SOURCE: Benton Resources Corp.

March 03, 2008 10:45 ET

New Airborne Coverage Initiated for Kingurutik Lake Ni-Co-Co Project in Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Benton Resources Corp. (TSX-V: BTC) ("Benton") is pleased to report that they have been notified by their joint venture partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") that a 1673 line-kilometre AeroTEM II airborne survey has been started on the remaining ground not covered by last year's survey on the Kingurutik Lake joint venture land package. The new airborne survey is designed to delineate conductive sources associated with nickel and copper mineralization similar to that discovered as part of the airborne follow-up program last summer.

To date a total of 324 grab samples have been collected from numerous conductive target areas identified by the 2007 survey. The selected samples from many of the targets returned encouraging nickel, copper, and cobalt values. Ground geophysical (UTEM) surveying over one of the targets, target "P," detected a strong conductive response that may form part of a future drill program. Target zones outlined by the 2007 airborne survey, which have been labeled alphabetically A through V, and rock sample results from these targets and a location map, have been posted on Benton's Web site at www.bentonresources.ca.

Teck Cominco is the operator of the J.V and is currently developing a follow-up exploration program for the 2008 field season. Teck Cominco can increase their interest from 50% to 60% by spending the next $4 million on exploration. Both companies remain optimistic about the potential of the project as the results demonstrate that most of the high priority electromagnetic anomalies have associated copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization at surface.

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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    www.bentonresources.ca

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