Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) Acquires New Ni-Cu Property

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the
"Company") is pleased to report that the Company has entered into a binding
letter of intent to acquire the Rex Lake Nickel-Copper (Ni-Cu) property
located approximately 90 kilometres north of Kenora, Ontario. The property
consists of eight unpatented mining claims totaling 85 units. Benton can earn
100% interest by paying $50,000 and 30,000 shares over 3 years. The property
is also subject to a 2% NSR payable to the vendor, of which Benton can buy
back 1% for 1 million dollars. Historic mineral deposits in the area include
the past producing Gordon Lake Ni-Cu-PGE Mine, past producing Werner Lake
Cu-Co-Au Mine and the Norpax Ni-Cu-PGE Deposit located along strike 15km, 19km
and 24km east of the Rex Lake Property respectively.
    Historical shallow diamond drilling completed by Eastern Mining and
Smelting in 1956 intersected 23.9m (metres) grading 1.02% Cu and 15.1gpt (gram
per tonne) combined precious metal (interpreted as silver) at approximately
60m vertically below surface. Diamond drilling completed by Falconbridge
Nickel Mines Limited during the late 1980s intersected 1.17% Cu and 9.5gpt Ag
over 29.5m (at approximately 50m vertical) that included 2.04% Cu and
5.3gpt Ag over 11.95m. An undercut drill hole intersected a metamorphosed
ultramafic (peridotite) that yielded 22.8m grading 0.1% Cu and 0.31% Ni (at
140m vertical), suggesting better potential for nickel mineralization. All
intervals are core lengths and true thicknesses are currently unknown. Surface
channel sampling completed by Atikwa Minerals Limited in 2003 returned
anomalous levels of platinum and palladium values (0.09 to 0.145gpt). The
mineralization host is described as metamorphosed intrusive mafic-ultramafic
(gabbro, pyroxenite, peridotite) units in sulphide-rich metasediments of
Archean age.
    Benton believes the property geology is highly favourable for
nickel-copper mineralization and is currently organizing grid establishment to
be followed by ground geophysics for this upcoming winter season. The ground
work will be used to delineate diamond drill targets. This new acquisition
conforms to Benton's focus of directing exploration efforts towards
nickel-copper mineralization.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Stephen Stares @ 3290 Willard Ave, Thunder Bay,
Ont., P7E 6J7, Phone (807) 475-7474, Fax (807) 475-7200,; 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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