Golden Harp advised of drill results - Benton hits high grade gold at Copper Hill A property



    VANCOUVER, June 18 /CNW/ - Golden Harp Resources Inc. (TSXV:GHR) has been
advised by Benton Resources Corp. (TSXV:BTC) of drill results for two of the
seven holes recently completed on the Copper Hill Block A option property.
Benton Resources issued a press release today - the verbatim text relating to
Golden Harp Resources has been extracted and is included below:

    
      BENTON HITS HIGH GRADE GOLD ON OPTIONED PROPERTY FROM GOLDEN HARP
    

    Benton Resources Corp (BTC: TSX.V, "Benton" or "the Company") is pleased
to announce that it has received results for drill holes GH09-02 and GH09-03
of a seven hole, 1625 metre drilling program recently completed on the Golden
Harp Block A option located 30 km west of Gowganda, Ontario. The purpose of
the drill program was to verify gold 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 awaiting several in-fill
samples from drill hole GH09-01 that should be received shortly. Most
encouraging to date is hole GH09-02, which intersected several parallel zones
of gold mineralization including a down hole intercept of 5.5 metres grading
11.9gpt. Drill hole GH09-03 was drilled below GH09-02 and cut two zones of
gold mineralization, the deepest of which appears to have been displaced by a
late gabbroic intrusion. Drill hole GH09-03 will be deepened in the next drill
program in an attempt to drill through the gabbro body.
    In addition to the diamond drill program, a surface exploration program
is well underway with a 41 km grid established, and ground geophysics
(magnetics and induced polarization) and soil sampling in progress is to be
followed by prospecting and geological mapping. 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 kilometres 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. The results of the current exploration program will be followed up by
a second phase diamond drill program after the current ground work program is
completed and compiled. 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 P.R. March 12, 2009). Benton is encouraged by the initial assays and
awaits the results from the remaining five drill holes.

    
    Table of assay composites for the first holes received is as follows:
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    DDH              From (m)        To (m)      Length (m)(xx)      Au (gpt)
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    GH09-02           114.7          117.7            3.0              2.40
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                      130.4          135.9            5.5             11.97
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      152.0          157.3            5.3              3.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    GH09-03(*)        138.3          139.8            1.5              2.79
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      217.6          220.1            2.5              2.50
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*)  DDH GH09-03 to be deepened
    (xx) Length is down hole length
    

    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.

    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 contact 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
    

    About Golden Harp

    Golden Harp Resources Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company. Its
145 square km, Copper Hill gold and base metal project is located 100
kilometres south of Timmins, along Highway 560 between Shining Tree and
Gowganda, Northern Ontario. The property, situated along the projected western
extension of the Cadillac Larder Lake Break in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt,
hosts several gold zones in a variety of geological settings; a copper zone;
and large portions of the property remain to be evaluated. The Company has
24,673,042 shares outstanding.

    Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts
are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of known and
unknown risks, uncertainness and other factors that may cause the actual
results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking
statements. Although we believe that the expectations in the forward-looking
statements are reasonable, actual results may vary, and future results, levels
of activity, performance or achievements cannot be guaranteed.
    The information contained in the press release is a verbatim extract of
the press release issued by Benton Resources Corp. Although Golden Harp
believes the information included in the press release to be generally
reliable, the data has not been independently verified and Golden Harp does
not assume any liability for the accuracy or completeness of such information.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    information contained herein.
    





For further information:

For further information: about Golden Harp, please visit our website at
www.goldenharpresources.com or contact: Natasha Blackburn, President and CEO,
Tel: (604) 688-4277; Kevin Filo, Senior Geologist, Tel: (705) 268-0371

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