65 km corridor between Timmins Gold's San Francisco gold mine and the El Chanate gold mine of Capital Gold Corp.

The claims were staked based on Timmins Gold's geological understanding of the Megashear which has been gained from geological, geochemical, and geophysical surveys along with experience gained from operational and exploration success at the producing San Francisco gold mine and surrounding areas.

Timmins Gold's semi contiguous claims which lie along the Sonora-Mojave Megashear now total approximately 165,000 hectares. For a map showing the Timmins Gold claims along the Megashear please go to the Timmins Gold website at www.timminsgold.com.

About Timmins Gold

Timmins Gold Corp is a gold production and development company. In April 2010, Timmins Gold commenced commercial production at its wholly owned San Francisco gold mine in Sonora, Mexico. Timmins Gold has projected production at a rate of approximately 100,000 ounces of gold per year at a life of mine cash cost of approximately $489 per ounce. (Micon International Preliminary Feasibility Study, November 2010).

This press release was reviewed and prepared by Lawrence A. Dick, Ph.D., P.Geo, a director of the Company, who is recognized as a Qualified Person under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101 and by Miguel Soto, P. Geo., a director and the COO of the Company. 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
Chief Executive Officer
604-638-8980
bruce@timminsgold.com

Neither 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.

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "should", "expects", "plans, "anticipates", believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggestions herein. Except as required by applicable law, Timmins Gold does not intend to update any forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results. While the description of the new claims is believed to be accurate, the exact size and location of the claims is subject to survey.