Benton Resources Inc.

Benton Resources Inc.

August 07, 2013 12:43 ET

Benton Increases Land Position at Mealy Copper- Nickel- Platinum- Palladium Project

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2013) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") would like to announce that the company has acquired through staking an additional 271 claim units bringing its total land position to 1017 claim units representing approximately 261 square-kilometres within the Mealy Lake intrusion (the "Mealy Project"). The Mealy Project is contiguous and directly along strike of Altius Minerals Corp.'s ("Altius") 256 square-kilometre Natashquan property located approximately 140 kilometres southwest of Churchill Falls in Labrador. Altius has recently announced a new Ni-Cu-Co-PGE discovery and that they have entered into a joint venture agreement with Anglo American ("Anglo") whereby Anglo has the option to earn a 66-per-cent interest in the project through expenditures of $20-million over a five-year period. Exploration highlights from Altius' Nastashquan discovery include "2.68g/t combined Pt, Pd and Au (grab) - 6.14% Cu and 388ppb Pt - 1.04g/t combined Pt, Pd, Au and 1.06% Cu over 1.30m (channel) - 1.04 combined Pt, Pd, Au and 3.92% Cu over 1.00m (channel) - 2.49g/t combined Pt, Pd and Au and 1.07% Ni (grab) - several grab samples >7% Cu - soil samples up to 26,000ppm Cu" (

Benton is currently planning an airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey to be followed by geological mapping, prospecting, and soil sampling on anomalies identified from the new survey.

About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX):

Benton Resources Inc is a newly listed and well funded Canadian based junior with multiple joint ventures and a diversified property portfolio in Gold-Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements.

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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  • Benton Resources Inc.
    Stephen Stares
    (807)475-7200 (FAX)

    Benton Resources Inc.
    3250 Highway 130
    Rosslyn, ON P7K 0B1