VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2012) - Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EQX) is pleased to announce the appointment of R. Tim Henneberry, P. Geo., to the Company's Advisory Board and as its Qualified Person, as defined in National Instrument 43-101, responsible for reviewing and approving the technical content of Equinox news releases. Mr. Henneberry's role initially, as Technical Advisor, will be to review and oversee the Company's exploration activities of its current copper projects in North America (the Binghampton Copper Queen Property and the North Star Project, both in Arizona) and in South America (the Aura Mining Lease in Chile).

Mr. Henneberry authored the "43-101 Technical Report Binghampton Copper Queen Property" dated May 15, 2012, in his capacity as an independent qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101 (see Equinox news release dated June 12, 2012). The Technical Report, prepared for Equinox, highlights that Binghampton Copper Queen is a property of merit and makes recommendations for a multi-thrust exploration program which includes property mapping and prospecting, rock sampling and airborne geophysics.

Mr. Henneberry, a professional geoscientist registered in British Columbia, received his B. Sc. in geology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1980. He has more than 30 years experience in mineral exploration and development for precious, base and industrial metals having worked as a project and consultant geologist in western and northern Canada, the southwestern United States, Africa and South America.

In the course of his career, Mr. Henneberry was a founding director, the President and CEO of Appleton Exploration Inc. (2006-2011) and Indigo Exploration Inc. (2009-2011). He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Passport Potash Inc. and Vatic Ventures Corp.

"We are very pleased that Tim Henneberry has agreed to join the Equinox team," says Victor Nielsen, President and COO of Equinox. "Our projects in Arizona and Chile are growing in their potential and complexity; and his extensive experience in exploration and production, as well as public company senior management, will be a strong asset as we move forward."

About Equinox Exploration Corp.

Equinox Exploration Corp. is a publicly traded corporation listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:EQX) and is engaged in mineral exploration and development. 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, and in South America. To find out more about Equinox visit its website at

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Equinox Exploration Corp.

Victor Nielsen, President & COO

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

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Contact Information:

Equinox Exploration Corp.
Rick R. Cid
VP of Business Development
(480) 288-6530

Equinox Exploration Corp.
Clive Mostert
Corporate Communications
(780) 920-7670