Bellhaven and Dominion Intersect 48 M of 1.09% Copper, .24 G/T Gold, and 3.6 G/T Silver Within a Much Larger Zone of Mineralization at the Cerro Chorcha Copper Project

    PANAMA CITY, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- Bellhaven Copper & Gold, Inc. (TSX-Venture:
BHV) ("Bellhaven" or the "Company") in conjunction with its joint venture
partner Dominion Minerals Corp. (OTC: EMPL) [formerly known as Empire Minerals
Corp.] is pleased to report copper, gold and silver assay results from Holes
CH-07-04 and CH-07-05 of its recently completed, 11 Hole diamond drill program
at the Cerro Chorcha porphyry copper project in the western highlands of
    Holes CH-07-04 and CH-07-05 were drilled to test the northward
continuation of both copper mineralization and the structurally-controlled
quartz-magnetite-sulphide stockwork zones that have been observed on-surface
and in Holes CH-07-01, CH-07-02 and CH-07-03.  These stockwork vein zones
typically host higher grade copper-gold-silver mineralization than what is
observed within the much larger mineralized Chorcha porphyry system.  Holes
CH-07-04 and CH-07-05 were collared toward the north-most known edge of the
on-surface high-grade stockwork zone.

    Highlights from Hole CH-07-04 include:

    From/To          Length         Copper         Gold           Silver
    0 to 445.78 m    445.78 m       0.39 %         0.07 g/t       1.4 g/t
    0 to 1463 ft     1463 ft

    12 to 318 m      306 m          0.48 %          .08 g/t       1.7 g/t
    39 to 1,043 ft   453 ft
    0 to 138 m       138 m          0.64 %         0.20 g/t       2.3 g/t
    0 to 453  ft     453 ft
    20 to 68 m       48  m          1.01 %         0.28 g/t       2.6 g/t
    66 to 223 ft     157 ft

    Highlights from Hole CH-07-05 include:

    From/To          Length         Copper         Gold           Silver
    2 to 386.6 m     384.6 m        0.43 %         0.06 g/t       1.6 g/t
    6.5 to 1268 ft   1262 ft

    2 to 302 m       300 m           .49 %         0.07 g/t       1.72 g/t
    6.5 to 990 ft    983.5 ft
    2 to 142 m       140 m          0.67 %         0.14 g/t       2.4  g/t
    6.5 to 466 ft    459 ft
    24 to 72 m       48  m          1.09 %         0.24 g/t       3.6 g/t
    79 to 236 ft     157 ft
    Copper and silver values are by multi-acid digestion and ICP-MS analysis.
Gold values by fire assay prep and ICP-MS finish.  Analyses were performed by
ACME Labs in Vancouver.
    Julio Benedetti, Bellhaven's president and CEO, said this after receiving
the results:
    "We are very pleased at these results.  These two holes have shown
continuity of the copper mineralization at depth (400 meters) and also the
continuity of a higher grade copper mineralization starting at surface to 150
meters and along strike."
    Hole CH-07-04 is a northwest directed -60 degree angle hole drilled from
a site approximately 130 meters north-northeast of Hole CH-07-01.  Hole
CH-07-05 is a northwest directed -60 degree angle hole drilled from a site
approximately 130 meters northeast of Hole CH-07-04 and extends the high grade
mineralized zone to a minimum of 260 meters along strike.  Holes CH-07-04 and
CH-07-05 have both encountered a nearly 50 meter wide zone of
quartz-magnetite-sulphide stockwork veins and breccias that host the higher
grade ((greater than)1% copper and (greater than)0.25 g/t gold)
mineralization.  These stockwork zones are similar to the style of
mineralization in Holes CH-07-01 and CH-07-02, but differ in vein density and
alteration intensity.  The true thicknesses of the mineralized stockwork zones
remain unknown as they are in a porphyry/stockwork environment.
    The copper mineralization at Chorcha is commonly found at the surface,
and is known from previous and present drill results to extend to depths of at
least 500 meters. The bulk of the mineralization in Holes CH-07-04 and
CH-07-05 is associated with quartz-magnetite stockwork veins that are hosted
by phyllic altered quartz diorite/monzodiorite porphyry that crops out over
large areas within the Cerro Chorcha porphyry complex.  Holes CH-07-04 and
CH-07-05, as well as all previous assayed Holes, have bottomed in
porphyry-style copper mineralization.
    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.  A map and
section showing the location of all drill holes is available at the company's
website at
    Bellhaven Copper & Gold Inc. is a Panama-based mineral exploration
company with a portfolio of gold and copper properties in the Republic of
Panama. The company has issued 20,793,151 shares and has no debt. For more
information, please visit the web site at or call
Miguel Villahermosa at toll free 1-866-599-5930. On behalf of the board of

    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: Corporate, Julio Benedetti, +1-507-226-3967; or
 investors, Miguel Villahermosa, 1-866-599-5930, both of Bellhaven Copper &
Gold,  Inc. Web Site:

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