Benton Resources Corp. (BTC) receives confirmation of additional ground acquisition from partner on the King Lake project in Labrador



    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") has
received notification from its partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco")
that they have elected to participate and add the 788 claim units recently
staked by Benton to the King Lake Project. The Property now totals 1793
contiguous claims contained in an area measuring approximately 30 by
15 kilometres in size. This additional ground is subject to the terms and
condition of Benton's and Teck Cominco's original agreement.
    Benton and Teck Cominco completed an initial exploration program of
prospecting and mapping in July and are currently awaiting results. Four grab
samples collected and submitted by Benton's management from the King Lake
project in June verify that copper, nickel and cobalt mineralization is
associated with a the large conductive anomaly and coincident gossanous zone
(PR dated June 7, 2007). The four samples returned values ranging from 0.43 to
2.02% copper, 0.06 to 0.86% nickel, and 0.07 to 0.11% cobalt. Benton and
Teck Cominco are currently planning the next exploration phase consisting of
ground geophysics and additional geological mapping.

    The King Lake Nickel project is located 60 km north of the world class
Voisey's Bay nickel deposit in Labrador and is host to numerous, high-grade
nickel-copper showings that have returned up to 6.8% copper and 1.9% nickel.

    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

    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.





For further information:

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