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



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. (the "Company")
is pleased to announce that it has received assay results for an additional
four diamond drill holes from the Bamoos area of the Company's 100% owned
Bermuda Property.
    The latest drilling continues to intersect significant Platinum Group
Metals (PGMs) and copper (Cu) mineralization on the south part of the Bamoos
claim block, which is located on strike and immediately north of Marathon PGM
Corp.'s Marathon deposit.
    Hole BO-07-50 cut 51 metres grading 1.56gpt (grams per tonne) total
precious metals (TPM = platinum + palladium + gold) and 0.28% copper,
including higher grade sections of 2.2gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu over 24 metres and
5.4gpt TPM and 0.48% over 3 metres. BO-07-50 is located approximately 40
metres north of the Marathon PGM - Benton property boundary and 50 metres
south of the previously announced hole BO-07-48 (Sept 10, 2007 press release),
which cut 1.91gpt TPM and 0.31% Cu over a 33 metre core length, including 6.0
metres grading 3.7gpt TPM and 0.21% Cu.
    Results have also been received for holes BO-07-36, 37 and 38, drilled
approximately 500 metres north of the Marathon PGM - Benton property boundary.
Hole BO-07-38 cut 9.55 metres grading 1.52 gpt TPM and 0.40% Cu. Hole
BO-07-37, collared 60m east of hole 38, intersected 4.5 metres grading 0.78
gpt TPM and 0.12% Cu. Hole BO-07-36, located approximately 60 metres east of
hole 37, was collared too far east and did not intersect the gabbro target.
    Benton is eagerly awaiting results of the remaining drill holes,
including holes BO-07-33, 46 and 47, which were drilled approximately 200
metres to the south of hole BO-06-20 (Benton's best hole to date). BO-06-20
cut 1.25gpt TPM and 0.58%Cu over 102 metres.
    An autumn drilling program is scheduled to start up within 10 days. 
Approximately 6000 metres out of the scheduled 10,000 metre diamond drilling
program has now been completed for the Bamoos area.

    Following is a table of the four new drill holes:

    
                              Drill      True
    Drill       FROM    TO   Interval  Thickness  Pt    Pd    Au    TPM   Cu
    Hole         (m)    (m)    (m)       (m)      gpt   gpt   gpt   gpt   (%)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BO-07-50    64.5  115.5    51.0      48.5    0.36  1.10  0.10  1.56  0.28

    incl.       79.5  103.5    24.0      22.8    0.55  1.51  0.14  2.20  0.40

    and        109.5  112.5     3.0       2.9    0.74  4.35  0.31  5.40  0.48

    BO-07-36   Target
                 not
             intersected

    BO-07-37   78.75  83.25    4.50       4.0    0.09  0.63  0.06  0.78  0.12

    BO-07-38   81.95  91.50    9.55       8.0    0.27  1.15  0.10  1.52  0.40
    

    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,
Ontario, P7E 6J7, Phone (807) 475-7474, Fax (807) 475-7200,
www.bentonresources.ca; Investor relations: First Canadian Capital Corp.,
Daniel Boase, Phone (416) 742-5600, Toll Free: 1-866-580-8891

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