Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) identifies large conductive anomalies on King Lake Nickel Property 60km north of Voisey's Bay Deposit



    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 7 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") and its
partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") have received a final report
from Aeroquest Limited on the recently completed airborne survey at the King
Lake Nickel project in Labrador, located 60 km north of the world class
Voisey's Bay nickel deposit. The King Lake nickel project is host to numerous,
high-grade nickel-copper showings that have returned up to 6.8% copper and
1.9% nickel. The airborne geophysical survey located several strong
electromagnetic anomalies on the property including a large conductive zone
which measures greater than 400 metres wide by 1000 metres long. This large
conductive zone is coincident with a moderate magnetic anomaly, a rusty
gossanous outcrop, and many nickel-copper-cobalt lake sediment anomalies
similar to those in the vicinity of the Voisey's Bay deposit. The conductive
zone is also spatially related to the outer rim of a large intrusion and
east-west oriented structures, comparable to the environment noted at the
Voisey's Bay deposit.
    Benton is excited about the results and believes the conductors could
represent possible nickel-rich and copper-rich sulphide zones. Ground
follow-up efforts are scheduled to begin in mid to late June. Airborne survey
maps which demonstrate the similarities between King Lake and Voisey's Bay can
be found on Benton's website at www.bentonresources.ca/.
    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.




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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