SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

July 19, 2007 10:02 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Confirms Copper, Nickel and Cobalt Mineralization at the King Lake Project, Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") and partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") have received assays from an initial four grab samples collected from their King Lake project in Labrador and submitted to Accurassay Laboratories of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The samples verify that copper, nickel and cobalt mineralization is associated with the large conductive anomaly previously reported by Benton (PR dated June 7, 2007). The four samples were collected over a 750 metre strike length associated with a large, highly gossanous area. Individual assays returned values up to 2.02% copper, 0.86% nickel and 0.11% cobalt. Benton remains optimistic about this early stage project and is anticipating the complete results of the initial sampling program completed as follow-up to the airborne survey that was flown over the property in April of this year.

The King Lake Nickel project is located 60 km north of the world-class Voisey's Bay nickel deposit in Labrador and is host to numerous, high-grade nickel-copper showings that have returned up to 6.8% copper and 1.9% nickel.

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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