SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

May 06, 2008 13:02 ET

Benton Completes Two Airborne Surveys and Two Drill Programs

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the "Company") (TSX-V: BTC) is pleased to announce that geophysical airborne surveys have been completed on the Hope Brook property located in the southwest corner of Newfoundland and the Rim Property located 100 kilometres south of the Voisey's Bay nickel deposit in Labrador. New maps of the surveys will be posted on the company website when the data has been interpreted.

The Company would also like to announce the completion of the Armit Lake diamond drill program. A total of 2,151 metres in 13 drill holes have been completed. All split core samples have been delivered to Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay and results will be released as they are received and compiled.

The Company would also like to release the result of the recently completed drill program on the Bark Lake property. A total of 1,414 metres were completed in seven diamond drill holes testing various geophysical anomalies (magnetic and induced polarization (IP)) across the property. Two of the drill holes intersected the mineralized mafic-ultramafic intrusive rock unit that may represent the source of the high-grade mineralized boulders located due south (BTC NR October 5, 2007). Although the platinum (Pt) to palladium (Pd) ratios in the drill core and mineralized boulders are similar, additional drilling is required to determine the exact location of the mineralized boulders. The next drill phase on the Bark Lake property will target the distinct high magnetic anomaly to search for mineralized basal and potential feeder zones to the mineralized ultramafic body.

Results:

Hole_ID    From      To   Interval   Au    Pt    Pd    TPM    %Cu    %Ni
                           metres    ppb   ppb   ppb   g/t
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
BL-08-04    4.40    8.49    4.09     19    153   132   0.30   0.01  0.05
BL-08-05   53.89   66.51   12.62     32    116   70    0.22   0.05  0.10

About Benton Resources Corp:

Benton Resources Corp. (the "Company") is a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BTC. Benton's aggressive and experienced management team is focused on base and precious metal exploration. The Company's diverse property portfolio includes Canadian projects which are highly prospective for gold, uranium, platinum, palladium, nickel and copper. Benton Management believes the Company is extremely undervalued due to the present market conditions. The Company currently has approximately $20 million in working capital and an extremely prospective property portfolio.

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.

Contact Information

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

    Investor relations:
    First Canadian Capital Corp.
    Daniel Boase
    Phone (416) 742 5600
    Toll Free: 1-866-580-8891
    In U.S.A:
    The Windward Agency
    Kelly Boatright
    Phone (704) 588 8600