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Timmins Gold reports record profit from operations of $18.3 million for Q3 2012

November 8, 2012

Vancouver, BC - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM, NYSE.MKT: TGD) (the "Company") is pleased to report its third quarter of 2012 financial results for the period ended September 30, 2012. For comparative purposes, Q3 2011 below refers to the three months ended September 30, 2011. All results are presented in United States dollars ("US Dollars") unless otherwise stated. Readers should refer to the Q3 2012 management discussion and analysis and condensed interim consolidated financial statements for complete information.



In US dollars unless otherwise indicated Quarter Ended
September 30, 2012
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2011
Gold sold (oz) 25,153 16,917
Silver sold (oz) 13,857 8,640
Metal revenues $41,748,393 $28,248,994
Production costs, excluding depletion and depreciation $18,408,339 $10,155,428
Profit from operations $18,338,295 $10,333,849
Earnings $13,098,975 $3,596,399
Earnings per share, basic and diluted $0.09 $0.03
Cash flows from operations $14,506,525 $7,820,924
Total cash, end of period $28,276,536 $6,988,376
Total assets, end of period $199,736,515 $150,276,191
Total by-product cash costs per gold ounce $715 $580
Average realized gold price per ounce $1,660 $1,702


"Q3 was a strong quarter operationally as demonstrated by increased profit from operations" stated Mr. Bruce Bragagnolo, CEO of Timmins Gold Corp. The Company is realizing significant free cash flow and it continues to fund all of its operations, expansion and drilling from existing cash flows. The Company believes it is well positioned to continue realizing current gold prices, generating strong margins and increased cash flow from operations."

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 an open pit heap leach operation. Timmins Gold has forecast production at a rate in excess of 100,000 ounces of gold per year. (Micon International NI 43-101F1 Technical Report dated November, 2011).

Timmins Gold Corp.
Bruce Bragagnolo
CEO and Director

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