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2015

Timmins Gold reports production of 24,374 AuEq ounces for the first quarter of 2015


April 14, 2015


Hermosillo, Mexico - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM, NYSE MKT:TGD) is pleased to report preliminary production results for the Company’s first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The Company achieved production of 24,374 gold equivalent ounces for the quarter.

Category Jan-Mar 2015 Jan-Mar 2014 % Change
Ore Processed (Dry t) 2,074,788 2,122,650 -2.3%
Average Grade Processed (g/t Au) 0.53 0.76 -30.0%
Low Grade Stockpiled (t) 112,206 288,021 -61.0%
Average Grade Stockpiled (g/t Au) 0.26 0.26 0%
Waste Mined (t) 5,997,897 5,520,468 8.6%
Total Mined (t) 8,084,228 7,894,070 2.4%
Strip Ratio 2.87 2.33 23.2%
Gold Produced (oz) 24,155 35,413 -31.8%
Silver Produced (oz) 15,309 26,648 -42.6%
Gold Sold (oz) 24,155 36,763 -34.3%
Silver Sold (oz) 15,309 26,648 -42.6%
Days 90 90 0%
Average Ore Processed (t/d) 23,053 23,585 -2.3%
Average Total Mined (t/d) 89,825 87,712 2.4%
Realized Gold Price $1,221 $1,297 -5.9%

*Using a gold to silver ratio of 70 to 1.

Arturo Bonillas, President of the Company, stated “Production this quarter was lower than expected due to slightly lower grades than anticipated. Grades are projected to trend upwards through the year as part of the mine schedule.” 

About Timmins Gold

Timmins Gold has a proven track record of delivering growth and value creation for its investors and is poised to become an emerging intermediate, Mexican-focused gold producer with a portfolio of high-quality production and development assets all based in Mexico. The Company owns and operates the San Francisco open pit, heap leach gold mine in Sonora (“San Francisco”) which provides a solid base of operations, allowing the Company to develop two economically robust development projects with manageable capital requirements, the recently acquired Caballo Blanco gold project (“Caballo Blanco”) as well as the Ana Paula gold project (“Ana Paula”) which the Company is in the process of acquiring from Newstrike Capital.

 

Contacts:

Timmins Gold Corp.
Bruce Bragagnolo
CEO and Director
604-638-8980
bruce@timminsgold.com
www.timminsgold.com

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