Bell Copper Intersects Significant Base Metal Mineralization in Kabba Porphyry System

TSX-V Symbol: BCU

VANCOUVER, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSXV: BCU) is pleased to announce that it has completed drilling hole K-10 on its 100% owned Kabba project in Mohave County, Arizona. The Company can confirm that the hole intersected a base metal veined, highly brecciated and hydrothermally altered rock above the uppermost part of the porphyry that is at least 1.6 km wide.  The presence of base metal veins and the several hundred shallowly dipping quartz-molybdenite-carbonate veinlets that were intersected before exiting the diatreme provides further evidence that the breccia is a very receptive host rock, and that there is a good chance of intersecting a copper shell in the upper parts of the porphyry system.

Hole K-10 started with a rotary drill, with cemented steel casing down to a depth of 1,000 m.  From 1,000 m to a depth of 1,347 m the hole was cored with a diamond drill.  The hole intersected the western edge of the diatreme breccia above the porphyry, and encountered copper, molybdenum, lead, and zinc mineralization, along with more than ten varieties of porphyry dikes. Parts of the lower cored interval are being split and sampled, with assay results expected in late September. Hole K-8, a previously drilled hole located 1.6 km to the east of hole K-10, is interpreted to have intersected the eastern edge of the diatreme breccia.

Bell believes that its efforts to date have resulted in the discovery of the buried top of a major Laramide porphyry copper-molybdenum system that has been displaced east and downwards by a major, post mineral, low-angle fault.  The base metal mineralization intersected in K-10 looks similar to material mined at the Century and Enterprise mines along the western edge of the 3 km by 5 km outcropping roots of the porphyry system, 7.5 km to the west.  The targeted copper shell within the top of the porphyry, which normally hosts the higher grade copper mineralization, is expected to lie within the untested 1.6 km between holes K-8 and K-10, with the width of the porphyry expected to expand in size at depth to the 3 km by 5 km size seen in the truncated root to the west.

Bell's target at Kabba is a Resolution-type system which hosts published inferred resources of 1.624 billion tonnes grading 1.47% Cu and 0.037% Mo. Resolution is owned by Rio Tinto and BHP-Billiton and is one of several, billion-tonne copper deposits that have been discovered in Arizona. Kabba remains a top tier exploration target for the Company, and with the further encouraging results from hole K-10, the company will continue to advance the project.

Dr. Marsh, the Company's President, who prior to joining Bell Copper was the Chief Geologist at Resolution, stated "There are many key features of the Resolution system that we are seeing in hole K-10, including multiple overlapping intrusions, early potassic alteration, late advanced argillic alteration, distal lead-zinc-copper veins, and pervasive phyllic alteration in a pyrite-rich halo.  This is a major porphyry system which displays the same characteristics that were identified in the discovery and definition drilling of the Resolution orebody.  The remaining task is to determine the metal endowment of the system, and with the copper-rich distal veins and sheeted molybdenite veinlets that hole K-10 has intersected in the diatreme, we believe that the conditions are very favorable for significant metal emplacement within the copper shell of the porphyry."

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

About Bell Copper

Bell Copper is a public company with a focus on copper exploration, development and production in North America. The Company has an extensive portfolio of exploration and development projects located in some of North America's premier copper producing regions including Mexico and the South-western US.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Bell Copper Corporation

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Michael Werner, CEO & Director

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