Norsemont Mining Provides Constancia Project Update

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    TORONTO and LIMA, Peru, May 4 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc. ("the
Company") (TSX: NOM, BVL: NOM) today announced that the Company anticipates a
delay to the final completion of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) report
for the Constancia Cu-Ag-Mo project in southern Peru. Delays with the private
land acquisition, that was completed in March, 2009, resulted in the
postponement of the scheduled start date for the final phase of geotechnical
and hydrogeological drilling. This drill program is now underway and scheduled
for completion at the end of May 2009. As a result, the geotechnical and
hydrogeological characterisation required for engineering of the various site
infrastructure cannot be completed in time to meet the original DFS completion
date and is now expected to be completed before the end of the third quarter
of 2009.
    Substantial progress with the engineering has been made with
approximately 90 percent of the mining and process engineering completed and
approximately 70 percent of the engineering for the tailings facility and pit
hydrogeology completed. In order to fast-track the project both the DFS and
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) are being conducted in
parallel with the ESIA expected to be completed prior to year-end.
    In addition to the DFS and ESIA, the Company continues to explore key
targets within the Constancia claim boundaries. Preliminary reconnaissance
exploration program results from the Pampacancha copper/gold and south zones
confirm the relationship with the widespread mineralization and the
geophysical surveys. Results from the exploration programs will be released
following the completion of the field programs.

    About Norsemont Mining

    Norsemont Mining is a Canadian mineral exploration and development
company focused on the 100 percent-controlled Constancia Cu-Mo-Ag deposit in
southern Peru.

For further information:

For further information: Patrick Evans, Norsemont Mining, Phone: (416)
670-5114, E-Mail:; Web Site:

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