Crew mobilized to evaluate additional strong conductors identified from recent airborne survey completed on Kingurutik Lake Ni-Co-Co Project in Labrador

    THUNDER BAY, ON, July 8 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") is
pleased to report that their joint venture partner Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck
Cominco") has mobilized a ground geological and geophysical crew to evaluate
strong conductive zones identified from the recently flown 1673 line-kilometre
AeroTEM II airborne survey on the remaining ground not covered by the 2007
survey on the Kingurutik Lake joint venture land package. The ground crew will
conduct mapping, sampling and ground geophysics with hope of discovering new
nickel and copper mineralization in addition to mineralization discovered as
part of the airborne follow-up program last summer.
    To date a total of 324 grab samples have been collected from numerous
conductive target areas identified by the 2007 survey. The selected samples
from many of the targets returned encouraging nickel, copper, and cobalt
values. Ground geophysical (UTEM) surveying over one of the targets, target
"P", detected a strong conductive response that may form part of a future
drill program. Target zones outlined by the 2007 airborne survey, which have
been labeled alphabetically A through V, and rock sample results from these
targets and a location map, have been posted on Benton's Web site at
    Teck Cominco is the operator of the joint venture and can increase their
interest from 50% to 60% by spending the next $4 million on exploration. Both
companies remain optimistic about the potential of the project as the results
demonstrate that most of the high priority electromagnetic anomalies followed
up to date have associated copper-nickel-cobalt mineralization at surface.
    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 at 611 Montreal Street, Thunder
Bay, Ont., P7E 3P2, 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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