SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

August 15, 2007 11:38 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Receives Confirmation of Additional Ground Acquisition From Partner on the King Lake Project in Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") (TSX-V: BTC) has received notification from its partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") that they have elected to participate and add the 788 claim units recently staked by Benton to the King Lake Project. The Property now totals 1793 contiguous claims contained in an area measuring approximately 30 by 15 kilometres in size. This additional ground is subject to the terms and condition of Benton's and Teck Cominco's original agreement.

Benton and Teck Cominco completed an initial exploration program of prospecting and mapping in July and are currently awaiting results. Four grab samples collected and submitted by Benton's management from the King Lake project in June verify that copper, nickel and cobalt mineralization is associated with a the large conductive anomaly and coincident gossanous zone (PR dated June 7, 2007). The four samples returned values ranging from 0.43 to 2.02% copper, 0.06 to 0.86% nickel, and 0.07 to 0.11% cobalt. Benton and Teck Cominco are currently planning the next exploration phase consisting of ground geophysics and additional geological mapping.

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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