Gammon Gold Reports 8.9 Metres at 4.25 Grams per Tonne Gold, Including 2.1 Metres Grading 13.93 Grams per Tonne Gold at the Mezquite Project, Zacatecas, Mexico

By Gammon Gold Inc, PRNE
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TORONTO, January 12, 2011 - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM and NYSE:GRS): Gammon is pleased to
announce that its drilling program at the Mezquite Project in northeast
Zacatecas state, Mexico, has discovered significantly anomalous
mineralization. Portions of the mineralization are hosted by the Caracal
Formation, the same formation that hosts the deposit at Goldcorp's Camino
project, which is located 26 kilometres southwest of Mezquite with
measured and indicated resources of 3,445,000 gold ounces and 60,708,000
silver ounces.

    Mezquite Drilling Highlights

    Highlights of the 3,932 metre, 2010 drilling program (see Table 1)

    -  Hole BMXT-07, 8.9 metre grading 4.25 grams per tonne gold from 0.3
       metre depth
       -  Including 2.1 metres grading 13.93 grams per tonne gold from 4.0
          metres depth

       -  Hole BMXT-04 discovered silver-lead-zinc mineralization associated
          with veining in a quartz diorite intrusive. From 319.0 metres there
          are 4.7 metres grading 62 grams per tonne silver, 2.3% lead and
          2.6% zinc

"We are very encouraged by the mineralization discovered in hole BMXT-07,
as it exceeded our expectations by discovering high-grade mineralization
essentially on-surface and which appears to be disseminated in character."
stated Peter Drobeck, Senior Vice President of Exploration and Business
Development. He continued, "Another highlight of the exploration program was
the good grade silver/base metal mineralization just within the contact of
the quartz diorite in hole BMXT-04."

The drilling also discovered extensively anomalous, but low-grade
gold-zinc mineralization in a breccia pipe on the east side of a quartz
diorite intrusive.

Based on these results, the Company is planning a follow-up soil
geochemical survey prior to launching a follow-up drilling program scheduled
for the first half of 2011.

    Table 1: Mezquite Project Drilling Results

      Hole      From     To     Length   Gold   Silver    Pb%     Zn%
                 (m)     (m)     (m)     (g/t)   (g/t)
    BMXT-001     71.7    76.2     4.6    0.35     0.3     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-001    108.8   109.8     1.1    2.53     1.3     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-001    122.9   126.0     3.1    0.36     0.3     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-001    163.6   165.6     2.0    0.76     0.3     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-002     nsv     nsv      nsv     nsv     nsv     nsv     nsv
    BMXT-003    147.9   166.7    18.8    0.23     1.0     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-003    196.7   201.3     4.6    0.38     1.0     0.0     0.2
    BMXT-003    214.5   223.7     9.2    0.27     5.5     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-004    221.8   228.8     7.0    0.12     9.8     0.1     0.2
    BMXT-004    305.0   306.0     1.0    0.04    43.0     1.4     1.3
    BMXT-004    319.0   323.6     4.7    0.04    61.9     2.3     2.6
    BMXT-004    332.2   332.6     0.4    0.06   138.0     4.9     5.2
    BMXT-005    262.5   264.5     2.0    0.03    22.6     0.2     0.1
    BMXT-005    283.5   302.0    18.5    0.24     1.8     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-006    200.3   204.4     4.1    0.24     0.4     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-006    306.9   312.6     5.8    0.31     0.5     0.0     0.2
    BMXT-007      0.3     9.2     8.9    4.25     3.5     0.0     0.0
    Including     4.0     6.1     2.1   13.93     5.1     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-007     93.0    94.6     1.6   12.67    17.2     0.1     0.1
    BMXT-008     64.0    70.0     6.0    0.29     0.4     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-008    108.5   140.9    32.4    0.34     0.6     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-008    327.0   356.0    29.0    0.24     0.8     0.0     0.0
    BMXT-009    347.4   362.0    14.6    1.37     3.3     0.0     0.1
    BMXT-009    377.0   381.5     4.5    0.66     2.8     0.0     0.0

Note: The Mezquite information has been reviewed by Qualified Person, Mr.
Peter Drobeck. All sample analyses for Mezquite drilling were performed by
Chemex Laboratories, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, using standard
fire assay procedures with AA finish. The high-grade samples in holes BMXT-07
on this table were assayed twice by Chemex, and checked by SGS Laboratories,
based in Mississauga, Ontario, using standard fire assay procedures and with
ICP finish, and the assays in this hole represent the average of three
assays. The Company has an established program of inserting certified control
samples and blanks in compliance with best practices, and this program was
used at Mezquite per Company policies. Sample lengths are not necessarily
true widths.

Click here to view Figure 1, the Mezquite Project Drill Plan:

About Gammon Gold

Gammon Gold Inc. is a mid-tier gold and silver producer with properties
in Mexico. Gammon's flagship Ocampo Property in Chihuahua State achieved
commercial production in January 2007. Gammon also owns the suspended El Cubo
mine in Guanajuato State and has the promising Guadalupe y Calvo development
property in Chihuahua State. In 2010 Gammon completed option purchase
agreements to acquire the Mezquite Project in Zacatecas State, Mexico, the
Venus project located north of the Ocampo mine, and the Los Jarros Project in
Chihuahua State. Since 2008, the Company has increased its Mexican land
position by over 59% and has made strategic investments in Golden Queen
Mining Co. Ltd. and Corex Gold Corporation. The Company's Executive Office is
located in Toronto, Ontario.

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For further information: For further information: please visit the Gammon
gold website at or contact Peter Drobeck, Sr. VP
Exploration & Business Development, Gammon Gold Inc., +1-416-646-3825; Anne
, Director of Investor Relations, Gammon Gold Inc., +1-902-468-0614

For further information: For further information: please visit the Gammon gold website at or contact Peter Drobeck, Sr. VP Exploration & Business Development, Gammon Gold Inc., +1-416-646-3825; Anne Day, Director of Investor Relations, Gammon Gold Inc., +1-902-468-0614

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