Bellhaven & Dominion Intersect Additional Copper and Gold Mineralization in Panama

    PANAMA CITY, Jan. 24 /CNW/ -- Bellhaven Copper & Gold, Inc. (TSX: BHV)
("Bellhaven" or the "Company") in conjunction with its joint venture partner
Dominion Minerals Corp. (Pink Sheets:   EMPL) is pleased to report copper and
gold results from Hole CH-07-08 as part of the recently completed diamond
drill program at the Cerro Chorcha porphyry copper project in the western
highlands of Panama.
    Hole CH-07-08 was drilled to test the eastern and south-eastern extent of
both the structurally-controlled quartz-magnetite-sulphide stockwork zones
(higher grade mineralization) and the larger porphyry-style mineralized

    Highlights from Hole CH-07-08 include:

    From/To         Length        Copper       Gold           Silver

    0 to 270 m       266 m         0.41 %      0.06 g/t       pending
    0 to 886 ft      873 ft

    0 to 82 m        82 m          0.69 %      0.15 g/t       pending
    0 to 269 ft      269 ft

    0 to 28 m        28 m          0.98 %      0.25 g/t       pending
    0 to 92 ft       92 ft
    Copper values are by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) analysis.  Gold
values by fire assay prep and AAS finish. Silver values by ICP-MS are pending
final laboratory results.  Analyses were performed by SGS Labs in Peru.
    Hole CH-07-08 is a northwest directed -60 degree angle hole drilled from
a site approximately 200 meters southeast of Hole CH-07-07.  Hole CH-07-08
encountered a 28 meter, near-surface zone of quartz-magnetite-sulphide
stockwork that hosts the higher grade (1.0 % copper and 0.25 g/t gold)
mineralization.  This stockwork zone is similar to the style and grade of
mineralization in previously reported Holes CH-07-01 thru CH-07-07.  This
extends the higher grade mineralized zones at least 500 meters along strike to
the east, from Arlo Hole G95-10 to Hole CH-07-08.  Sixty (60) meters to the
south of Hole CH-07-08 is vertical Hole G95-25 (Arlo, 1995) that assayed 1%
copper from the surface to 40 meters, and bottomed at 522 meters in
porphyry-style copper mineralization.  Assay results from these Holes confirm
that stockwork and porphyry-style mineralization remains open to the east and
at depth.  In addition, assay results from previously reported Holes CH-07-04,
CH-07-05 and CH-07-07 suggest that porphyry-style mineralization is also open
to the north.  Maps and sections showing the location and assay results of all
drill holes are available at the company's website at
    The zone of higher grade copper-gold-silver mineralization in Hole
CH-07-08 is associated with stockwork veins and disseminations hosted in a
quartz diorite to quartz monzodiorite porphyry within the Cerro Chorcha
porphyry intrusive complex.  The true thicknesses of the mineralized stockwork
zones remain unknown as they are in a porphyry/stockwork environment.
    This news release has been prepared under the supervision of Michael D.
Druecker, Ph.D., P.Geo. who serves as the Qualified Person for this project
under National Instrument 43-101.  Sample protocol used at the project
includes standards, duplicates and blanks for each sample shipment.
    About Bellhaven Copper & Gold
    Bellhaven Copper and Gold is one of Panama's leading exploration
companies. Bellhaven controls highly prospective gold and copper concessions,
totalling over 500 square kilometers, that are located in some of the most
mineral-rich regions in the country. Gold has been mined in Panama as far back
as the 1500's, when the Spanish extracted a million ounces of high-grade ore
from the Cana mine. During modern times, the Santa Rosa and Remance gold mines
operated during the 1990's and the Molejon Gold Project is scheduled to come
online in 2008. Bellhaven's Cerro Quema project is slated for production in
2009. Adding greatly to the strength of the Company is the fact that many of
its senior management and board members are residents and/or citizens of
Panama. These individuals have a record of success and achievement, and enjoy
excellent working relationships with the government, the native Indian tribes,
and within the worldwide mining community.

    On behalf of the board of directors,
    Julio C. Benedetti, President, CEO

    Pini Althaus, President, CEO
    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations, Miguel Villahermosa,
1-866-599-5930; or AGORACOM Investor Relations,, both for Bellhaven Copper & Gold Web

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