Diamond drill mobilized to Armit Lake Property



    THUNDER BAY, ON, March 18 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the
"Company") is pleased to report that in addition to ongoing drilling at Bark
Lake, a diamond drill rig has now arrived at the 100% owned Armit Lake
Property and coring will start immediately. The program at Armit will
encompass at least 15 drill holes for a minimum of 2000 metres and is designed
to test numerous ground geophysical anomalies, magnetic and MaxMin
electromagnetic (EM) conductors. Some of the EM anomalies are associated with
sulphide-chert-magnetite iron formation while others are covered by
overburden. Individual selected grab samples collected by Company personnel
returned assays grading up to 25.4 gram per tonne gold and 1.24% copper
associated with the iron formations and up to 4.17% nickel associated with
ultramafic bodies in close proximity to the iron formations.
    Poor access to the property has hampered historical exploration efforts
however new logging roads have greatly improved access. A search of the
government assessment files indicate the targets to be tested have seen
virtually no historical ground work. The results of the drill program will be
released as they are received.
    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 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 @ 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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