Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) mobilizes crew to evaluate large conductive anomalies on King Lake nickel property 60km north of Voisey's Bay deposit

    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 22 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") is
pleased to announce that the management of Benton, along with five prospectors
and two Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") geologists, has mobilized to the
King Lake Nickel Project in Labrador. The team will evaluate large conductive
zones identified from the airborne survey recently flown by Aeroquest Limited.
The King Lake project is located 60 km north of the world class Voisey's Bay
nickel deposit and is host to numerous, high-grade nickel-copper showings that
have returned up to 6.8% copper and 1.9% nickel and is currently the focus of
a joint venture between Benton and Teck Cominco. The airborne geophysical
survey located several strong electromagnetic anomalies on the property
including a large conductive zone which measures greater than 400 metres wide
by 1000 metres long. This large conductive zone is coincident with a moderate
magnetic anomaly, a rusty gossanous outcrop, and many nickel-copper-cobalt
lake sediment anomalies similar to those in the vicinity of the Voisey's Bay
deposit. The conductive zone is also spatially related to the outer rim of a
large intrusion and east-west oriented structures, comparable to the
environment noted at the Voisey's Bay deposit.
    Benton is excited about the project and believes the conductors could
represent possible nickel-rich and copper-rich sulphide zones. Ground
follow-up, now underway, will concentrate on locating, mapping, prospecting,
and sampling the conductive zones over the next few weeks. Results from the
first phase exploration program will be released when they are received and
will be followed up by ground geophysics and diamond drilling. Airborne survey
maps which demonstrate the similarities between King Lake and Voisey's Bay can
be found on Benton's website at
    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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