Nevada Copper Corp.
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Nevada Copper Corp.

September 14, 2007 16:15 ET

Nevada Copper-Significant Drilling Results Continue

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) - Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU)(FRANKFURT:ZYT) ("Nevada Copper") is very pleased to announce the continuation of high grade copper results from its drilling program at its 100% owned Pumpkin Hollow Copper Development Property located in Nevada. Drilling results continue to confirm and define continuity and further expand the high grade copper mineralization at the E-2 deposit in addition to large continuous intercepts of open pittable grade copper in the expanding North deposit.

NC07-23 confirms the continuity of the steeply dipping high grade mineralization in the E-2 Deposit. The largest zone intersected was 8.1 meters (26.6 ft) true thickness averaging 2.92% copper, 0.684 g/t gold, 13.2 g/t silver, and 20.3% iron. NC07-23 is located 180 meters up dip from the mineralization in nearby C-11, 44.2 meters (15.1 meters true thickness) averaging 3.31% copper). The E-2 high grade copper zone (in excess of 2% copper) has now been intercepted by four drill holes establishing a dip extent of over 500 meters (1700 ft) with thicknesses averaging between 18 meters (60 ft) and 8 meters (26 ft). The extent of the strike length is still to be determined and will require follow-up drilling. A plan map and cross section of the E-2 deposit is available at www.nevadacopper.com.

NC07-20 drilled in the open pittable North Deposit, was designed to infill an area where drilling was wide spaced and assay data was lacking. The drill hole encountered several zones of open pit grade mineralization. The largest zone intersected 46.0 meters (151 ft) averaging 0.43% copper and 0.074 g/t of gold.

These results and previously announced drilling results from the recently completed 19,000 meter infill and stepout drilling program are currently being incorporated into an updated NI 43-101 compliant geologic model and resource estimate which will be released in early October. "Based on the exceptional success we continue to have with this drilling program, we're compelled to believe the Pumpkin Hollow copper resource estimate, previously compiled in June, 2006, will materially increase," commented Joe Kircher, COO of Nevada Copper. Following are detailed assay results from NC07-23, NC07-20 and NC07-17:



E-2 DEPOSIT - Assays greater than 1% Cu
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Drill From To Length Length Length Copper Gold Silver Iron
Hole # (m) (m) (m) (ft) (m) (%) (g/t) (g/t) (%)
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NC07-23 538.6 557.7 19.1 63 8.1 2.92 0.684 13.2 20.3
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567.0 570.0 3.0 10 1.3 1.27 0.255 5.7 16.3
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579.1 589.5 10.4 34 4.4 1.42 0.256 6.9 25.5
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611.7 612.9 1.2 4 0.5 1.47 0.300 4.3 25.2
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616.0 617.5 1.5 5 0.6 1.63 0.360 1.6 23.3
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NORTH DEPOSIT - Assays greater than 0.3% Cu
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Drill From To Length Length Copper Gold Silver
Hole # (m) (m) (m) (ft) (%) (g/t) (g/t)
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NC07-20 134.7 139.3 4.6 15 0.38 0.010 1.4
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168.1 172.5 4.4 14.5 0.85 0.038 3.2
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185.3 186.8 1.5 5 0.54 0.008 1.3
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209.7 212.0 2.3 7.5 0.38 0.015 1.7
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233.5 279.5 46.0 151 0.43 0.074 2.1
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SOUTH DEPOSIT - Assays greater than 0.3% Cu
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Drill From To Length Length Copper Gold Silver
Hole # (m) (m) (m) (ft) (%) (g/t) (g/t)
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NC07-17 143.6 145.1 1.5 5 0.36 0.067 2.0
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149.4 151.2 1.8 6 0.32 0.049 1.6
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177.7 179.2 1.5 5 0.52 0.054 1.1
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187.2 188.4 1.2 4 0.44 0.015 0.4
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196.0 197.2 1.2 4 0.36 0.029 0.8
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311.8 316.7 4.9 16 0.53 0.069 2.2
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335.0 363.0 28.0 92 0.60 0.068 1.1
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368.2 369.7 1.5 5 0.53 0.069 1.6
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Hole NC07-17 was drilled along the northern edge of the South deposit. Drill results for both the North and South deposits announced here are true thicknesses.

Thirty seven (37) holes have been drilled for a total of over 19,000 meters in the recently completed drill program. This includes in-fill and step-out holes designed to both upgrade the current resource classifications for purposes of the feasibility study planned for 2007 and to test for further resource expansion down dip and along strike in areas where the deposits remain open. To date results from twenty-five (25) holes have been reported. Further results will be released as they become available.

About Nevada Copper

Nevada Copper is a well financed emerging copper company, responsibly developing the Pumpkin Hollow copper-iron property located in Western Nevada. In June 2006, a National Instrument 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the advanced-stage Pumpkin Hollow property was completed, as previously announced: At a 0.2% copper cutoff grade, the measured and indicated copper resource is 2.7 billion pounds of copper, contained in 312 million tons grading 0.44% copper and 12.3% iron. An additional inferred copper resource of 3.4 billion pounds of copper is contained in 454 million tons grading 0.37% copper and 8.2% iron.

Nevada Copper has embarked on a systematic fast-track program to develop its advanced stage Pumpkin Hollow Property into Nevada's next copper mine. Concurrent with the resource delineation drilling program, metallurgical, geotechnical, hydrological and environmental baseline data is being processed. The current drilling program will support an updated resource estimate and economic feasibility study scheduled to commence in late 2007.

The Pumpkin Hollow project is under the supervision of Gregory French, CPG #10708, a Qualified Person as defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101, who is responsible for the preparation of the technical information in this news release. All assaying and whole rock geochemistry is processed at the American Assay Laboratories (AAL) in Reno, Nevada. Samples are delivered from the project core logging facility to AAL by Nevada Copper or AAL personnel. A Quality Assurance and Quality Control Assay Protocol have been implemented whereby blanks and standards are inserted into the assay stream and check samples are sent to Chemex-Reno and Inspectorate-Reno laboratories.

Nevada Copper has 36.1 million shares outstanding and is well financed with no debt. For additional information about Nevada Copper please visit our website at www.nevadacopper.com.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • Longview Capital Partners Incorporated
    Eugene Toffolo
    (604) 681-5755 or Toll Free: 1-877-687-5755
    or
    Nevada Copper Corp.
    Susan L. Wilson
    Corporate Communications
    (604) 688-7508
    (604) 681-0122 (FAX)
    Email: info@nevadacopper.com
    Website: www.nevadacopper.com