VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2012) - Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EQX) (Equinox) has completed the first three diamond drill core holes and the first reverse circulation drill hole in the on-going drilling program at its Binghampton Copper Queen (BCQ) volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) Project near Prescott, Arizona within the Arizona Copper Belt. Key points are:

  • The core rig is initially focusing on the oxide and sulfide copper mineralization at Copper Queen.
  • All three holes were designed to test both the oxide and sulfide copper mineralization.
    • CBH-101 was drilled vertical to a depth of 395.9 feet
    • CBH-102 was drilled vertical to a depth of 201.2 feet
    • CBH-107 was drilled at -30 degrees due east to a depth of 198.5 feet
  • Copper mineralization was noted in the drill cores, however lab analysis will be required to determine the content.
  • Core drilling continues at Copper Queen.
  • The reverse circulation rig is initially focusing on the other sulfide trends on the property. Hole BBH-201 was drilled to a depth of 599 feet on the strike extension of the Binghampton sulfide zone.
  • Reverse circulation drilling continues at Binghampton.

The diamond drill core is being sawn in half with one half being sent for assay. The reverse circulation chips are being riffle split to produce a sub sample for assay. Prepared standards are being inserted into the sample stream at regular interval for QA/QC. All samples are being sent to ALS Minerals Lab in Winnemucca, Nevada, an ISO 9001:2008 certified facility.

"The Binghampton Copper Queen project is reaching an exciting stage as we eagerly anticipate our first assay results," stated Vic Nielsen, President of Equinox Exploration Corp.

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 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

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 of Equinox Exploration Corp.

Roy Fuller-Director

Forward-Looking Statement

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Contact Information:

Equinox Exploration Corp.
Victor L. Nielsen
(480) 288-6530

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