Benton Resources Inc.

Benton Resources Inc.

October 09, 2013 09:49 ET

Benton Stakes Additional Ground and Updates Exploration Activities at Cape Ray, Newfoundland

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 9, 2013) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has staked an additional 108 claim units contiguous to the Cape Ray project bringing the total land holding to 657 claim units (16,425 hectares). These new claim units encompass several areas of highly prospective ground proximal to the Cape Ray deposits and where historical drilling intersected highly anomalous values of Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver and Gold. Other historical work in the area included a glacial till sampling program from which heavy mineral concentrates were processed that yielded assays up to 3.06gpt Gold for which the source has yet to be explained.

Current ongoing ground exploration consisting of prospecting, soil geochemical sampling, line-cutting, geological mapping and an Induce Polarization geophysical survey are underway and results of the metallurgical test work being completed on the 150 kilogram mini bulk sample submitted to Met-Solve Laboratories (see Benton Resources NR August 29, 2013) are expected shortly.

About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX)

Benton Resources Inc. is a well-funded Canadian-based junior with approximately $7 million in cash and $1.4 million in equities with multiple joint ventures and a diversified property portfolio in Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements.

Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,

Stephen Stares, President


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