Equinox Conference Call, AGM and Australian Investor Briefing details

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Equinox Minerals Limited (TSX and ASX symbol:
"EQN") ("Equinox" or the "Company") will publish its Q1-2009 results on May 6,
2009. The report will be published around 16:00 HRS (EST) (Toronto, Canada) on
May 6, 2009 (subject to change).

    The Company will host a conference call to discuss the Q1-2009 press
release. The call will be hosted by Equinox President & CEO, Craig R. Williams
with participation by Harry Michael, VP of Operations and COO and Michael
Klessens, VP Finance and CFO:

    Date:                 Wednesday May 6, 2009

    Time:                 18:00 HRS (Toronto time)
    -----                 18:00 HRS (New York time)
                          23:00 HRS (London time)
                          00:00 HRS (Lusaka time - Midnight Wed/Thurs)
                          06:00 HRS (Perth time - Thursday 7 May, 2009)
                          08:00 HRS (Sydney/Melbourne time - Thursday 7 May)

    Webcast:              The Company's website at www.equinoxminerals.com

    International:        Toll-free +1 800 4626 6666 or +1 201 689 8054

    Dial-in North
    America:              Toll-free +1 877 407 9205

    Conference ID:        321712
    --------------        Please call in 10 minutes prior to the call and
                          stay on the line (an operator will be available to
                          assist you)

    Replay:               A replay of the telephone conference will be
    -------               available approximately one hour after the
                          completion of the conference and until 11:59 HRS
                         (Eastern Time) on June 6, 2009.
    International:        +1-201-612-7415

    North America:        +1-877-660-6853
    --------------        To access the recording, please enter Conference
                          ID: 321712 followed by the Replay pass code: 286

    An archived transcript of the call will also be available on the
    Company's website.

    President and CEO, Craig Williams and Chairman Peter Tomsett are pleased
to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Company, following
which a reception with light refreshments will be available:

    Date:                 Thursday May 7, 2009

    Time:                 11:00 HRS (EST) (Toronto Time)

    Venue:                The Toronto III Ballroom, Lower Level, Toronto
    ------                Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto,
                          Ontario, Canada.

    Webcast:              This AGM is being web cast by Precision IR and can
    --------              be accessed either:

                          -  By going to the EQN Website

                          -  Cut Paste link to web browser
                          -  Or by going to InvestorCalendar.com

    The Company will host a series of Australia investor briefings with
President & CEO, Craig R. Williams for those unable to attend the AGM in
Toronto. All are welcome to the following presentations:

    Sydney - Monday May 11, 2009 at 11.00am
                          The Establishment
                          Room II, Level 3
                          252 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

    Melbourne - Tuesday May 12, 2009 at 11.00am
                          The Westin Melbourne
                          Westin Room IV
                          205 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

    Adelaide - Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 11.00am
                          Hilton Adelaide
                          Balcony 1
                          233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000

    Perth - Friday May 15, 2009 at 11.00am
                          Parmelia Hilton Perth
                          Stirling Room
                          14 Mill Street, Perth, Australia 6000

    Craig R. Williams - President & Chief Executive Officer

    Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements This press release
contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information", which
may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future
financial or operating performances of Equinox, its subsidiaries and their
respective projects, the future price of copper and uranium, the estimation of
mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates,
the timing and amount of estimated future production, estimated costs of
future production, the sale of future production and the performance of
off-takers, capital, operating and exploration expenditures, costs and timing
of the development of the Lumwana Project, the costs of Equinox's hedging
policy, costs and timing of future exploration, requirements for additional
capital, government regulation of exploration, development and mining
operations, environmental risks, reclamation and rehabilitation expenses,
title disputes or claims, and limitations of insurance coverage. Often, but
not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words
such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "is expecting", "budget",
"scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or
"believes", or variations (including negative variations) of such words and
phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could",
"would", "might", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. The purpose of
forward-looking information is to provide the reader with information about
management's expectations and plans for 2009. Readers are cautioned that
forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of Equinox and/or its subsidiaries to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, those
factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Annual Information Form. Although Equinox has attempted to identify statements
containing important factors that could cause actual actions, event or results
to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information,
there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ
from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking information
contained herein are made as of the date of this document based on the
opinions and estimates of management on the date statements containing such
forward looking information are made, and Equinox disclaims any obligation to
update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new
information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise.
There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward looking information. Readers are directed to
Equinox's website (www.equinoxminerals.com) and filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com)
for further information and are also directed to the cautionary notices and
disclaimers contained herein.

For further information:

For further information: Craig R. Williams (President and Chief
Executive Officer); Michael Klessens (V.P. Finance and CFO), Phone: +61 (0) 8
9322 3318, Email: equinox@equinoxminerals.com; Or Kevin van Niekerk (V.P.
Investor Relations/Corporate Development), Phone: (416) 865-3393, Email:
kevin.van.niekerk@equinoxminerals.com; For information on Equinox and
technical details on the Lumwana Project please refer to the company website
at www.equinoxminerals.com

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