Bell Copper Corporation - La Balsa Iron Ore Exploitation Agreement

TSX-V Symbol: BCU

VANCOUVER, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSX-V Symbol: BCU) announces that the Company's wholly owned Mexican Subsidiary Minera Montoro, S.A. de C.V. ("Montoro") has concluded an agreement with Veaje, S.A. de C.V. ("Veaje") whereby Veaje has been granted the exclusive right to the exploitation of iron ore from Mining Lots 12 and 13 of the Company's La Balsa project near Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico. Under the terms of the Agreement Veaje agrees to the following:

    
    1. To make payment of US$ 3.50 per extracted ton plus IVA to be financed
       and guaranteed by a financial institution for a minimum of
       50,000 tons;
    2. To make payment every 30 days within 5 business days of the following
       month;
    3. To tender shipment documents to Montoro indicating the registered tons
       of each shipment with payment for any difference favourable to
       Montoro;
    4. To provide and pay for all required permits, environmental studies and
       regulatory approvals required for such exploitation activities in
       Mexico;
    5. To exempt Montoro of all liabilities related to the exploitation of
       the iron ore;
    6. To initiate exploitation upon presentation of the required permits and
       approvals or within 6 months of the date of the Agreement; and
    7. To exploit iron ore mineral only both exhaustively and exclusively
       from Mining Lots 12 and 13.
    

The term of the Agreement will be for a minimum of one year or until the iron ore from Mining Lots 12 and 13 has been exhausted with each required annual renewal reflecting international pricing for iron ore.

La Balsa Project - Iron Ore

La Balsa lies in the middle of a 30-kilometer-long prolific belt of iron deposits extending from Arcelor-Mittal's mines on the west to the Company's Mining Lot 14 on the east. The western third of the La Balsa claim block, largely occupied by Balsa 13 contains numerous extremely high aeromagnetic anomalies believed to be magnetite bodies. These are generally coincident with low to moderately anomalous Cu, Mo, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au. A 1000 ppm Cu anomaly led the Company to the La Higueras iron prospect located in the southwestern portion of the claim block. Here massive magnetite is found in small rounded outcrops on the top and side of a hill. The prospect is marked by a strong magnetic anomaly.

A second magnetite skarn was found following up a strong magnetic anomaly in the northwest corner of the claim block. This area contains considerable iron (locally (greater than)20%) as well as Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and Au.

Further to the above and four kilometres east of the La Balsa copper deposits, Mining Lot 14 covers 2400 hectares centered on a very large aeromagnetic anomaly. Prospecting in this area has produced magnetite stream cobbles that are believed to be sourced from the area of the magnetic anomaly. A small third-party mining operation on the east side of Mining Lot 14 is currently shipping lump magnetite ore to the port at Lazaro Cardenas, 10 kilometers to the southwest.

For a map of the La Balsa area and the surrounding operations of Arcelor-Mittal:

http://www.bellcopper.net/i/pdf/La_Balsa_Map.pdf

For the purposes of this news release, the Qualified Person is Timothy Marsh, Ph.D., P.Eng., the Company's President.

About Bell Copper

Bell Copper is focused on the exploration and development of copper assets in the Americas through internal efforts and via strategic partnerships.

More information on Bell Copper: www.bellcopper.net

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

Bell Copper Corporation

"Michael Werner"

Michael Werner, CEO & Director

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

SOURCE Bell Copper Corporation

For further information: For further information: Bell Copper Corporation: Sarah Stephanson, Executive Assistant, (604) 669-1484, info@bellcopper.net, www.bellcopper.net; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Christine Stewart, cstewart@renmarkfinancial.com; Jason Roy, jroy@renmarkfinancial.com; (514) 939-3989, (416) 644-2020, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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