Nord Resources Corporation Announces Phase 1 Drill Results for Johnson Camp and Exploration Update



    TUCSON, AZ, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation ("Nord" or "the
Company") (TSX: NRD / OTC: NRDS.PK) is pleased to announce the results for the
first phase of vertical reverse circulation drill holes completed at the
Johnson Camp Mine. The twenty-five holes reported here are located adjacent to
and to the south of the Burro Pit and in the Copper Chief deposit area on the
Johnson Camp property. The drill results, when combined with a previous drill
hole, S-13, indicate the continuation of copper mineralization from the
current south edge of the Burro Pit approximately 1,000 feet further to the
south. The drill results also indicate that the copper mineralization in this
area is hosted in the same rock units as at the Burro Pit. The drilling at
Copper Chief increases the drill hole density within the current planned pit
in the north area of the deposit and also expands copper mineralization to the
northwest and southeast of the planned pit boundaries. For additional
information refer to the attached drill hole location maps (available here:
http://files.newswire.ca/673/jmap1.doc and here:
http://files.newswire.ca/673/jmap2.doc) and the Johnson Camp Mine Project,
Feasibility Study, Cochise County, Arizona, Technical Report dated
September 28, 2007, prepared by Bikerman Engineering & Technology Associates,
Inc. (the "Technical Report") filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
    Nord previously announced reserves at its Johnson Camp Mine of 73.4
million tons of ore, consisting of 55.0 million tons proven and 18.4 million
tons probable at an average total copper grade of 0.335% total copper based on
a copper price of $1.50 per pound, a stripping ratio of 0.66 to 1 and an
internal cut-off grade of 0.06% total copper as estimated in the Technical
Report.
    Executive Vice-President and COO, E. "Andy" Anderson commented, "We are
very pleased with the results of this drilling as they indicate the extension
of copper mineralization for approximately 1,000 feet to the south of the
Burro Pit. In addition, the new drilling both in and around the Copper Chief
deposit has increased the previously known area of copper mineralization. The
drill results will be incorporated into the Burro and Copper Chief block
models in the very near future. We intend to commence a second phase of
exploration drilling at Johnson Camp later this year."

    
    Drill Hole   From (ft)   To (ft)  Interval (ft)  Cu% Total      Area

    NR-1            0          95          95           .35      Burro South
     including      0          45          45           .43

    NR-2            0         255         255           .21      Burro South
     including      0          40          40           .32

    NR-3           75          90          15           .29      Burro South
                   95         120          25           .13
                  160         225          65           .16
                  280         315          35           .17
                  390         420          30           .14
                  435         445          10           .32
                  685         780          95           .24
     including    740         780          40           .36
                  820         870          50           .24

    NR-4           40          60          20           .15      Burro South
                  120         150          30           .20
                  160         180          20           .16
                  210         250          40           .14
                  300         320          20           .22
                  340         355          15           .13
                  435         455          20           .15

    NR-5           50          65          15           .15      Burro South
                  330         355          25           .19

    NR-6           60          70          10           .13      Burro South
                  265         300          35           .27
                  685         700          15           .15
                  925         935          10           .19

    NR-7           65         115          50           .21      Burro South
                  160         225          65           .29
     including    175         210          35           .38
                  235         310          75           .21
                  780         820          40           .31
                  895         950          55           .28
     including    895         925          30           .34

    NR-8          200         260          60           .23     Copper Chief
                  310         325          15           .13

    NR-9           20          25           5           .21     Copper Chief
                   55         100          45           .13
                  225         275          50           .15

    NR-10          25          40          15           .13     Copper Chief
                   65          75          10           .13
                   90         240         150           .17

    NR-11          90         110          20           .15     Copper Chief
                  220         335         115           .23

    NR-12          45          65          20           .20     Copper Chief
                   80         100          20           .13
                  105         225         120           .18
                  270         320          50           .18

    NR-13           0          60          60           .22     Copper Chief
                   85         265         180           .20

    NR-14           0         220         220           .15     Copper Chief

    NR-15          15          85          70           .27     Copper Chief

     including     45          70          25           .37
                   95         115          20           .16
                  130         210          80           .21

    NR-16         110         160          50           .32      Burro South
     including    110         140          30           .47
                  340         355          15           .20

    NR-17          15          55          40           .14      Burro South
                  120         145          25           .21
                  220         235          15           .15

    NR-18          10         110         100           .20      Burro South
                  140         180          40           .13

    NR-19          15          75          60           .18      Burro South
                  195         220          25           .29
                  235         260          25           .14
                  325         350          25           .18

    NR-20           0          10          10           .13     Copper Chief
                  205         250          45           .19

    NR-21         135         475         340           .29     Copper Chief

     including    135         170          35           .74
     and          200         225          25           .41
     and          270         340          70           .42

    NR-22           5         185         180           .16     Copper Chief

     including      5          35          30           .37
                  425         465          40           .25

    NR-23         215         450         235           .26     Copper Chief

     including    260         335          75           .36
                  390         435          45           .32

    NR-24           0          10          10           .22     Copper Chief
                  305         430         125           .40

    NR-25          10          70          60           .17     Copper Chief
                   85         115          30           .13
                  120         150          30           .13

    Total
     Footage:  11,432
    

    All of the sample preparation and assays in this news release have been
performed by Skyline Labs, Tucson, Arizona, a laboratory independent to Nord
utilizing industry standard analytical methods. A sample quality
assurance/quality check program is routinely followed which calls for the
regular insertion of independent standards, blanks and duplicate samples. The
results of this program have been satisfactory. The drilling and assaying
program were performed under the direction of consulting geologist Thornwell
Rogers.

    Mimbres Property

    The Company has elected not to proceed further with its option to acquire
the Mimbres exploration property in New Mexico. The Mimbres property is not
material to the Company's overall operations. The Company plans to focus its
primary exploration efforts at Johnson Camp.

    Qualified Person

    The information in this news release has been reviewed by John Cook,
P.E., a Director of the Company and a Qualified Person under National
Instrument 43-101.

    About Nord Resources

    Nord Resources Corporation is in the business of exploring for,
developing and operating mineral properties. The Company's primary asset is
the Johnson Camp Mine located approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona.
The reactivation of the Johnson Camp Mine commenced in June 2007. Residual
leaching operations commenced in November 2007. Cathode production from
residual leaching is scheduled to commence in January 2008 and planned copper
production from new ore placed on the heaps is scheduled to commence in the
third quarter of 2008.

    Neither the TSX nor any regulatory authority accepts responsibility for
    the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer

    This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address copper processing and mining
activities of Nord are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could
cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation,
risks and uncertainties relating to: the market price of copper; general
economic, market and business conditions; the Company's plans at its Johnson
Camp property; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of
mineral reserves; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the
possibility that future exploration, development, mining results or metal
recoveries will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; accidents,
equipment breakdowns, title matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated
difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations; the inherent
uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected
costs and expenses; regulatory restrictions, including environmental
regulatory restrictions and liabilities; and the loss of key employees. In
addition, Nord's business and operations are subject to the risks set forth in
Nord's most recent Form 10-KSB, Form 10-QSB and other SEC filings which are
available through EDGAR at www.sec.gov, and in Nord's prospectus and other
filings with the British Columbia and Ontario Securities Commissions which are
available through SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These are among the primary risks we
foresee at the present time. Nord assumes no obligation to update the
forward-looking statements.





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For further information: Nord Resources Corporation, John Perry, (520)
292-0266, www.nordresources.com

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