SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

March 18, 2008 14:55 ET

Diamond Drill Mobilized to Armit Lake Property

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) (PINKSHEETS: BNRJF) ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to report that in addition to ongoing drilling at Bark Lake, a diamond drill rig has now arrived at the 100% owned Armit Lake Property and coring will start immediately. The program at Armit will encompass at least 15 drill holes for a minimum of 2000 metres and is designed to test numerous ground geophysical anomalies, magnetic and MaxMin electromagnetic (EM) conductors. Some of the EM anomalies are associated with sulphide-chert-magnetite iron formation while others are covered by overburden. Individual selected grab samples collected by Company personnel returned assays grading up to 25.4 gram per tonne gold and 1.24% copper associated with the iron formations and up to 4.17% nickel associated with ultramafic bodies in close proximity to the iron formations.

Poor access to the property has hampered historical exploration efforts however new logging roads have greatly improved access. A search of the government assessment files indicate the targets to be tested have seen virtually no historical ground work. The results of the drill program will be released as they are 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

THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:

    Stephen Stares
    3290 Willard Ave.
    Thunder Bay, Ont.
    P7E 6J7
    Phone (807)475-7474
    Fax (807)475-7200

    Investor relations:

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    First Canadian Capital
    Daniel Boase
    Phone (416) 742 5600
    Fax (416) 742 6410

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    Kelly Boatright
    Phone (704) 588 8600