Benton Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : BTC

Benton Resources Corp.

September 24, 2009 11:39 ET

Benton Provides Exploration Update

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BTC),("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on its 100% owned Saganaga Gold Project. Drilling will target the Powell gold zone where historical drilling intersected 36.6 gpt Au over 5.3m, the newly discover Megan zone where channel sampling of trenches returned up to 61.2 gpt over 0.25m before the zone was lost in deep overburden, and the Starr Zone where Teck ("Teck") Resources Limited's final hole of an 11-hole program intersected 5.36 gpt Au over 20.0m. Teck held the Saganaga gold property under option from Benton during 2006. The drill program results will be release as they are received and compiled.

As well, the diamond drill program continues on the Company's Copper Hill Block A property optioned from Golden Harp Resources Inc.

Benton is a Canadian based junior with multiple joint ventures and a diversified property portfolio in Gold, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements which can be view on the company's web site post below. The company currently has approximately $15.0 million in cash, owns a 34.3% interest in Coro Mining Corp (TSX:COP), holds an approximate 5% interest in Marathon PGM Corp (TSX:MAR) and retains a 2% Net Smelter Royalty on the northern portion of the Marathon PGM deposit.

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

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

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