SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

September 18, 2007 13:00 ET

Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Receives Notice That Its Partner Tri-Gold Resources Corp. Intends to Drill Sibley Uranium Project

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") is pleased to report that their joint venture partner Tri-Gold Resources Corp. ("Tri-Gold") has notified Benton that preparations are being made to drill a minimum of four diamond drill holes on the Sibley Basin uranium property. Tri-Gold Resources has the exclusive rights and option to earn up to a sixty (60) percent interest in the project by spending the first one million dollars on exploration. After the earn-in costs have been incurred Benton and Tri-Gold will form at Joint Venture on a 40:60 basis. This initial phase of drilling on the Sibley Basin project is designed largely for geological purposes, by means of testing a series of conductive zones in the central portion of the property, as interpreted from the airborne MegaTEM survey carried out in January 2007. The target zone is also well sited proximal to modeled basement lineaments (faults), as derived from the aeromagnetic data. Such a setting is similar to unconformity-style and basement-hosted uranium mineralization found in the Athabaska Basin and believed to exist within the Sibley Basin. This drill program will assist greatly in characterizing the depth and nature of the basement floor rocks and the overlying sediments. Drilling is scheduled to commence towards the end of September 2007.

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.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:

    Stephen Stares
    3290 Willard Ave
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    P7E 6J7
    Phone: (807) 475-7474
    Fax: (807) 475-7200
    www.bentonresources.ca

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    Daniel Boase
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