NEWS RELEASE -
February 22, 2008
DRILL TO NEW HIGH GRADE NICKEL, COPPER, PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM DISCOVERY AT
Ontario: Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the "Company")
is pleased to report that the Company has mobilized a drill to the Bark Lake
project. The first phase drill program will consist of 5-7 holes totaling a
minimum of 1000 metres of drilling. The program will
focus on testing moderate to strong induced polarization anomalies coincidental
with magnetic anomalies. These anomalies lie within close proximity to high
grade base and precious metal surface samples which returned individual assays
grading up to 1.5% Nickel, 1.2% Copper, 2.6 grams per tonne
(gpt) Platinum, 1.4gpt Palladium and 0.7gpt gold. 12
out of the 16 samples taken from the area returned results higher in Platinum
than Palladium. Management believes the project has excellent potential and
results of the diamond drilling program will be released as they are received.
Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Corp., is
the qualified person responsible for this release.
behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Corp.
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information contact Stephen Stares
Ontario, P7E 3P2
Phone (416) 742
Fax (416) 742
Phone (704) 588