Norsemont appoints Project Manager and VP Environment and Community Relations for the Constancia Copper Project, Peru



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    VANCOUVER, BC and LIMA, Peru, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc.
("Norsemont" or "the Company") (TSX: NOM) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Sean Spraggett (Project Manager) and Mr. Wayne Lamphier
(Vice President, Environment and Community Relations) as members of Norsemont
Mining's senior management. Based in Peru, Sean Spraggett has assumed
responsibility for the general operations and scoping/feasibility studies on
the Constancia Copper Project. Also based in Peru, Wayne Lamphier will be
responsible for overseeing the Company's environmental affairs and community
relations.
    Mr. Spraggett was the manager of engineering for Knight Piesold
Consulting in Lima, Peru, for the last four years. He has over 18 years of
experience in the design and construction of major mining operations,
including heap-leach platforms, tailings deposits and mine waste management,
water reservoirs and hydraulic structures; as well as general elements
required in mining operations. Mr. Spraggett is a specialist in the area of
geotechnical engineering and is responsible for specialised analyses of
structures required for the mining industry. His experience has been in both
the public and private sectors and he has worked in various regions, including
North, Central and South America. In Peru, Mr. Spraggett has been involved in
a number of major mining projects, including Yanacocha (Newmont), Cerro Corona
(Goldfields), Rio Blanco (Minera Majaz), Marcobre (Chariot Resources), Cerro
Verde (Phelps Dodge) and La Granja (Rio Tinto). His experience and working
knowledge in Peru will bring to Norsemont a strong understanding of the
development and operational aspects which will be necessary for advancing the
Constancia Copper Project.
    The appointment of Wayne Lamphier to the position of Vice President -
Environment and Community Affairs is also a key milestone in the building of a
team with exceptional experience to support the development of the Constancia
Project. Mr. Lamphier previously served as the Manager of Community Affairs
for Antamina in 2004-05 and has 20 years of technical environmental experience
in both the hydrocarbons and mining industries throughout the Andean region.
Wayne is a fluent Spanish speaker and long time resident of a small indigenous
community in the Peruvian Andes. He graduated with a Master's Degree in
Environmental Design - M.Des. (Environmental Sciences) from the University of
Calgary in 1991.
    Commenting on these senior management appointments, Norsemont's
President, Bob Baxter, said: "the recruitment of Sean and Wayne is a major
milestone for Norsemont Mining and completes the senior operational
appointments necessary to advance the Constancia copper project through
feasibility and into development."

    About Norsemont Mining

    Norsemont Mining is a Canadian exploration company working in the
Americas, with a focus on Peru. The Company is currently exploring the
Constancia Cu-Au-Mo deposit in Peru, which was optioned from Rio Tinto Plc.





For further information:

For further information: Dennis Nenadic, Investor Relations, Norsemont
Mining, Phone: (604) 669-9788 X 103, Fax: (604) 669-9768, E-Mail:
investors@norsemont.com, Web Site: www.norsemont.com

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