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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.

Continue reading at The Northern Miner.


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