SOURCE: Tara Minerals Corp.

Tara Minerals Corp.

December 01, 2009 09:00 ET

Tara Minerals Subsidiary Adit Resources Commences Picacho Field Work

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Tara Minerals Corp. (OTCBB: TARM) (BERLIN: 6T3), a subsidiary of Tara Gold Resources Corp. (PINKSHEETS: TRGD) (FRANKFURT: T8N), is pleased to announce the start of field reconnaissance and surveying at Adit's Picacho project. Drill permits are expected to be submitted in December with drilling planned for February. Adit Resources Corp., a subsidiary of Tara Minerals Corp., has raised approximately US $1.1 million to date and has opened an office in Bacoachi.

Targets at Picacho consist of four multi-stage gold and silver bearing veins and breccias totaling over 8 1/2 kilometers. The 1 1/2 kilometer long Picacho Vein had past production (early 1900s) of high grade gold and more recently as smelter flux with 3-5 grams per tonne gold credits. Fourteen core holes were drilled during 2007. Highlights are summarized below.

                                  Interval   True Width   Gold     Silver
Hole #           From (m) To (m)     (m)        (m)       (gpt)     (gpt)
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-01                80.50   85.50       5.00       4.33     12.81      27.8
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-02               133.65  145.30      11.65       9.43      7.80      20.1
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-07                164.5  183.50      19.00      17.28      0.84       1.2
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-10               151.85  155.35       3.50       3.17      4.58      24.2
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-13               127.95  142.45      14.50      11.28     15.57      32.4
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
7-14               166.90  172.30       5.40       3.45      6.99      99.1
                 -------- ------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------
  Note: m=meters (3.28 feet) and gpt=grams per tonne (0.0292 ounces/ton).

Over 60% of the Picacho Vein, which averages 3-5 meters in width, remains untested by drilling or underground drifting and is open on both ends and at depth. Only limited surface work has been conducted on the other three veins.

Mr. Robert Wheatley, President of Adit Resources Corp., commented, "After a recent trip to Picacho, I am convinced more than ever that this is one of the most promising gold properties in México. I look forward to sharing our progress as we obtain exploration results, build a team of top-notch professionals, and build shareholder value."

The Picacho property is located on mining concessions totaling 7,060 hectares within the Northern Sierra Madre Gold Belt, 85 kilometers south of the U.S. border, in Sonora, México. The property is located 24 kilometers southwest of the community of Bacoachi which is located on a paved national highway and is served by high voltage power lines. A 1.2 kilometer dirt airstrip is also located nearby.

About Tara Minerals Corp.

Tara Minerals is focused on generating revenue from its Gold, Lead, Zinc, and Silver mine and mill on its Don Roman and Lourdes project, located in Choix, México. Tara Minerals Corp. is a US-based growth-orientated resource company engaged in the search, acquisition, exploration and development of high-quality non-precious & precious metals and minerals projects with potential for economic commercial value.

About Adit Resources Corp.

Adit Resources Corp. is a growth-oriented precious metals exploration and development company with an objective to become a significant precious metals producer by exploring, developing, and reinitiating production at the Picacho project in México and other North American exploration/advanced-stage projects.

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