Equinox Invitations to Shareholders

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Equinox Minerals Limited (TSX and ASX symbol: "EQN") ("Equinox" or the "Company") President and CEO, Craig Williams and Chief Operating Officer, Cobb Johnstone are pleased to invite you to attend the following corporate events in Toronto, Canada:

    Event:    Breakfast - Equinox Corporate Presentation to Shareholders*

    When:     Friday, March 05, 2010

    Where:    Downstairs in "Toronto III" at the Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond
              Street West

    Time:     7:30 - 9:15 HRS (EST)

    Event:    Conference - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
              2010 Convention ("PDAC")

    When:     Sunday, March 07 - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, Front Street

    Time:     PDAC exhibit hours available at

    Booth:    No. 3048

    Event:    PDAC Corporate Presentation*

    When:     Monday, March 08, 2010

    Where:    Exchange Forum, Room 803 AB (Copper 1), Metro Toronto
              Convention Centre South Building, Front Street

    Time:     10:20 HRS (EST)

    * Also in attendance: Carl Hallion (VP Business Development), Michael
        Klessens (CFO and VP Finance) and Kevin van Niekerk (VP Investor

    Craig R. Williams - President & Chief Executive Officer

About Equinox

Equinox Minerals Limited is an international mining company, dual listed on the Canadian (Toronto) and Australian stock exchanges.

The Company is currently focused on operating its 100% owned large scale Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia, one of the largest new copper mines to be developed globally over the last few years.

Equinox acquired the Lumwana project in 1999 and following nearly 10 years of feasibility, financing and construction, commissioned the mine, plant and infrastructure in December 2008.

Situated 220 km northwest of the Zambian Copperbelt, Lumwana hosts a proven and probable mineral reserve of 321 Mt of ore grading 0.7% Cu plus inferred resources of 417 Mt of 0.6% Cu. Lumwana is now a major copper mine which will establish Equinox as one of the world's top 20 copper producing companies.

At initial design capacity, Lumwana will process in excess of 20 million tonnes of ore per year, mined at an average life of mine strip ratio of 4.2:1. Lumwana ore, which is predominantly sulphide, is treated through a large, yet conventional plant, producing a copper concentrate for sale to local and international offtakers.

In addition Equinox is also looking at opportunities to grow the Company through both internal expansion (potential uranium plant to process the high grade uranium stockpile and an expansion of the Lumwana copper plant throughput rate) and through the international search for mergers and acquisitions.

For information on Equinox and technical details on the Lumwana Project please refer to the company website at www.equinoxminerals.com

SOURCE Equinox Minerals Limited

For further information: For further information: Craig R. Williams (President and Chief Executive Officer), Michael Klessens (Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer), Phone: +61 (0) 8 9322 3318, Email: equinox@equinoxminerals.com or Kevin van Niekerk (V.P. Investor Relations), Phone: (416) 865-3393, Email: kevin.van.niekerk@equinoxminerals.com or David Griffiths (Gryphon Management Australia), Phone +61 (0) 419 912 496, Email: david.griffiths@gryphon.net.au

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