Equinox Exploration Corp.

Equinox Exploration Corp.

March 14, 2012 12:36 ET

Equinox Exploration Has Initiated Preliminary Sampling and Mapping Work on Its North Star Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - Equinox Exploration Corp. ("Equinox") (TSX VENTURE:EQX) is pleased to announce that it has initiated preliminary mapping and sampling on its North Star copper project located in Arizona.

Historical drilling intersected copper mineralization with grades ranging from 0.15-0.29% Cu in excess of 100 feet in several holes providing a good foundation for further exploration. The mapping and sampling program will proceed as recommended in the North Star Project National Instrument 43-101 technical report, in preparation for the upcoming drill program.

In addition, Equinox is pleased to announce that it has retained Hasbrouck Geophysics Inc. to conduct a geophysical survey on the North Star Project. Hasbrouck Geophysics has collected the data and is now in the process of preparing its final report, which will include Gravity as well as CSAMT/MT studies. The report is expected to be completed shortly and delivered next month.

James C. Hasbrouck of Hasbrouck Geophysics, Inc. has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of exploration geophysics including, field operations, data reduction, processing, display, interpretation and research and development. Mr. Hasbrouck also has extensive knowledge and experience in all major surface, airborne, and borehole geophysical methods.

Equinox Exploration Director Roy Fuller, commented, "The work that has been initiated is significant, as these steps are beneficial in laying the foundation for our anticipated drill program."

About Equinox Exploration Corp.

Equinox Exploration is a publicly traded corporation engaged in the exploration and development of copper properties with its major focus on copper deposits in the Southwest United States. Equinox has acquired a strategic position within one of the world's most prolific copper belts with the acquisition of the Arizona North Star project.

Stephen B. Butrenchuk, P. Geo, P.Geol., Director 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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