Benton intersects more high grade gold on Block A property



    TSX-V: BTC

    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 25 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp (BTC: TSX.V,
"Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that results for the
remaining five drill holes GH09-01 and GH09-04 to GH09-07 have now been
received on the Golden Harp Block A option located 30 km west of Gowganda,
Ontario. The purpose of the drill program was to verify gold (Au)
mineralization intersected in historic drilling on the Cook Zone as well as to
test the continuity of the mineralization at depth and on strike.
    The Company is pleased with the results of the diamond drill program that
produced several excellent intercepts such as GH09-01: 8.5 metres (m) grading
5.03 gram per tonne (gpt) Au and GH09-06: 3.0m grading 21.41 gpt Au, including
1.5 metres of 40.2 gpt Au. These intersections complement the drill results
released last week (Benton PR June 18, 2009) such as GH09-02, which cut a
down-hole intercept of 5.5m grading 11.9 gpt Au. This successful drill
campaign contributes to the understanding of the geometry, geology, and
control of the gold mineralization and will be used to help plan the next
drill program.

    
      Table of assay composites for the first holes received is as follows:

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    Drill Hole              From (m)       To (m)     Length (m)     Au (gpt)
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    GH09-01                  204.9         234.3         29.4          2.10
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            includes         214.1         222.6          8.5          5.03
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            includes         220.1         222.6          2.5         10.73
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    GH09-04                  125.7         127.2          1.5          2.62
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                 and         143.5         145.1          1.6          2.13
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                 and         166.7         169.4          2.7          1.19
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    GH09-05                  196.5         204.0          7.5          0.69
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            includes         201.0         202.5          1.5          1.72
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    GH09-06                  174.5         177.5          3.0         21.41
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            includes         176.0         177.5          1.5         40.20
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    GH09-07                  122.0         123.3          1.3           1.5
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    Surface exploration is well underway with the establishment of a 41
kilometre (km) grid. Ground geophysics (magnetics and induced polarization)
and a soil sampling survey are currently in progress. Follow-up prospecting
and geological mapping will begin in early July. The new grid extends
southeast from the Cook Zone through to the MC Zone discovered by Golden Harp
in 2008. The MC Zone, located 1.3 km east-southeast of the Cook Zone, is
hosted in a thick package of pyritic, green carbonate, albite and hematite
altered ultramafic and mafic volcanic rocks. To date five holes have tested
the MC Zone over a strike length of 220m. All holes intersected widespread
anomalous gold mineralization with some of the better down hole mineralized
intervals returning 44.0m of 0.89 gpt Au (including 2.0m of 4.01 gpt Au) from
hole GH-025 and 9.0m of 3.6 gpt Au (including 2.0m grading 14.29 gpt Au) from
hole GH-019. After completion of the current and follow-up ground work is
compiled the data will be used to help devise a second phase diamond drill
program. Benton is earning up to a 70% interest in the project by spending
$3.0 million on exploration along with issuing cash and shares (Benton PR
March 12, 2009).
    Benton currently has approximately $13.5 million in cash, owns a 34.3%
interest in Coro Mining Corp (TSX.COP), holds an approximate 5% interest in
Marathon PGM Corp (TSX.MAR) and retains a 2% Net Smelter Royalty on the
northern portion of the Marathon PGM deposit.

    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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    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 @: 611 Montreal Street, Thunder
Bay, ON, P7E 3P2, Phone (807) 475-7474, Fax (807) 475-7200,
www.bentonresources.com; Investor relations: In Canada: First Canadian
Capital, Daniel Boase, Phone (416) 742-5600, Fax (416) 742-6410

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