Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) receives high grade zinc results from Gem property and regains 100% interest in Saganaga / Q-9 gold project



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") is
pleased to report that high grade zinc assays have been received from the
Ruby Hill showing on the Gem project located 140 kilometres north of
Thunder Bay, Ontario. Nine grab samples taken over a 300 metre strike length
along the new discovery returned zinc (Zn) values ranging from 46 to
130423 ppm (13% Zn; ppm = parts per million), 109 to 6287 ppm nickel (0.63%
Ni), and 132 to 6413 ppm lead (0.64% Pb). The Ruby Hill showing occurs in an
area of multiple coincident airborne magnetic highs and EM conductors
associated with Archean-aged volcanic stratigraphy. Grid establishment is now
being planned to be followed by ground geophysics to better define potential
diamond drill targets. A mechanical trenching program was initiated but
cancelled early due to inclement weather. Four other prospected areas located
and sampled 0.5 to 6 kilometres from the Ruby Hill showing are currently being
compiled.

    Analytical Method

    All samples were submitted to ISO:17025 accredited Accurassay
Laboratories of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Precious metal values were extracted
using aqua regia digestion with atomic absorption finish and an inductively
coupled plasma finish for multi element analyses.
    Benton would also like to announce that Teck Cominco Limited has elected
not to continue the option to earn in on Benton's Saganaga and Q-9 gold
project thus leaving Benton with 100% interest in the project. Benton is
planning a drill program to follow up on Teck Cominco's last drill hole which
intersected 5.5 grams per tonne (gpt) gold over 20 metres drilled in
December 2006. Another areas that Benton will follow up is the Powell vein
where drilling by a previous operator intersected 30 gpt over 5.9 metres.

    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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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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