Bell Copper Corporation
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Bell Copper Corporation

March 10, 2009 14:30 ET

Bell Copper Corporation: Kabba Drilling Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell Copper" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BCU) announces that the Company has completed the first drillhole in the current drill program at its Kabba Project, Mohave County, Arizona. Drillhole K-5 was completed to a depth of 351 meters, penetrating weakly altered, foliated granodiorite cut by numerous sheeted limonite-ankerite veinlets carrying strongly anomalous (as determined on site by Niton XRF) arsenic, zinc, and manganese beneath 218 meters of volcanic cover rocks. Weak copper enrichment was noted near the bottom of the hole associated with disseminated residual pyrite. The association of arsenic, zinc, and manganese in these veinlets is characteristic of the outer mineralized shell of porphyry copper systems. The degree of hydrothermal alteration in drillhole K-5 was weaker than that in K-4, the Company's previous drillhole completed in 2007 at a site 1.2 kilometers to the west. Quartz-molybdenite veinlets and abundant porphyritic dikes that were seen in K-4 were not seen in K-5, suggesting that K-4 is more proximal to the sought-after porphyry copper system.

Integration of the new drill information from K-5 with data from nearby outcrops and data from drillhole K-4 leads the Company to a permitted drill site one kilometer south of drillhole K-5 and 1.5 kilometers southeast of drillhole K-4 for the next drill test. This drill site is situated along the west-northwesterly trending projection of wide alteration bands exposed in outcrop one kilometer to the east-southeast, where sericitically altered quartz porphyry plugs are associated with patchy jarosite and veinlets carrying elevated arsenic, copper, molybdenum, and selenium. Scheelite (calcium tungstate) is also most abundant in this outcrop area.

The purpose of the current 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 two more drillholes to depths of 700 to 800 meters centered about 1.5 kilometers southeast 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 7 more weeks.

For more information on drilling at the Kabba project please visit: http://www.bellcopper.net/i/pdf/Kabba-Abstract-March-2009.pdf

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.

The Qualified Person for the Kabba Drill Program and this news release is Timothy Marsh, Ph.D., P.Eng., the Company's Vice President of Exploration.

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.

More information on Bell Copper: www.bellcopper.net

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bell Copper Corporation

Brian Leeners, CFO & Director

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties

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