Bell Copper Corporation - Sombrero 43-101 Technical Report

TSX-V Symbol: BCU

VANCOUVER, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSX-V Symbol: BCU) is pleased to announce the completion of a 43-101 Technical Report (the "Report") on the Company's Sombrero Butte project located in Pinal County, Arizona. The Report was completed by Rodney A. Blakestad, J.D., C.P.G.

Summary:

The Sombrero Butte Project represents a consolidation of patented, unpatented and state mining claims in the Bunker Hill mining district, Pinal County, Arizona. Bell Copper Corporation acquired the patented claims in 2006 from a local rancher and is leasing the unpatented claims from Silver Nickel Mining Company. Production from the Sombrero Butte area is historically recognized, primarily for its copper production along with molybdenum and minor amounts of silver and gold. Hillsides surrounding the project area are composed of Glory Hole and Galiuro volcanics, which were intruded by the Copper Creek granodiorite. The granodiorite is host to a cluster of mineralized breccia pipes scattered throughout the property, which constitute the basis for further exploration. Bell Copper has explored the property since 2006 and has drilled 34 diamond core drill holes to date. Field work following drilling includes a magnetic survey, field mapping, and acquisition of addition claims. It is the opinion of the author that the exploration work completed to date has proven relatively high-grade copper mineralization in breccia pipes related to a porphyry copper-type setting and warrants continued exploration to further delineate the mineral potential of the property.

    
    Highlights of the Previous Drill Programs:

    BRECCIA TARGET  DRILL HOLE  FROM          TO     METERS      % CU
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    Magna & Sunset  SB-01       Leached breccia, no significant intercepts
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    Magna           SB-02       286m        334m        48m      1.06%
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                    incl.       318m        328m        10m      2.04%
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    Campstool       SB-03       272m        294m        22m      0.58%
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                    SB-03       470m        492m        22m      1.31%
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                    incl.       480m        492m        12m      2.06%
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    Magna           SB-04       Leached breccia, no significant intercepts
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    Sunset          SB-05        18m         40m        22m      4.74%
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    Magna           SB-06       330m        342m        12m      1.34%
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    Sunset          SB-07        38m      47.56m      9.56m      5.57%
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    Sunset          SB-08        44m         48m         4m      5.62%
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    Rattler         SB-09        96m        110m        14m      0.83%
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    Rattler         SB-10       no significant intercepts, leached breccia
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    Rattler         SB-11       312m        342m        30m      0.37%
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    Audacious       SB-12        12m         26m        14m      2.90%
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    Audacious       SB-13        22m         24m         2m      5.85%
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    Audacious       SB-14        20m         86m        66m      1.45%
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    Audacious       SB-14        34m         46m        12m      2.33%
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    Audacious       SB-15        16m         36m        20m      3.07%
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                    including    22m         28m         6m      5.69%
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    Audacious       SB-16         0m         14m        14m      1.71%
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                    SB-16        22m         46m        24m      2.12%
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                    including    22m         26m         4m      4.75%
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    Audacious       SB-17         0m          8m         8m      3.23%
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    Audacious       SB-18         0m         12m        12m      2.32%
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                    SB-18        22m         38m        16m      1.95%
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    Audacious       SB-19        20m         42m        22m      2.97%
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                    including    20m         24m         4m      5.91%
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                    including    34m         38m         4m      4.76%
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    Sunset          SB-20         4m         16m        12m      2.50%
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                    including     8m         12m         4m      4.03%
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    Saguaro         SB-21                no significant intercepts
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    Victors         SB-22                no significant intercepts
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    Magna           SB-23       282m        354m        72m      0.88%
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    Magna           SB-23       458m        484m        26m      2.03%
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    Victor's        SB-24         0m         20m        20m      1.27%
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    Victor's        SB-25         0m         12m        12m      2.05%
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    Victor's        SB-26         0m         12m        12m      2.25%
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    Victor's        SB-27        14m         30m        16m      1.22%
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    Victor's        SB-28        14m         20m         6m      1.36%
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    Victor's        SB-29         4m         70m        66m      0.61%
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    Victor's        SB-30        10m         40m        30m      0.86%
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    Victor's        SB-31       2.6m          8m       5.4m      2.07%
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    Victor's        SB-32         2m          8m         6m      2.47%
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    Victor's        SB-33         6m         24m        18m      1.80%
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    Victor's        SB-34         8m         24m        16m      1.77%
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Interpretation and Conclusions:

The Report concludes that Bell Copper has completed sufficient early stage exploration, sampling, and core drilling to indicate that further geological exploration and testing of the property are warranted. Relatively high-grade copper intercepts obtained from breccia intercepts in the drilling reported here suggests that the breccia pipes have grades worthy of further evaluation for mining by open pit, underground, or a combination of the two mining methods. An objective review of the location of the drill holes in relation to the local topography, utilizing perspectives available with Google Earth, indicate that open pit mining could be considered for some portions of currently identified zones of mineralization. The deeper intercepts of copper mineralization, however, may be partly or largely restricted to underground mining constraints.

Recommendations:

Additional drilling and geological testing is required to delineate the extent of mineralization in-, adjacent to-, and beneath the system of breccia pipes on the property. Continued exploration is also necessary in order to determine the mineral potential of the property to the south-southeast. Current data indicates a partially delineated footprint of a potentially large, relatively high-grade copper system and more work on the property is warranted and recommended.

It is recommended that an Induced Potential survey be completed over the project area with a "deep-looking" array to evaluate the area for concentrations of disseminated and veinlet sulfide concentrations, and porphyry style alteration at depth.

Additional deep drilling is recommended in two phases. The initial phase of drilling should test the dickite bearing breccia pipes in the southwest part of the project area. A deep drill hole of approximately 1,000 meters is recommended, with two or more angle holes to be whip-stocked off the initial deep drill hole.

A detailed budget for this work has not been compiled, but it is estimated that the IP survey should be in the range of $75,000 USD and all-in drilling and support costs of $175,000 per 1,000 meters of drilling. With three whip-stocks of 500 meters each (1,500 meters) and the initial hole at 1,000 meters, the all-in drilling cost of $437,500 is estimated. Total estimated cost of this recommended phase of exploration is $512,500. With a 15% contingency ($76,900), the cost of IP + drilling, should be approximately $589,400.

It is recommended that a follow-up phase of exploration consist of continued deep drilling with whip-stock angle drilling, similar to above, at locations identified by the results of the work recommended above. Preliminary engineering and metallurgical studies should be implemented during this second phase of work, which should be expected to be in the range of ~$1,000,000 per year, depending on local market prices.

The Company initiated permitting for this drilling program with the State of Arizona in February 2010 and the remaining archaeological and biological surveys required for the completed permit might be expected early in the third quarter of 2010. Based on the above conclusions, Bell Copper will proceed to the next phase of drilling on the Sombrero Butte project and anticipates that the drill program will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Timothy Marsh, PhD, PE, Bell Copper's President is the qualified person on the Sombrero Butte Project.

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. For 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
    

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SOURCE Bell Copper Corporation

For further information: For further information: please contact the Company: (604) 669-1484, info@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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