SOURCE: Tara Gold Resources Corp.

August 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Tara Minerals Corp. Starts Mining Operations at Don Ramon

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Tara Minerals Corp. (OTCBB: TARM), a subsidiary of Tara Gold Resources Corp. (PINKSHEETS: TRGD) (FRANKFURT: T8N), is pleased to announce that it has commenced mining operations at its 100% owned zinc/lead/silver project, the Don Ramon and Lourdes property, in Sinaloa State, Mexico.

The Don Ramon prospect is 331 hectares in size and is located 20 km ENE of Choix, Sinaloa State, Mexico, in the southern part of the La Reforma Mining District. Material is being blasted and batched for shipment to the production plant. Contract and staff hiring and training has commenced at the plant designed to produce at the rate of 300 tons per day. Markets for the sale of concentrate have also been identified.

Tara Minerals will continue to provide updates on production and development activities going forward. For additional information, including pictures of plant progress, please visit the website at

About Tara Minerals Corp.

The principal business of Tara Minerals is the acquisition, exploration and development of high-quality non-precious metals and mineral projects with potential for economic commercial value. Tara Minerals is currently focused on acquiring and developing properties in the natural resource belt of the Sierra Madre Occidental and other prolific areas in the states of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Sinaloa, Mexico. Tara Minerals has a strong pipeline of prospective properties and is assessing additional acquisitions. Tara Minerals is currently focused on bringing its 100% owned Don Ramon and Lourdes property, a high grade, Zinc, Lead and Silver project, into production by the third quarter of 2008.

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