Timmins Gold reports production of 100,322 gold ounces for 2016, surpassing upwardly revised guidance

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Hermosillo, Mexico - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM, NYSE MKT:TGD) (“Timmins” or the “Company”) is pleased to report preliminary production results for the Company’s fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. The Company achieved production of 25,287 gold ounces for the quarter and 100,322 gold ounces for the year.
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016:

Category

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Change (%)

Ore Processed (Dry t)

1,917,965

1,921,060

(0.2)

Average Grade Processed (g/t Au)

0.482

0.458

5.2

Low Grade Stockpiled (t)

-

968

(100)

Average Grade Stockpiled (g/t Au)

-

0.328

(100)

Waste Mined (t)

2,733,669

6,857,052

(60.1)

Total Mined (t)

4,598,076

8,569,919

(46.3)

Strip Ratio

1.47

4.00

(63.3)

Gold Produced (ounce)

25,287

22,943

10.2

Silver Produced (ounce)

12,994

13,158

(1.2)

Gold Sold (ounce)

26,012

22,786

14.2

Silver Sold (ounce)

12,994

13,158

(1.2)

Days

92

92

-

Average Ore Processed (t/d)

20,847

20,881

(0.2)

Average Total Mined (t/d)

49,979

93,151

(46.3)

Realized Gold Price ($/ounce)

1,223

1,111

10.1

Year Ended December 31, 2016:


Category

Fiscal 2016

Fiscal 2015

Change (%)

Ore Processed (Dry t)

7,652,642

8,448,731

(9.4)

Average Grade Processed (g/t Au)

0.579

0.508

14.0

Low Grade Stockpiled (t)

3,966

176,650

(97.8)

Average Grade Stockpiled (g/t Au)

0.244

0.278

(12.2)

Waste Mined (t)

14,896,386

27,007,221

(44.8)

Total Mined (t)

22,353,870

34,887,513

(35.9)

Strip Ratio

2.00

3.43

(41.7)

Gold Produced (ounce)

100,322

93,353

7.5

Silver Produced (ounce)

56,326

52,047

8.2

Gold Sold (ounce)

100,480

93,196

7.8

Silver Sold (ounce)

56,417

52,047

8.4

Days

366

365

0.3

Average Ore Processed (t/d)

20,909

23,147

(9.7)

Average Total Mined (t/d)

61,076

95,582

(36.1)

Realized Gold Price ($/ounce)

1,237

1,172

5.5

“We are very pleased with our operating performance in the fourth quarter and for the year 2016,” stated Arturo Bonillas, President of the Company. “Gold ounces produced in the fourth quarter were  25,287, bringing the total to over 100,000 ounces for the year and putting us through the upper end of our guidance which had been revised higher during the year. We would like to acknowledge our dedicated team at the San Francisco Mine for their commitment and efforts during what began as a challenging year.”
San Francisco
Mining operations at the San Francisco Mine continues to proceed as per the Company’s mine plan.  Guidance for 2017 is between 70,000 and 75,000 gold ounces at cash costs of US$900 to US$950 per gold ounce (which includes all waste strip costs).  The production profile for the year will be affected by an increase in waste stripping required mid-year. We expect first quarter production of approximately 20,000 ounces, trending to approximately 15,000 ounces in the third quarter then returning to the 20,000 ounce range for the fourth quarter.
As stated in the recently updated San Francisco technical report, mining operations at San Francisco are expected to continue to 2023 producing 450,000 to 500,000 ounces of gold at cash costs of US$900 to US$950 per ounce (inclusive of 2016).
Ana Paula
Pre-construction activities at Ana Paula are proceeding according to plan. The feasibility study testwork is advancing as planned and the 20,000-meter drill program (infill, geotechnical and condemnation) is nearing completion. The Company anticipates completing the feasibility study by mid-2017, with construction permits received by the end of the year.
Additionally and pursuant to the Company’s short form prospectus dated November 28, 2016, 36,400,000 units were issued at a price of C$ 0.55 per unit.  Total net proceeds to the company amounted to $13.8 million.

About Timmins Gold
Timmins Gold is a Canadian gold mining company engaged in exploration, development and production exclusively in Mexico.  Its principal assets include the producing San Francisco mine in Sonora, Mexico and the development stage Ana Paula project in Guerrero, Mexico. The Company also has a portfolio of other exploration properties, all of which are located in Mexico.
Contacts:
Timmins Gold Corp.
Mark Backens
Interim CEO and Director
604-682-4002
mark.backens@timminsgold.com
www.timminsgold.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

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While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggestions herein.  Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not intend to update any forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.


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