Benton intercepts wide zones of PGMs and copper on Bermuda Property north of Marathon deposit



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. (the "Company")
is pleased to announce that it has received assay results from the first 11
diamond drill holes on the Bamoos area and 3 holes from the Wullie Lake area
at the Company's 100% owned Bermuda Property. The results continue to show
that the large system of PGM (Platinum Group Metals) and copper mineralization
situated on Benton's property has potential to host a significant resource.
    The latest results are very encouraging and primarily come from a 3 hole
fence drilled 100 meters north of the Marathon PGM Corp's main deposit.
Diamond drill hole BO-07-48 intercepted 1.91gpt (grams per tonne) TPM (Total
Precious Metals = platinum + palladium + gold) and 0.31% Cu (Copper) over a 33
metre core length, which included 6.0 metres grading 3.7gpt TPM and 0.21% Cu.
Hole BO-07-49, collared 100 metres behind (to the west) of BO-07-48, returned
0.918 gpt TPM and 0.19% Cu over a 53.6 metre core length, including 13.5
meters grading 1.49 gpt TPM and 0.34%Cu. In addition, hole BO-07-54 was
collared 250 metres behind (to the west) of hole BO-07-48 and intersected
2.19gpt TPM and 0.31% Cu over 23.45 metres, including 4.27gpt TPM with 0.38%
Cu over 4.50 metres. All three holes were drilled at an azimuth of 090 degrees
with dips at -50 degrees.
    Hole BO-07-30, drilled 500 metres to the north of the Marathon Deposit,
cut 13.5 metres grading 1.26gpt TPM and 0.10% Cu.
    Benton has now completed approximately 6000 metres out of the scheduled
10,000 metre diamond drilling program for the Bamoos area. Drilling has been
temporarily halted and the Company is compiling all received and incoming data
before planning the next series of holes. More results from the current drill
program are expected to be announced shortly.
    Recently Marathon PGM Corp (MAR) has undertaken a full feasibility study
on the Marathon deposit, which now has a measured and indicated resource of
2.6 million ounces TPM and 462 million pounds of copper (MAR P.R Feb 19,
2007), with a production decision expected soon. That deposit has been drill
tested up to Benton's south boundary and Benton management believes that the
northern extension of MAR's deposit has been outlined on the Bermuda property.
    At the Bermuda property's Wullie Lake area, located approximately 10km to
the west of the Bamoos drilling, the company drilled 3 holes from 2 widely
spaced set ups. All thee holes intercepted thick zones of copper
mineralization grading up to 0.26% over 33 metres, including 14.5 metres
grading 0.44% copper. The Company is currently assessing the data to determine
the next phase of drilling around Wullie Lake.
    The Company is also currently in negotiations for a 10,000 metre diamond
drill contract for the Sally Lake and Area 41 targets located approximately
13km west of the Bamoos area. Drilling by Benton at Area 41 in December 2006
intersected 68 metres grading 1.25gpt TPM and 0.28% copper. Following is a
table of new drill results from the Bamoos and Wullie Lake areas. All Samples
were submitted to Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

    
    List of drill holes:
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                             Drill   TRUE
                             Thick- Thick-  Pt    Pd    Au    TPM   Cu    Ni
    Hole        FROM    TO    ness   ness   ppb   ppb   ppb   ppb   ppm   ppm
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BO-07-27    3.95  34.60  30.65  28.00   101   199    40   340  1528   201
    incl.      26.30  28.90   2.60   2.40   229   741    84  1054  2426   266
    (which
     incl.)    26.30  27.40   1.10   1.00   388   941   137  1466  3079   316
    and        77.50  79.90   2.40   2.10   163   495    62   719  1338   186

    BO-07-28   62.00  70.55   8.55   8.00   101   232    23   356   831   167

    BO-07-29   100.2  102.7    2.5    2.4   187   561    48   796  1710   138

    BO-07-30   67.75  83.80  16.05  12.80   289   891    81  1261  1057   357
    incl.      77.50  80.50   3.00   2.50   527  2129   158  2814  1464   456

    BO-07-31    50.1     53    2.9    2.9   163    50    10   223   178   187

    BO-07-34   19.05  31.50  12.45  12.00   272   427   129   828  1754   209
    incl.      21.85  26.35   4.50   4.30   496   761   160  1417  2778   212

    BO-07-35   57.50  62.50   5.00   4.80    74   104    30   208  1804   143

    BO-07-35A  29.20  33.50   4.30   4.10   102   247    38   387  2746   270

    BO-07-48   34.00  67.00  33.00  28.00   491  1282   137  1910  3096   183
    incl.      35.50  40.00   4.50   3.80   799  1649   243  2691  4020   275
    and        53.50  64.00  10.50   8.90   682  1970   115  2766  2476   149
    incl.      53.50  59.50   6.00   5.10   930  2582   150  3662  2183   124

    BO-07-49   22.35  75.95  53.60  44.00   242   609    67   918  1930   246
    incl.      40.00  44.50   4.50   3.70   437   889   151  1477  2793   283
    (which
     incl.)    49.00  52.00   3.00   2.50   468  1552   122  2142  4002   497
    and        58.00  71.50  13.50  11.10   385   994   111  1490  3404   307

    BO-07-54  172.15 195.60  23.45  23.00   426  1608   152  2186  3124   183
    incl.     175.15 179.65   4.50   4.40   972  3077   223  4272  3775   223
    (which
     incl.)   175.15 176.55   1.40   1.30  1859  4961   269  7089  3906   239
    and       184.15 189.60   5.45   5.30   428  2118   162  2708  4786   221
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    WULLIE
     LAKE
     AREA

    SL-07-12    2.50   9.65   7.15   6.50    28     5     9    43  2102   171
               25.00  54.50  29.50  28.00    19    11     7    38  2089   139
    incl.      31.60  44.50  12.90  11.50    20    18    11    49  3628   243
              125.10 143.00  17.90  15.00    39    45    22   106  1638    53
              155.00 161.00   6.00   6.00    44    69    57   171  1134   125

    SL-07-13    1.90  11.00   9.10   6.50     6     1     7    13  1859   133
               27.00  60.00  33.00  28.00    34    13    11    58  2636   219
    incl.      34.50  49.00  14.50  11.50    45    23    15    83  4358   378
              137.00 140.40   3.40   3.00    70   155    28   254  1794   479
              157.80 168.10  10.30   9.00    12    45    25    83  1004   120

    SL-07-14   27.50  33.25   5.75   5.00    20     1     1    22  1347    73
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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,
Ontario, P7E 6J7, Phone: (807) 475-7474, Fax: (807) 475-7200,
www.bentonresources.ca; Investor relations: First Canadian Capital, Daniel
Boase, Phone: (416) 742-5600, Fax: (416) 742-6410

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