SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

September 05, 2007 10:09 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Receives New Results From the King Lake Copper-Nickel-Cobalt Project in Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") (TSX-V: BTC) is pleased to report the first batch of assays for grab samples collected from several conductive zones on the King Lake property in Labrador where it is in partnership with Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco"). The results confirm the occurrence of copper, nickel and cobalt mineralization on five separate zones being explored by the joint venture.

A total of 73 grab samples were collected from five conductive areas identified by an AeroTEM survey completed in April 2007. The conductive zones outlined by the airborne have been labeled Targets P, Q, S, G, and D. A summary of highlights follows:

Target P: 39 samples collected from a 700 metre by 300 metre zone returned assays grading up to 2.25% copper (Cu), 0.93% nickel (Ni), and 0.14% cobalt (Co). These significant results are consistent with the first four King Lake samples reported by Benton on July 18, 2007, which were also taken from this target area.

Target Q: 27 samples collected in two groups. The samples were gathered from two separate linear zones, 300 metres apart, with each zone measuring approximately 200 metres by 30 metres. Assays from Target Q graded up to 1.97% Cu, 0.70% Ni and 0.13% Co.

Target S: 3 samples collected from a 150 metre by 75 metre zone returned assays grading up to 1.90% Cu, 0.22% Ni and 0.14% Co. Samples from Target S also returned the highest gold and silver values at 674 ppb and 4.82 ppm respectively.

Target G: 2 samples collected 5 metres apart returned assays grading up to 1.00% Cu, 1.18% Ni, and 0.15% Co. The highest platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd) values came from these two samples, including 239 ppb Pd and 115 ppb Pt.

Target D: 2 samples collected 10 metres apart returned assays grading up to 0.24% Cu, 0.85% Ni and 0.06% Co.

In addition to the above areas, a single sample was collected from a showing discovered in the mid-1990s by Castle Rock Exploration ("CRE"). This showing is situated 6 km due south of Targets D and G and 10 km east of Targets P and Q. Assays from four samples reported by CRE contained values of 0.22% to 0.78% Cu and 0.23% to 0.86% Ni. This showing did not appear to have a conductive response based on the new AeroTEM survey and the single sample recently collected by Benton and Teck Cominco personnel returned 0.22% Cu, 0.49% Ni, and 0.04% Co.

Please visit Benton's website at for a complete table of all assay results and to view a map showing locations of the various conductive zones and samples taken.

Benton and Teck Cominco remain excited about the project as the results demonstrate that most of the high priority electromagnetic anomalies have associated copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization. Benton and Teck Cominco are now in the process of mobilizing a ground geophysics crew to the property to better define some of the large conductive zones and to prioritize potential diamond drill targets. A second batch of grab samples collected from the property has been submitted for assay and will be reported on when 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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