Benton Resources Corp.
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Benton Resources Corp.

September 09, 2009 14:32 ET

Benton Starts Phase II Drilling on High Grade Zones at Golden Harp Block a Option

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) - Benton Resources Corp (TSX VENTURE:BTC) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that they have began the second phase diamond drill program on the Copper Hill Block A property optioned from Golden Harp Resources Inc. ("Golden Harp"). The second phase program is designed to follow up on the previously released high grade results from the Cook Zone and to test the strike length of the MC Zone. The Cook Zone, where Benton's diamond drill program, completed in June, returned grades of 5.03 gpt Au over 8.5m in GH09-01, 11.9 gpt Au over 5.5m in GH09-02, and 21.41 gpt Au over 3.0m (including 40.2 gpt Au over 1.5m) in GH09-06 will be subject to the first three holes. The remaining bulk of the drilling will focus on the MC zone where exploration programs this summer identified a strike extensive coincident induced polarization chargeability response and soil geochemical anomaly up to 900m long. This target occurs along strike to the north west of the MC Zone where diamond drilling in 2008 by Golden Harp intersected 3.6 gpt gold over 9.0m (including 14.29 gpt Au over 2.0m) from hole GH-019. Benton has planned a substantial drill program to systematically test the new coincident soil and IP anomaly and the MC Zone. The Company will also continue prospecting and geological mapping programs to identify new targets on the project. Results from the program will be released as they are received and compiled. The Golden Harp Block A property is located approximately 100 km south of Timmins and 87 km southwest of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Benton is currently in the midst of earning up to a 70% interest in the property from Golden Harp Resources Inc. (Benton P.R March 12, 2009).

Benton currently has approximately $15.2 million in cash and in addition to holding various interests in a number of exploration projects, 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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Contact Information

  • For further information contact Stephen Stares @:
    611 Montreal Street
    Thunder Bay, ON P7E 3P2
    Phone (807)475-7474
    (807)475-7200 (FAX)
    www.bentonresources.com