SOURCE: Tara Gold Resources Corp.

December 30, 2008 09:19 ET

Tara Gold Finalizes La Currita Agreement and Receives First Option Payment

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 30, 2008) - Tara Gold Resources Corp. (PINKSHEETS: TRGD) (FRANKFURT: T8N) is pleased to announce that it has finalized the option agreement with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation that will allow Coeur to earn a 100% interest in the La Currita property adjacent to Coeur's Palmarejo silver and gold project now in construction in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Under terms of the agreement with Tara Gold, Coeur has made an initial payment of US $250,000 to Tara Gold and will make additional subsequent payments, over the next two years, totaling US $2.75 million to gain 100% interest in the La Currita property. Tara will retain a sliding scale Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty based on the market price of silver.

The La Currita property borders the southeast end of Coeur's Guadalupe deposit in the south end of the Palmarejo District, where exploration drilling has been expanding and defining additional mineral resource. A mineralized structure is exposed on surface, at La Currita, for about 1 kilometer, with surface samples returning up to 0.146 ounces per ton gold (5 g/t) and 17.5 ounces per ton silver (600 g/t).

Mr. Francis Biscan Jr., President of Tara Gold Resources, stated, "Coeur d'Alene was the optimal company to recognize and develop the potential of La Currita. For Tara Gold shareholders, La Currita has the potential to provide a regular revenue stream for many years, through the NSR royalty arrangement with Coeur."

About Tara Gold Resources Corp.

The principal business of Tara Gold Resources Corp. is the acquisition, exploration and development of high-quality precious metals projects with potential for economic commercial value. Tara provides investors growth exposure with a diversified exploration portfolio, multiple multi-million ounce targets and several near term production scenarios. Tara Gold is currently focused on generating revenue from the Don Ramon and Lourdes project owned 100% by the subsidiary Tara Minerals Corp. Tara Gold is also positioned to benefit from production start-up at Lluvia de Oro, the NSR royalty with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation on La Currita, the material exploration and production potential of Picacho, and from the future advancement of La Millonaria, Las Minitas and the Curcurpe projects in Mexico. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at:

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