Benton Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BEX

Benton Resources Inc.

September 18, 2014 09:00 ET

Benton Drilling Intersects Gold in the PW Zone at Cape Ray

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2014) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has confirmed the potential for discovering additional gold resources on its 100% owned Cape Ray gold project located in southwest Newfoundland along the Cape Ray fault. Results from the recent diamond drill program have significantly increased the potential of the PW zone which has returned grades of gold and silver with base metal credits. The PW zone is situated west of the 51 Deposit and is considered the eastern strike extent of the Windowglass Hill granite and mineralization. Highlights from the PW zone include DDH PB14-387 that intersected 7.01gpt Au with 16.7gpt Ag over 3.5m within a larger envelope of 2.42gpt Au with 10.4gpt Ag over 12.1m. Another 180m along strike to the west DDH PB14-385 intersected two intervals grading 5.03gpt Au with 14.8gpt Ag over 1.6m and 4.9gpt Au and 3.6gpt Ag over 1.5m within a larger mineralized envelope grading 0.56gpt Au with 1.9gpt Ag over 50.3m (all widths presented above are core length). The Company believes that the PW zone could represent the next new resource within the Cape Ray gold project and may increase the current historically outlined gold resources. To date the Company has completed a total of 15 exploratory drill holes testing various geophysical (IP / resistivity) and geochemical (lithogeochemical and soils) precious and base metal anomalies of which several remain to be evaluated. Assays for several holes in the current program are still pending and will be released once the Company has received and compiled the results. Benton is currently planning the next phase of exploration and drilling which is anticipated to commence soon. A table of results and a map showing the PW zone can be seen on the Company's website at www.bentonresources.ca.

The Cape Ray gold project is host to six gold deposits. Benton controls a 100% interest in 60km of strike length along the Cape Ray fault, a significant regional gold-bearing structure that hosts the Cape Ray deposits as well as Marathon Gold's Valentine Lake deposit located 120km to the northeast of Benton's claim position.

About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX)

Benton Resources Inc. is Canadian based junior currently focused on exploration at its 100% owned Cape Ray gold property. The Company is well funded with approximately $6.2 million in cash and $0.7 million in marketable securities.

Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,

Stephen Stares, President

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