Nord Resources Proceeding With Construction at Johnson Camp Mine to Facilitate New Copper Mining

    TUCSON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation (TSX: NRD/OTC BB:
NRDS.OB), which is reactivating copper mining at the Johnson Camp Mine in
Arizona, today announced that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
has issued the air quality permit required to proceed with construction at the
    "We are now moving full speed ahead in executing our plan to reach full
copper production from new ore in spring 2009 at our estimated rate of
approximately 25 million pounds per year," said John Perry, President and
Chief Executive Officer. "Contractors are mobilizing on to the site to begin
installation of the new crushing and conveying system and other equipment."

    About Nord Resources

    Nord Resources Corporation explores, develops, and operates mineral
properties. The company's primary asset is the Johnson Camp Mine, located
approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona, which it is reactivating to
produce copper. The company commenced commercial copper production from
residual leaching of the existing ore heaps on February 1, 2008 and expects to
reach full copper production at a rate of approximately 25 million pounds per
annum in spring 2009. For further information, please visit our website at

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

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking". All statements in this release, other than those of
historical facts, may be considered forward-looking statements, including
those concerning Nord's expectations regarding commencement of copper
production from newly mined ore, copper production targets and estimates, and
the assembly and installation of the new crushing and conveying system and
other equipment at the Johnson Camp Mine. Risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include, but are not limited to, the market price of copper,
general economic, market, and business conditions, risks and uncertainties
relating to the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral
reserves, the geology, grade, and continuity of mineral deposits, the
possibility that mining results and metal recoveries will not be consistent
with Nord's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, 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, and the failure to obtain other
necessary permits on a timely basis. Investors are cautioned that any such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or
developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. In addition, Nord's business and operations are subject to the
risks set forth in Nord's most recent Form 10-KSB, Form 10-Q, and other SEC
filings which are available through EDGAR at, and in Nord's
prospectus and other filings with the British Columbia and Ontario Securities
Commissions, which are available through SEDAR at Nord assumes
no obligation to update the forward-looking statements except as may be
required by law.

For further information:

For further information: John Perry, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Nord Resources Corporation, (520) 292-0266,;
Investor and Media Relations, Richard Wertheim, Wertheim + Company Inc., (416)
594-1600 or (416) 518-8479 (cell), or by email at

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