Bell Copper Corporation

Bell Copper Corporation

March 02, 2009 12:13 ET

Bell Copper Corporation: Kabba Drilling Commences

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BCU) announces that the Company has commenced drilling operations at its 100% owned Kabba Project, Mohave County, Arizona. Diamond drilling services are being provided by Brown Drilling of Kingman, Arizona. The purpose of the drilling program is to detect beneath shallow cover (0-200 meters) the decapitated top of a major porphyry copper-molybdenum system. The faulted root in the footwall of this system shows strong quartz vein stockworks, orthoclase flooding, and greisenous sericite alteration across 15 square kilometers of Laramide age quartz monzonite porphyry and surrounding wallrocks. Drilling by the Company in 2007 (hole K-4) intersected over 900 meters of sericitic alteration in what is believed to be the western edge of the faulted hangingwall of this porphyry system beneath 100 meters of cover. Diamond drilling in the present program will involve the completion of at least 3 drillholes to depths of 700 to 800 meters centered about 1.5 kilometers east of hole K-4. The drillholes will test the central part of the hangingwall target on roughly 1-kilometer centers. The program is expected to be completed in about 10 weeks.

No mineral resource has been identified by the Company on the Kabba Project. There is no certainty that the exploration work being conducted in this drilling program will result in the identification of rocks that might eventually become a mineral resource. Timothy Marsh, PhD, P. Eng, a Qualified Person, will oversee the drilling operation.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bell Copper Corporation

Brian Leeners, CFO & Director

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