Vancouver, British Columbia - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell" or the "Company") (NEX: BCU.H) is pleased to announce that Bell and it's optionee Kennecott Exploration Company, ("KEX" or "Kennecott") plan to begin drilling on the Company's Kabba porphyry copper target within the next 30 to 60 days.
4 - 8 hole drill program starting late April/May
Program to test several large areas of strong chargeability identified in recent surface geophysical surveys
Kennecott plans to drill 4 to 8 holes, depending on overburden depths that are encountered. The objective of the drilling is to test multiple electrical geophysical anomalies (Induced Polarization or "IP") distributed across a broad area approximately 3 kilometers by 4 kilometers. The holes are planned to be drilled on land held under mineral exploration permits from the State of Arizona. Permitting efforts to complete this drilling program are currently underway.
A rotary (water well) rig will be used to drill thr...
Vancouver, British Columbia - Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell" or the "Company") (NEX: BCU.H) is pleased to provide an update to preliminary geophysical results that were discussed in a news release on January 30, 2017.
Surface Geophysical Surveys
In November 2016, Quantec Geosciences completed about 50 kilometers of magnetotelluric (MT) and induced polarization (IP) survey lines over the Kabba project area. Magneto-telluric resistivity responses show the down-dropped, basalt- and gravel-filled basin in the vicinity where Bell drilled holes K-9 through K-11 between 2009 and 2015. Ridges of relatively higher electrical resistivity may indicate areas of shallower bedrock outside of the area of previous drill testing.
Induced polarization results show strong chargeability in several large anomalies at depths comparable to where sulfide mineralization was encountered in drillholes K-8 through K-12. This correlation with nearby sulfide mineralization provides confidence that the chargeabi...