SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

June 07, 2007 10:22 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Identifies Large Conductive Anomalies on King Lake Nickel Property 60km North of Voisey's Bay Deposit

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") and its partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") have received a final report from Aeroquest Limited on the recently completed airborne survey at the King Lake Nickel project in Labrador, located 60 km north of the world class Voisey's Bay nickel deposit. The King Lake nickel project is host to numerous, high-grade nickel-copper showings that have returned up to 6.8% copper and 1.9% nickel. The airborne geophysical survey located several strong electromagnetic anomalies on the property including a large conductive zone which measures greater than 400 metres wide by 1000 metres long. This large conductive zone is coincident with a moderate magnetic anomaly, a rusty gossanous outcrop, and many nickel-copper-cobalt lake sediment anomalies similar to those in the vicinity of the Voisey's Bay deposit. The conductive zone is also spatially related to the outer rim of a large intrusion and east-west oriented structures, comparable to the environment noted at the Voisey's Bay deposit.

Benton is excited about the results and believes the conductors could represent possible nickel-rich and copper-rich sulphide zones. Ground follow-up efforts are scheduled to begin in mid to late June. Airborne survey maps which demonstrate the similarities between King Lake and Voisey's Bay can be found on Benton's website at www.bentonresources.ca/.

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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