SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

November 16, 2007 10:03 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) to Aggressively Pursue Acquisition and Advancement of Copper-Nickel-Cobalt Projects

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - November 16, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") is pleased to announce the acquisition by staking of two new copper-nickel-cobalt (Cu-Ni-Co) projects in Labrador. The Delta property is located approximately 25km to the southeast of the Voisey's Bay Cu-Ni-Co deposit and the Rim property is located approximately 100 km south of the Voisey's Bay deposit.

The Delta property is situated in a geological setting consisting of mafic intrusive rocks (troctolitic and gabbroic) with coincident aeromagnetic features and locally anomalous copper, nickel, and cobalt in lake sediments. The Delta property is composed of two claim blocks totaling 184 units and is enclosed by CVRD Inco claims that are currently undergoing Ni-Cu-Co exploration.

The Rim property consists of seven claim blocks totaling 1566 claims units that cover similar geophysical and geochemical features noted in the Voisey's Bay deposit area. The project is situated along the rim of a large mid-Proterozoic intrusive complex and cut by numerous structures. Historical diamond drilling adjacent to the Rim property intersected high grade Cu-Ni-Co mineralization grading up to 10.2% Cu, 11.6% Ni, and 0.42% Co during the late 1990s (Donner Metals Ltd. website, www.donnermetals.com, SVB Project). Benton is planning an aggressive spring program on both projects.

Benton has also granted 25,000 options to an employee of the company exercisable at $0.93 for five years.

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 Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact
    Stephen Stares
    3290 Willard Ave
    Thunder Bay, Ont.
    P7E 6J7
    Phone (807)475-7474
    Fax (807)475-7200
    www.bentonresources.ca

    Investor relations:
    In Canada:
    First Canadian Capital
    Daniel Boase
    Phone (416) 742 5600
    Fax (416) 742 6410

    In U.S.A:
    The Windward Agency
    Kelly Boatright
    Phone (704) 588 8600