SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

November 15, 2006 12:41 ET

Benton (BTC.V) Acquires High-Grade Copper-Nickel Project in Voisey Bay Region of Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) or (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired by staking a 100% interest in the NBK Copper-Nickel-Cobalt Property located 60 kilometres north of Inco's Voisey Bay Copper-Nickel-Cobalt deposit. The NBK project consists of 5 licences totaling 282 claims. Previous work completed during the mid-1990s identified three areas of high-grade copper, nickel and cobalt mineralization within semi-massive to massive sulphides grading up to 1.9% copper, 1.77% nickel and 0.23% cobalt. The Company staked the ground when certain native land claims in Labrador became open to the general public recently. Benton's management believes this to be an important acquisition for the Company as they continue to expand their portfolio of high quality projects.

Benton would like to give notice of the resignation of Greg Pearson as V.P. of corporate development for the Company. Benton thanks Mr. Pearson for his support and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Corp., is the qualified person responsible for this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Corp.
"Stephen Stares"
Stephen Stares, President
THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities.

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    www.bentonresources.ca

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