New airborne coverage initiated for Kingurutik Lake Ni-Co-Co Project in Labrador

    THUNDER BAY, ON, March 3 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton") is
pleased to report that they have been notified by their joint venture partner
Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") that a 1673 line-kilometre AeroTEM II
airborne survey has been started on the remaining ground not covered by last
years survey on the Kingurutik Lake joint venture land package. The new
airborne survey is designed to delineate conductive sources associated with
nickel and copper mineralization similar to that 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 J.V and is currently developing a
follow-up exploration program for the 2008 field season. Teck Cominco 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 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
               safeharbor 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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