Benton continues to intercept PGMs and copper on Bermuda Property north of Marathon deposit.



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the
"Company") is pleased to announce the final results from the summer
exploration diamond drill program carried out in the Bamoos area of the
Company's 100% owned Bermuda Property.
    Results from the latest 7 diamond drill holes and previously released 12
holes completed in the Bamoos area continue to demonstrate that significant
platinum, palladium and copper mineralization over considerable thicknesses
extend north of the Marathon copper (Cu) and platinum group metals (PGM)
deposit on to Benton's property.
    Holes BO-07-51 and BO-07-55 were drilled approximately 45 meters (m)
north of the Benton - Marathon PGM boundary and undercut previously released
drill hole BO-07-50 (51m grading 1.56gpt (grams per tonne) total precious
metals (TPM = platinum + palladium + gold) and 0.28% copper (Cu), including
higher grading sections of 2.2gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu over 24m and 5.4gpt TPM and
0.48% over 3m. Hole BO-07-51 returned 59.5m grading 0.70m (including 4.5m of
1.15gpt TPM and 0.27% Cu and 6.0m of 2.0 gpt TPM and 0.48% Cu over 6m while
hole BO-07-55 returned 27.7m grading 0.88gpt TPM and 0.19% Cu including 3m of
3.84gpt TPM and 0.38% Cu.
    Holes BO-07-39, 43, 46, 47 and 53 were drilled north and west of holes 51
and 55, and were designed to test for multiple mineralized zones within the
thick gabbroic host unit. Of particular interest is diamond drill hole
BO-07-47, collared approximately 275m north of the Benton - Marathon PGM
property boundary. This hole cut two separate zones of mineralization,
including an upper magnetite zone grading 1.02gpt and 0.08% Cu over 7.0m and a
lower zone, interpreted as the northwest extension of the Marathon deposit
main zone, which cut 41.9m grading 0.89gpt TPM and 0.36%Cu (including higher
grade sections of 6m of 1.37gpt TPM and 0.33% Cu and 4.5m of 1.38gpt TPM and
0.62% Cu.
    Benton is continuing to drill on the property. A total of 15 drill holes
have now been completed on the Claw Lake Zone, located approximately 1.5 km
north of the Marathon deposit. Previous surface grab samples from trenches on
the Claw Lake Zone have returned values of up to 4.7 gpt TPM and 1.5% Cu.
Results of these drill holes will be released as they are received.

    Following is a table of the 7 final drill hole results:

    
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    Bermuda - Bamoos Drill Results
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                                 DRILL
    DRILL                        INTE-     PGM     Au     Pt     Pd    Cu
    HOLE         FROM       TO    RVAL    (gpt)  (gpt)  (gpt)  (gpt)   (%)
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    BO-07-39    80.80    82.50    1.70    2.18   0.18   0.46   1.55   0.02
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    BO-07-43     3.95     9.95    6.00    0.71   0.06   0.13   0.52   0.19
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    BO-07-46    48.95    53.80    4.85    1.07   0.11   0.25   0.71   0.04
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    BO-07-47   204.10   211.10    7.00    1.02   0.07   0.20   0.75   0.08
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               339.40   381.30   41.90    0.89   0.07   0.17   0.65   0.36
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    incl.      339.40   345.40    6.00    1.37   0.11   0.30   0.96   0.33
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               373.30   377.80    4.50    1.38   0.10   0.21   1.07   0.62
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    BO-07-51   127.50   187.00   59.50    0.70   0.06   0.16   0.48   0.15
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    incl.      129.00   133.50    4.50    1.15   0.09   0.25   0.81   0.27
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               144.00   150.00    6.00    2.00   0.16   0.34   1.50   0.48
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               165.00   167.90    2.90    3.02   0.16   0.55   2.31   0.18
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               181.05   182.50    1.45    2.15   0.25   0.51   1.39   0.60
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    BO-07-53   265.00   272.50    7.50    1.11   0.08   0.18   0.85   0.11
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    BO-07-55   150.00   177.70   27.70    0.88   0.06   0.23   0.59   0.19
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    incl.      150.00   153.00    3.00    3.84   0.18   1.04   2.62   0.38
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    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 REVEIWED 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.
    





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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