Equinox Copper Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EQX

April 15, 2013 08:30 ET

Equinox Copper to Conduct Underground Survey and to Begin Phase II Drilling at Binghampton/Copper Queen

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) - Equinox Copper Corp. ("Equinox") (TSX VENTURE:EQX) is pleased to announce that it has retained Atwell, LLC to conduct an underground survey of the accessible historical workings at the Binghampton/Copper Queen property located near Mayer, Arizona.

The underground survey will enable Equinox to reference the mineralized zones, underground workings, surface drilling and surface exposures to the same coordinate system at the Binghampton and Copper Queen mines. This information will be important as Equinox continues its work towards locating and defining copper mineralization at the Binghampton/Copper Queen property. The survey will greatly enhance the precision of drill hole placement for Equinox's Phase II drill program. The survey is scheduled to commence on April 22, 2013.

The Phase II drill program is designed to further delineate the oxide potential of Copper Queen and will include Equinox's first drilling at Binghampton.

Atwell is a national construction and civil engineering company with a local office in Mesa, Arizona. Atwell has expertise in land surveying at mining sites, and has provided numerous surveying and engineering service to mining projects of all sizes in Arizona, including some of the largest copper mines in the region.

Equinox Copper CEO Corey Dias, commented, "We are pleased to have retained Atwell to conduct the underground survey at Binghampton/Copper Queen. This is a significant step in moving exploration forward at the project, following the success of our Phase I drill program."

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Equinox continues to ship copper oxides to the Enami processing facility in Copiapo, Chile from its Aura copper project. The Company has commenced opening a second area to allow it to source copper oxides from multiple locations on the claims.

About Equinox Copper Corp.

Equinox Copper Corp. is a publicly traded corporation listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:EQX) and is engaged in mineral exploration and development in the United States and Chile. The major focus is on copper exploration properties in the Southwest United States where management has extensive experience and a proven track record of discovery. To find out more about Equinox visit its website at www.EquinoxCopper.com.

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., on the Advisory Board of Equinox, is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Roy Fuller, Director

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: statements with respect to the effect and estimated timeline of the drilling and assay results on the Company; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of exploration; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting ; government regulation of mining operations; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; and title disputes or claims. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes 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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: unsuccessful exploration results; changes in metals prices; changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration; unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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