SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

September 24, 2007 12:50 ET

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

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received assay results for an additional four diamond drill holes from the Bamoos area of the Company's 100% owned Bermuda Property.

The latest drilling continues to intersect significant Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and copper (Cu) mineralization on the south part of the Bamoos claim block, which is located on strike and immediately north of Marathon PGM Corp.'s Marathon deposit.

Hole BO-07-50 cut 51 metres grading 1.56gpt (grams per tonne) total precious metals (TPM = platinum + palladium + gold) and 0.28% copper, including higher grade sections of 2.2gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu over 24 metres and 5.4gpt TPM and 0.48% over 3 metres. BO-07-50 is located approximately 40 metres north of the Marathon PGM -- Benton property boundary and 50 metres south of the previously announced hole BO-07-48 (Sept 10, 2007 press release), which cut 1.91gpt TPM and 0.31% Cu over a 33 metre core length, including 6.0 metres grading 3.7gpt TPM and 0.21% Cu.

Results have also been received for holes BO-07-36, 37 and 38, drilled approximately 500 metres north of the Marathon PGM -- Benton property boundary. Hole BO-07-38 cut 9.55 metres grading 1.52 gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu. Hole BO-07-37, collared 60m east of hole 38, intersected 4.5 metres grading 0.78 gpt TPM and 0.12% Cu. Hole BO-07-36, located approximately 60 metres east of hole 37, was collared too far east and did not intersect the gabbro target.

Benton is eagerly awaiting results of the remaining drill holes, including holes BO-07-33, 46 and 47, which were drilled approximately 200 metres to the south of hole BO-06-20 (Benton's best hole to date). BO-06-20 cut 1.25gpt TPM and 0.58%Cu over 102 metres.

An autumn drilling program is scheduled to start up within 10 days. Approximately 6000 metres out of the scheduled 10,000 metre diamond drilling program has now been completed for the Bamoos area.

Following is a table of the four new drill holes:

                          Drill      True
Drill      FROM    TO    Interval  Thickness  Pt    Pd     Au     TPM   Cu
Hole        (m)    (m)      (m)       (m)     gpt   gpt    gpt    gpt   (%)
BO-07-50   64.5   115.5    51.0      48.5    0.36  1.10   0.10   1.56  0.28

  incl.    79.5   103.5    24.0      22.8    0.55  1.51   0.14   2.20  0.40

   and    109.5   112.5     3.0       2.9    0.74  4.35   0.31   5.40  0.48

BO-07-36  Target not intersected

BO-07-37  78.75   83.25    4.50       4.0    0.09  0.63   0.06   0.78  0.12

BO-07-38  81.95   91.50    9.55       8.0    0.27  1.15   0.10   1.52  0.40

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.

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