Equinox Exploration Corp. Updates Status on Aura Property in Atacama, Chile Sep 10 2012
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 -- Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EQX) (Equinox) announces it has closed the acquisition of Mineral Pro Chile, SPA (MPC) securing the Aura Mining Lease which includes the Aura Property. Activity has continued at the Aura Property, an oxide copper manto project, 31 kilometres southeast of Copiapo, Chile, allowing Equinox to commence shipments of ore to the Enami processing facility at the end of September.
Over the last few months, Equinox has completed extensive road improvements to allow haul truck access to multiple sites within the lease. Heavy equipment including haul trucks have been purchased. Upgrades to onsite housing and facilities have been completed. These improvements, upgrades and purchases are aimed at increasing production rates from the Aura Property.
Equinox also announces it has arranged a non-brokered fully subscribed private placement for 2.5 million units at a price of $0.10. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.25 for a period of two years. The proceeds from the private placement will be used for general working capital.
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 www.EquinoxExploration.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 of Equinox Exploration Corp.
Roy Fuller, Director
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