Timmins Gold Corp.

Timmins Gold Corp.

September 01, 2011 06:30 ET

Timmins Gold Intersects 36.58 Metres Grading 0.816 Grams Per Tonne Gold at La Chicharra Open Pit

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM) is pleased to announce results for drilling completed during the months of June and July, 2011 at the existing La Chicharra open pit located 2 kilometres west of the San Francisco open pit, in the state of Sonora, Mexico.

The most significant results were obtained along the projection of the La Chicharra mineral trend located 500 meters to the south of the San Francisco mine and 1,200 meters to the southeast of the La Chicharra pit along what appears to be a parallel mineral system to the San Francisco deposit.

Drilling at La Chicharra commenced in June and 16,204 meters of reverse circulation drilling were completed to the end of July. Drill results to date show similar grades and geological characteristics to initial results obtained from the San Francisco open pit in the late 1990's. Results to date indicate the mineralized zone at La Chicharra extends down dip from the existing pit to a depth of 200 metres beneath the north wall, and 300 meters parallel to the previously known gold mineralization. Ongoing drilling continues to the northwest of the La Chicharra prospect with the objective of testing mineralization along strike.

Highlights of selected holes from the drill program at La Chicharra are as follows:

Drill Hole Number Depth (m ) Drill Intersections
From (m ) To (m ) True Width (m ) Au g/t
TF-1501 152.40 32.00 39.62 7.62 1.350
TF-1505 161.54 47.24 60.96 13.72 0.560
TF-1511 179.83 70.10 83.82 13.72 1.680
TF-1512 155.45 62.48 68.58 6.10 1.090
67.06 68.58 1.52 2.932
TF-1515 185.93 68.58 85.39 16.81 0.480
94.49 124.97 30.48 0.770
TF-1517 185.93 48.77 51.82 3.05 0.410
80.77 123.44 42.67 0.460
146.30 156.97 10.67 1.331
TF-1520 185.93 0.00 1.52 1.52 0.507
59.44 71.63 12.19 1.240
109.73 141.73 32.00 0.790
TF-1539 234.7 12.19 15.24 3.05 0.788
99.06 126.49 27.43 0.781
106.68 111.25 4.57 1.498
120.40 123.44 3.05 1.475
131.06 134.11 3.05 0.961
TF-1541 222.5 185.93 214.88 28.96 0.909
TF-1545 222.5 64.01 118.87 54.86 0.529
TF-1547 222.5 3.05 12.19 9.14 1.139
102.11 120.40 18.29 0.932
TF-1554 158.5 115.82 117.35 1.52 1.015
TF-1560 185.93 82.30 134.11 51.82 0.528
TF-1561 210.31 0.00 1.52 1.52 1.110
32.00 44.20 12.19 0.949
TF-1562 207.26 115.82 184.40 68.58 0.567
153.92 170.69 16.76 1.279
TF-1564 207.26 112.78 149.35 36.58 0.816
TF-1570 204.22 47.24 51.82 4.57 1.086
47.24 50.29 3.05 1.380
82.30 131.06 48.77 0.469
TF-1574 204.22 67.06 80.77 13.72 0.995
152.40 163.07 10.67 1.287
152.40 160.02 7.62 1.726

For a map of the drill hole locations, please refer to the Company's website at www.timminsgold.com or under the heading http://www.timminsgold.com/i/maps/la-chicharra-plan-map-and-cross-sections.jpg.

The samples collected during the drilling were prepared by the Company and assayed by Inspectorate-Vancouver using fire assay and gravimetric finish. Strict sampling and QA-QC protocol were followed to ensure the best practices in sampling and analysis of the drill samples. Duplicates, standards and blanks were inserted into the sampling stream at intervals of 25 samples.

About Timmins Gold

Timmins Gold Corp. is a gold production and development company. In April 2010, Timmins Gold commenced commercial production at its wholly owned San Francisco gold mine in Sonora, Mexico. Timmins Gold has projected production at a rate of approximately 100,000 ounces of gold per year at a life of mine cash cost of approximately $489 per ounce. (Micon International Preliminary Feasibility Study, November 2010).

This press release was reviewed and prepared by Lawrence A. Dick, Ph.D., P.Geo, a director of the Company, who is recognized as a Qualified Person under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101 and by Miguel Soto, P. Geo., a director and the COO of the Company. For further information contact Timmins Gold Corp. at 604-682-4002 or go to the website at www.timminsgold.com.

On behalf of the Board:

Bruce Bragagnolo, LLB, Chief Executive Officer

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