Benton identifies multiple anomalies from the Rim Property airborne survey

    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 9 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the
"Company") is pleased to announce that the results have been received from
Geotech Ltd. ("Geotech") for an airborne geophysical survey completed over the
Rim Property. The property is located in Labrador approximately 100km south of
the Voisey's Bay nickel deposit. The report supplied by Geotech is a
logistical report covering an 1863 line-kilometre survey and covers most of
the property. The remainder has been covered by previous airborne surveys that
are available in the public domain and will be integrated with the new survey
into one compilation effort. A proper interpretation of the electromagnetic
("EM") data is also needed to determine the conductance and depth of the
anomalous responses to help prioritize follow-up targets.
    The magnetic data exhibits numerous structures crosscut the property in
northeast, northwest and east-west orientations. A 6km by 4km area to the
southwest portion of the property is of particular interest due to the
convergence of the various structures coincident with the most intense
conductive responses.
    The preliminary airborne EM profile and total magnetic field maps can be
viewed at the Company's website (

    About Benton Resources Corp:

    Benton Resources Corp. (the "Company") is a mineral exploration company
listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BTC. Benton's aggressive
and experienced management team is focused on base and precious group metal
exploration. The Company's diverse property portfolio includes Canadian
projects which are highly prospective for gold, uranium, platinum, palladium,
nickel and copper. Benton Management believes due to the current market
conditions the Company is extremely undervalued. The Company currently has
approximately $20 million in working capital and an extremely prospective
property portfolio.
    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


    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:

For further information: Stephen Stares, 3290 Willard Ave, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7E 6J7, Phone (807) 475-7474, Fax (807) 475-7200,; Investor relations: First Canadian Capital Corp.,
Daniel Boase, Phone (416) 742-5600, Toll Free: 1-866-580-8891; In U.S.A: The
Windward Agency, Kelly Boatright, Phone (704) 588-8600

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