Canadian Mining Journal


Bell Copper hunts porphyry system in Arizona

Tim Marsh likes to say that it took 150 drill holes to hit the high grade core of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold porphyry deposit that made the Mongolian discovery economic.

That’s one of the reasons why the junior exploration company he leads – Bell Copper (TSXV: BCU) – has named its copper porphyry project Perseverance.

The mining executive, who has a PhD in geology from Stanford University, has been pursuing what he believes is the faulted-off top of a major porphyry copper system in northwestern Arizona’s Mohave County, since 2007.

But his interest in the area – 31 km southeast of Kingman and 241 km northwest of Phoenix – originated more than 20 years ago when he was working on AMT’s Copper Creek copper deposits in southern Arizona.

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