Farallon Announces Commercial Production at G-9 Mine



    1,500 TONNES PER DAY DESIGN CAPACITY ACHIEVED IN MARCH

    VANCOUVER, April 6 /CNW/ - Farallon Resources Ltd. ("Farallon" or the
"Company") (TSX: FAN) announces that it has reached commercial production at
the G-9 Mine in Guerrero State, Mexico. The full design production capacity of
1,500 tonnes per day has been achieved on a sustained basis from March 5, 2009
and commercial production has been declared as of April 1, 2009.
    The G-9 Mine progressed through a successful commissioning phase in late
2008 and increased production during the months of January and February, 2009.
The mine is now operating at full design capacity of 1,500 tonnes per day. The
focus going forward is on improving operational efficiencies in both the mine
and mill, with particular emphasis on improving mill recoveries.
    Farallon will announce its first quarter production results in a news
release on Tuesday April 21, 2009. The Company will hold a conference call on
Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (8:00 AM Pacific Time) to
discuss the results. Further details on the call will be provided in the April
21 release.
    Dick Whittington said "The G-9 Mine has now been successfully brought
into full commercial production. In a time of market turmoil, it is a great
achievement by management and staff to be able to focus on the task at hand
and reach our goal. Our next step is to improve the efficiencies at the
operation, as it is critical that we perform on an optimal operational level
through the next few months. We are confident that the G-9 Mine can be
sustained though this difficult metal price environment, and enable the
Company to prosper when metal prices inevitably recover down the road."
    Farallon has advanced the G-9 polymetallic (zinc, copper, silver, gold,
lead) project at its Campo Morado Property in Mexico through a 'Parallel
Track' program in 2007 and 2008. Surface facilities were largely completed in
mid 2008, followed by mill commissioning and underground stope development
during the balance of 2008. The mine is now in commercial production of 1500
tpd. Vessel shipments of concentrates commenced in February 2009 and are now
expected to occur on a regular basis throughout the year.

    
    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington
    President & CEO

    No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information
    contained in this news release

    Forward Looking Information
    
    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements." All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve or
resource potential, continuity of mineralization, exploration drilling,
operational activities, production rates, costs to completion and events or
developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although
the Company believes that the expectations expressed in such forward looking
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ
materially from those in the forward looking statements and may require
achievement of a number of operational, technical, economic and legal
objectives. The likelihood of continued future mining at Campo Morado is
subject to a large number of risks, including obtaining lower than expected
grades and quantities of mineralization and resources, lower than expected
mill recovery rates and mining rates, changes in and the effect of government
policies with respect to mineral exploration and exploitation, the possibility
of local disputes including blockades of the company's property, the
possibility of adverse developments in the financial markets generally,
fluctuations in the prices of zinc, gold, silver, copper and lead, obtaining
additional mining and construction permits, preparation of all necessary
engineering for ongoing underground and processing facilities as well as
receipt of additional financing to fund mine construction, development and
operation, if needed. Such funding may not be available to the Company on
acceptable terms or on any terms at all. There is no known ore at Campo Morado
and there is no assurance that the mineralization at Campo Morado will ever be
classified as ore. For more information on the Company and the risk factors
inherent in its business, investors should review the Company's Annual
Information Form at www.sedar.com.





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