Benton continues to intercept PGM's and Copper at AREA 41



    THUNDER BAY, ON, July 22 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the
"Company", BTC:TSX-V) is pleased to report results of the remaining four drill
holes on the Area 41 zone located 12km northwest of the Marathon Copper-PGE
deposit. Highlights of the drilling include 39.0m grading 0.18% Copper and
1.37gpt TPM (total precious metals = Pt+Pd+Au). The results of the drilling
and surface sampling to date on the Area 41 zone continually demonstrate the
continuity of the zone for at least 900m in strike length and exhibits similar
grades and thicknesses to the Marathon deposit.

    
      Hole     FROM    TO    LENGTH   Au gpt   Pt gpt  Pd gpt  TPM gpt   %Cu

    SL-08-22   117.5  156.5   39.0     0.17     0.45    0.74    1.37    0.18
     includes  117.5  131.0   13.5     0.28     0.49    0.95    1.73    0.19
     and       171.5  174.5    3.0     0.21     1.26    1.70    3.17    0.16
     and       230.0  234.5    4.5     0.15     0.28    1.02    1.45    0.41

    SL-08-23    41.0   57.5   16.5     0.12     0.46    0.72    1.30    0.14
     includes   45.5   50.0    4.5     0.17     0.76    1.14    2.06    0.13

    SL-08-24    75.0  101.0   26.0     0.10     0.22    0.45    0.77    0.13
     includes   75.0   84.5    9.5     0.12     0.33    0.56    1.01    0.11

    SL-08-25   164.0  168.5    4.5     0.10     0.21    0.49    0.79    0.23
    

    Benton is planning further drilling on the Area 41 to determine the size
of the deposit.
    Results for six drill holes completed through the Sally Lake oxide
(magnetite) zone are still pending and will be released when they are received
and compiled.
    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.





For further information:

For further information: Stephen Stares, 3290 Willard Ave, Thunder Bay,
Ont., P7E 6J7, Phone (807) 475-7474, Fax (807) 475-7200,
www.bentonresources.ca; Investor relations: In Canada: First Canadian Capital,
Daniel Boase, Phone (416) 742-5600, Fax (416) 742-6410; In U.S.A: The Windward
Agency, Kelly Boatright, Phone (704) 588-8600

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