AQM Copper Inc.
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AQM Copper Inc.

February 28, 2011 09:20 ET

AQM Copper Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Compliant Technical Report on the Zafranal Project, Southern Peru

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) - AQM Copper Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(BVLAC:AQM) ("AQM Copper" or the "Company") announces that it has filed an independent technical report with regulatory authorities, in support of the resource estimate announced on January 13th for the Zafranal Project, located in Arequipa, Southern Peru. AMEC Minproc Limited supervised the preparation of the Technical Report (the "AMEC Technical Report"). 

The full text of the AMEC Technical Report is available for viewing under AQM Copper's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and will be posted on the Company's website at www.aqmcopper.com.

Annick Manfrino (Engineer ENSG, MAIG), Consultant Resource Analyst to AMEC Minproc Limited is the Qualified Person (QP) responsible for the preparation of the resource estimate for the Zafranal Main Zone and is also responsible for the overall compilation of the AMEC Technical Report.

Greg Harbort (Ph.D. MAusIMM), Principal process engineer at AMEC Minproc Limited is the QP responsible for the process and metallurgical data presented in the AMEC Technical Report.

James McCrea (P. Geo.), independent consulting geologist, is the QP responsible for compiling a summary of the geology and exploration activities for the Zafranal Project.

The authors have consented to the filing of the AMEC Technical Report and to the disclosure by AQM Copper in its news releases with respect to the AMEC Technical Report.

AQM Copper Inc. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company that is advancing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in Southern Peru. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera AQM Copper Peru SAC, the Company is the operator of a 50/50 JV with Teck for the Zafranal Project (as announced in its press release on July 8, 2010). 

Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining Copper producers. Please refer to the Company's website for further information regarding the Company and its projects.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

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