SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

October 24, 2007 09:43 ET

Benton Discovers New Zinc Showing on Recently Staked Gem Property

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp ("Benton" or the "Company") (TSX-V: BTC) is pleased to report that it has recently acquired by staking a new copper-zinc project.

Recent prospecting on the Gem Property, located north of Thunder Bay, Ontario in the Garden Lake Greenstone Belt, has identified several large gossanous outcrops with local pods of massive sulphides consisting of pyrrhotite, pyrite, sphalerite and galena mineralization. This new showing, named Ruby Hill, is currently the focus of a mechanical trenching program initiated to expose the extent and nature of the base metal mineralization.

The property is host to numerous coincident electromagnetic airborne conductive anomalies and aeromagnetic highs identified by a government geophysical airborne survey released in 2000. Conductive responses in the immediate area of the newly discovered base metal mineralization range from weak to strong and stretch for more than 1.2 kilometres along the strike of the host country rock.

Research of the government assessment files indicates that very little exploration has taken place in the area. Several diamond drill collars have been located approximately two kilometres across strike to the south of the new base metal discovery.

The Gem Property is a significant new addition to Benton's already large prospective property portfolio. Prospecting and mechanical trenching will continue with grid establishment, geological mapping, and ground geophysical surveys (magnetics and electromagnetics (MaxMin)) currently being designed. Grab samples of the mineralization have been collected and submitted to Accurassay Laboratories of Thunder Bay, Ontario. These results are currently pending and will be reported on when received.

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

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Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Stephen Stares
    611 Montreal Street,
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 3P2
    Phone (807) 475-7474
    Fax (807) 475-7200
    www.bentonresources.ca

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    Daniel Boase
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