SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

February 22, 2008 09:34 ET

Benton Mobilizes Drill to New High Grade Nickel, Copper, Platinum and Palladium Discovery at Bark Lake

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - February 22, 2008) - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Company has mobilized a drill to the Bark Lake project. The first phase drill program will consist of 5-7 holes totaling a minimum of 1000 metres of drilling. The program will focus on testing moderate to strong induced polarization anomalies coincidental with magnetic anomalies. These anomalies lie within close proximity to high grade base and precious metal surface samples which returned individual assays grading up to 1.5% Nickel, 1.2% Copper, 2.6 grams per tonne (gpt) Platinum, 1.4gpt Palladium and 0.7gpt gold. 12 out of the 16 samples taken from the area returned results higher in Platinum than Palladium. Management believes the project has excellent potential and results of the diamond drilling program will be released as they are received.

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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Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:

    Stephen Stares
    611 Montreal Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 3P2
    Phone (807) 475-7474
    Fax (807) 475-7200
    www.bentonresources.ca

    Investor relations:

    In Canada:
    First Canadian Capital
    Daniel Boase
    Phone (416) 742 5600
    Fax (416) 742 6410

    In U.S.A:
    The Windward Agency
    Kelly Boatright
    Phone (704) 588 8600