VANCOUVER, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Golden Harp Resources Inc. (GHR:TSXV) today
announced that it has been advised by Benton Resources Corp. that the phase
two drill program has started on the high grade zones at the Copper Hill Block
The Block A option covers 351 of Golden Harp's 855 contiguous claim units
in the northeastern portion of the Copper Hill project. Benton may earn up to
a 70% interest in the Block A by spending $3 million in exploration and
issuing cash and shares to Golden Harp (see NR March 12, 2009 for details).
Golden Harp continues to explore and advance the significant gold and copper
targets situated in the 504 claim units not included in the Block A option.
Benton Resources Corp. issued a press release today - the verbatim text
is included below:
BENTON STARTS PHASE II DRILLING ON HIGH GRADE ZONES AT GOLDEN HARP BLOCK
Thunder Bay, Ontario: Benton Resources Corp (BTC: TSX.V, "Benton" or "the
Company") is pleased to announce that they have begun the second phase diamond
drill program on the Copper Hill Block A property optioned from Golden Harp
Resources Inc. ("Golden Harp"). The second phase program is designed to follow
up on the previously released high-grade results from the Cook Zone and to
test the strike length of the MC Zone. The Cook Zone, where Benton's diamond
drill program, completed in June, returned grades of 5.03 gpt Au over 8.5m in
GH09-01, 11.9 gpt Au over 5.5m in GH09-02, and 21.41 gpt Au over 3.0m
(including 40.2 gpt Au over 1.5m) in GH09-06 will be subject to the first
three holes. The remaining bulk of the drilling will focus on the MC zone
where exploration programs this summer identified a strike extensive
coincident induced polarization chargeability response and soil geochemical
anomaly up to 900m long. This target occurs along strike to the north west of
the MC Zone where diamond drilling in 2008 by Golden Harp intersected 3.6 gpt
gold over 9.0m (including 14.29 gpt Au over 2.0m) from hole GH-019. Benton has
planned a substantial drill program to systematically test the new coincident
soil and IP anomaly and the MC Zone. The Company will also continue
prospecting and geological mapping programs to identify new targets on the
project. Results from the program will be released as they are received and
compiled. The Golden Harp Block A property is located approximately 100 km
south of Timmins and 87 km southwest of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Benton is
currently in the midst of earning up to a 70% interest in the property from
Golden Harp Resources Inc. (Benton P.R March 12, 2009).
Benton currently has approximately $15.2 million in cash and in addition
to holding various interests in a number of exploration projects, 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
For further information contact Stephen Stares @: Phone (807) 475-7474
Fax (807) 475-7200 www.bentonresources.com
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. Golden Harp
recently optioned a portion of its claim units (the Block A Property) to
Benton Resources Corp. who have been actively working the property. The Block
A option covers 351 of Golden Harp's 855 claim units in the northeastern
portion of the Copper Hill project. Benton may earn up to a 70% interest in
the Block A by spending $3 million in exploration and issuing cash and shares
to Golden Harp (see NR March 12, 2009 for details). Golden Harp will continue
to explore and advance the significant gold and copper targets situated in its
504 claim units, which are contiguous to those in the Block A option. Golden
Harp 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.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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our website at www.goldenharpresources.com or contact: Natasha Blackburn,
President and CEO, Tel: (604) 688-4277; Kevin Filo, Senior Geologist, Tel: