Timmins Gold Corp.

Timmins Gold Corp.

August 07, 2008 08:30 ET

Timmins Gold Corp. Receives Full Permitting for Its San Francisco Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - Timmins Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMM) announces that its subsidiary Timmins Goldcorp Mexico has received all the local, state, and federal permits required to initiate production in its 100% owned San Francisco gold mine. These permits include the Environmental Impact Statement from the Environmental Protection Authorities (SERMANAT), the Change of Land Use permit, and the permit for the use of industrial explosives issued by the State of Sonora and Mexican Military authorities.

The Environmental Impact Statement and the Change of Land Use approval come after an extensive environmental study of the land on which the mine is located, as well as the surrounding community, and were the final requirements necessary to initiate operations.

The San Francisco gold mine is located along the main Pan American highway approximately 150 km north of Hermosillo, in the Northern Mexican State of Sonora. It is a past producing open pit heap leach operation with a gold plant with a capacity in excess of 80,000 ounces of gold per year. The mine is the subject of a pre-feasibility study dated March 31, 2008 prepared by Micon International Limited which supports the economic viability of the mine.

Thanks to the full cooperation and close working relationship with the local, state, and federal authorities, Timmins Goldcorp Mexico has been cleared to implement its development and construction activities and plans to achieve production during the first quarter of 2009.

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