SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

November 02, 2007 13:24 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Receives Final 2007 Assay Results From the Kingurutik Lake Copper-Nickel-Cobalt Project in Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") is pleased to report that the last batch of assays have been received for grab samples collected from this past summer's exploration program at the Kingurutik Lake (previously King Lake) property in Labrador which it holds with joint venture partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco"). The results further confirm the presence of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co) mineralization associated with numerous, separate conductive zones across this large project currently being explored by the joint venture.

The new results, which are for samples collected from several smaller but significant conductive areas show individual grab sample assays up to 6.0% Cu, 1.18% Ni and 0.26% Co. These significant new results continue to confirm the potential on the property for the discovery of a large magmatic Cu, Ni and Co type deposit.

To date, a total of 324 grab samples have been collected from several conductive target areas identified by an AeroTEM survey completed in April 2007. The target zones outlined by the airborne survey have been labeled alphabetically A through V and sample results for these targets, along with a location map, have been posted on Benton's Web site at www.bentonresources.ca.

The company remains excited about the project as the results demonstrate that most of the high priority electromagnetic anomalies have associated copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization.

In addition, the joint venture has now completed partial ground geophysical (UTEM) surveying over several targets on the property to better define some of the large conductive zones (as defined by the airborne survey) and to prioritize potential diamond drill targets. Results from the survey will be released when received and compiled.

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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