SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

May 24, 2007 11:42 ET

Benton and Grandcru Receive Uranium Results From the First of Several New Radioactive Zones at Sibley Basin

THUNDER BAY, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") (TSX-V: BTC) and its joint venture partner Grandcru Resources Corp ("Grandcru") are pleased to announce assay results from the first of several new radioactive zones discovered by initial recent prospecting efforts on the South Sibley block of claims. Assays from the first eight grab samples collected from the area demonstrate very encouraging results returning up to 0.21% U308 (4.2 pounds per ton). This new zone is located approximately 350 kilometres north east of the Goodmorning Lake fault and can be traced for more than 200 meters along strike. Benton and Grandcru are extremely excited about the new discoveries as the project has excellent road accessibility and lies only a few kilometres north of the Trans Canada Highway and power lines. Prospecting is ongoing and results from other highly radioactive zone are anticipated within the next few weeks.

In addition to the discovery of new uranium showings an airborne survey covering approximately 580-line kilometres (50 square kilometres) has been completed and is currently being interpreted. The airborne survey will help prioritize potential drill targets associated with the underlying unconformity in the search for Athabaskan-type uranium mineralization.

The South Sibley block is one of three blocks of claims in the Sibley Basin area near Thunder Bay, Ontario, that Benton has joint ventured to Grandcru. The Property hosts numerous historical uranium showings in the footwall Archean rocks associated with either quartz-hematite breccia in fault structures or pegmatitic dike swarms. The mineralization consists of uraninite in pegmatite and uraniferous flourapatite in the fault zone. Historical assays completed by the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) in the 1980s returned values of up to 0.57% U3O8 in grab samples associated with the quartz-hematite breccia. The occurrences are situated in granitic terrain with high background uranium levels. The granite continues eastward beneath the unconformity at the base of the Proterozoic-aged Sibley sediments located immediately adjacent to the uranium occurrences.

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
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