NYSE MKT: TGD • $0.39     TSX: TMM • $0.52     Gold: 1284.56

2016

Timmins Gold reports production of 25,120 gold ounces for the first quarter of 2016


April 14, 2016


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, 2016. The Company achieved production of 25,120 gold ounces for the quarter.

Three Months Ended March 31, 2016

  Jan-Mar 2016 Jan-Mar 2015 % Change
Ore Processed (Dry t) 2,003,712 2,074,788 (3)
Average Grade Processed (g/t Au) 0.62 0.53 17
Low Grade Stockpiled (t) 3,966 112,206 (96)
Average Grade Stockpiled (g/t Au) 0.24 0.26 (8)
Waste Mined (t) 4,708,661 5,997,897 (21)
Total Mined (t) 6,707,981 8,084,228 (17)
Strip Ratio 2.36 2.87 (18)
Gold Produced (oz) 25,120 24,155 4
Silver Produced (oz) 14,671 15,309 (4)
Gold Sold (oz) 24,667 24,155 2
Silver Sold (oz) 14,671 15,309 (4)
Days 91 90 1
Average Ore Processed (t/d) 22,019 23,053 (5)
Average Total Mined (t/d) 73,714 89,825 (18)
Realized Gold Price $1,160 $1,221 (5)
 

Arturo Bonillas, President of the Company, stated, “Gold production this quarter was strong mainly due to higher grades and lower waste stripping.  Grades were 17% higher and strip was 18% lower than the same quarter last year.  We remain on track to achieve our objectives for 2016.” 

About Timmins Gold

The Company owns and operates the San Francisco open pit, heap leach gold mine in Sonora, which provides a base of operations, allowing the Company to develop two economically robust growth projects with manageable capital requirements, the Ana Paula and Caballo Blanco gold projects.

Contacts:

Timmins Gold Corp.
Mark Backens
Interim CEO and Director
604-638-8980
mark.backens@timminsgold.com
www.timminsgold.com

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