Benton Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BEX

Benton Resources Inc.

April 22, 2016 14:02 ET

Benton Stakes Iron Duke Gold Project in Sturgeon Lake Greenstone Belt

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2016) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") would like to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest through staking in the Iron Duke gold project located 20km east of the past producing Mattabi/Sturgeon Lake base metal deposits and 30km south of the past producing St. Anthony gold mine. The project is comprised of 47 units in 3 claims and covers the Quill Lake gold zone which has undergone limited exploration efforts. Historical diamond drilling (6 holes) for gold in the early 1990s by Noranda Exploration Inc. (Ontario MNDM assessment files) tested anomalous gold- and arsenic-in-soil geochemical samples and returned from trace to 2.2gpt gold over narrow widths of 0.91 metres or less. A second company, Excalibur Resources Ltd., drilled three more holes 5-6km along strike to the east from the Noranda drilling while exploring for base metals (Ontario MNDM assessment files). Excalibur's drilling also encountered anomalous gold values, the best being 11.8 metres grading 0.19gpt gold and 0.5m grading 1.07gpt gold. Given the widespread anomalous gold values the Company believes this to be an iron formation horizon prospective to host significant gold mineralization and merits follow-up work not only on the Quill Lake gold zone but within the immediate region. A map of the project can be viewed on the Company's website shortly. The Company cautions it has not verified the gold result.

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 which including the advanced Cape Ray Gold project under Option and Joint Venture with Nordmin Engineering.

Benton and Nordmin recently released a positive PEA on the Cape Ray project and filed a new NI 43-101 on SEDAR and which is also posted on the Company web site.

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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