SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

November 23, 2007 13:09 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Receives High Grade Zinc Results From Gem Property and Regains 100% Interest in Saganaga / Q-9 Gold Project

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - November 23, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") is pleased to report that high grade zinc assays have been received from the Ruby Hill showing on the Gem project located 140 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Nine grab samples taken over a 300 metre strike length along the new discovery returned zinc (Zn) values ranging from 46 to 130423 ppm (13% Zn; ppm = parts per million), 109 to 6287 ppm nickel (0.63% Ni), and 132 to 6413 ppm lead (0.64% Pb). The Ruby Hill showing occurs in an area of multiple coincident airborne magnetic highs and EM conductors associated with Archean-aged volcanic stratigraphy. Grid establishment is now being planned to be followed by ground geophysics to better define potential diamond drill targets. A mechanical trenching program was initiated but cancelled early due to inclement weather. Four other prospected areas located and sampled 0.5 to 6 kilometres from the Ruby Hill showing are currently being compiled.

Analytical Method

All samples were submitted to ISO:17025 accredited Accurassay Laboratories of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Precious metal values were extracted using aqua regia digestion with atomic absorption finish and an inductively coupled plasma finish for multi element analyses.

Benton would also like to announce that Teck Cominco Limited has elected not to continue the option to earn in on Benton's Saganaga and Q-9 gold project thus leaving Benton with 100% interest in the project. Benton is planning a drill program to follow up on Teck Cominco's last drill hole which intersected 5.5 grams per tonne (gpt) gold over 20 metres drilled in December 2006. Another areas that Benton will follow up is the Powell vein where drilling by a previous operator intersected 30 gpt over 5.9 metres.

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.

Contact Information

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    P7E 6J7
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