THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2016) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that Benton has staked 20 claims located 2.5km along trend and contiguous to Altius Minerals' ("Altius") Alder Zone. Benton acquired the ground through a recent staking rush and was fortunate enough secure a favourable land position prior to other competing parties who were pursuing the same claim package. On September 20, 2016 (see Altius PR), Altius announced the discovery of wide-spread and high-grade gold occurrences on their Wilding Lake Project, containing the Alder Zone, located northeast of Marathon's Valentine Lake deposits. The discoveries are described by Altius as follows:
"Mineralization at the Alder Zone occurs as coarse, free gold in association with chalcopyrite, rare scheelite, and gold-silver telluride, in association with tourmaline bearing quartz veins. One hundred and seven cut channel samples collected to date from outcrop in trenches have yielded uncut gold values ranging up to 13.9 g/t over 4.0 m, 5.4 g/t over 3.6 m, and 49.3 g/t over 4.6 m (including 279 g/t gold over 0.9 m). Several additional gold occurrences in outcrop and float have also been discovered by reconnaissance prospecting along trend up to 3.5 km away from the Alder Zone. Also, two initial grab samples from a recently exposed pyrite-bearing shear zone occurrence named Jigger, located 15.2 km to the northeast, have returned results of 8.4 and 19.7 g/t gold in grab samples."
Benton will deploy prospectors to the project shortly in order to evaluate the geology, mineralization and overall potential of the project.
In addition, Benton would like to announce that it has staked an additional 4 claims to increase the size of its recently acquired Iron Duke project to 91 units in aggregate. Trenching is currently underway to open the areas where the Company obtained anomalous gold values including areas where sampling returned grades from trace up to 20 g/t Au in grab samples. Results of this program will be released once received and compiled by the Company.
About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX)
Benton Resources Inc is a well-funded Canadian-based junior with 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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