SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

November 14, 2007 14:46 ET

Benton Continues to Intercept PGMs and Copper on Bermuda Property North of Marathon Deposit

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the final results from the summer exploration diamond drill program carried out in the Bamoos area of the Company's 100% owned Bermuda Property.

Results from the latest 7 diamond drill holes and previously released 12 holes completed in the Bamoos area continue to demonstrate that significant platinum, palladium and copper mineralization over considerable thicknesses extend north of the Marathon copper (Cu) and platinum group metals (PGM) deposit on to Benton's property.

Holes BO-07-51 and BO-07-55 were drilled approximately 45 meters (m) north of the Benton -- Marathon PGM boundary and undercut previously released drill hole BO-07-50 (51m grading 1.56gpt (grams per tonne) total precious metals (TPM = platinum + palladium + gold) and 0.28% copper (Cu), including higher grading sections of 2.2gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu over 24m and 5.4gpt TPM and 0.48% over 3m. Hole BO-07-51 returned 59.5m grading 0.70m (including 4.5m of 1.15gpt TPM and 0.27% Cu and 6.0m of 2.0 gpt TPM and 0.48% Cu over 6m while hole BO-07-55 returned 27.7m grading 0.88gpt TPM and 0.19% Cu including 3m of 3.84gpt TPM and 0.38% Cu.

Holes BO-07-39, 43, 46, 47 and 53 were drilled north and west of holes 51 and 55, and were designed to test for multiple mineralized zones within the thick gabbroic host unit. Of particular interest is diamond drill hole BO-07-47, collared approximately 275m north of the Benton -- Marathon PGM property boundary. This hole cut two separate zones of mineralization, including an upper magnetite zone grading 1.02gpt and 0.08% Cu over 7.0m and a lower zone, interpreted as the northwest extension of the Marathon deposit main zone, which cut 41.9m grading 0.89gpt TPM and 0.36%Cu (including higher grade sections of 6m of 1.37gpt TPM and 0.33% Cu and 4.5m of 1.38gpt TPM and 0.62% Cu.

Benton is continuing to drill on the property. A total of 15 drill holes have now been completed on the Claw Lake Zone, located approximately 1.5 km north of the Marathon deposit. Previous surface grab samples from trenches on the Claw Lake Zone have returned values of up to 4.7 gpt TPM and 1.5% Cu. Results of these drill holes will be released as they are received.

Following is a table of the 7 final drill hole results:

Bermuda - Bamoos Drill Results


  DRILL                         DRILL    PGM   Au    Pt    Pd
  HOLE        FROM      TO     INTERVAL (gpt) (gpt) (gpt) (gpt)  Cu(%)

BO-07-39      80.80    82.50     1.70   2.18  0.18  0.46  1.55   0.02

BO-07-43       3.95     9.95     6.00   0.71  0.06  0.13  0.52   0.19

BO-07-46      48.95    53.80     4.85   1.07  0.11  0.25  0.71   0.04

BO-07-47     204.10   211.10     7.00   1.02  0.07  0.20  0.75   0.08

             339.40   381.30    41.90   0.89  0.07  0.17  0.65   0.36

       incl. 339.40   345.40     6.00   1.37  0.11  0.30  0.96   0.33

             373.30   377.80     4.50   1.38  0.10  0.21  1.07   0.62

BO-07-51     127.50   187.00    59.50   0.70  0.06  0.16  0.48   0.15

       incl. 129.00   133.50     4.50   1.15  0.09  0.25  0.81   0.27

             144.00   150.00     6.00   2.00  0.16  0.34  1.50   0.48

             165.00   167.90     2.90   3.02  0.16  0.55  2.31   0.18

             181.05   182.50     1.45   2.15  0.25  0.51  1.39   0.60

BO-07-53     265.00   272.50     7.50   1.11  0.08  0.18  0.85   0.11

BO-07-55     150.00   177.70    27.70   0.88  0.06  0.23  0.59   0.19

       incl. 150.00   153.00     3.00   3.84  0.18  1.04  2.62   0.38

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 REVEIWED 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, Ont.
    P7E 6J7
    Phone: (807)475-7474
    Fax: (807)475-7200
    www.bentonresources.ca

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    Daniel Boase
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