Benton intersects high grade gold at Armit Lake.
Benton Resources Corp. ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to release final assay results from the first phase of diamond drilling at the Company's 100% owned Armit Lake property. Results have now been received for holes 1 through 13 with a third significant discovery. To date, three significant zones have been discovered in this exciting early stage project, the significant results include a previously announced mineralized zone in Hole 08 that assayed 1.57% nickel (Ni) and 0.08% cobalt (Co) over 7.8 metres (m) from 32.0m to 39.8m down hole in an altered ultramafic rock unit. Within this intersection, was a narrower but higher grading material of 3.7% Ni and 0.2% Co over 2.55m. Hole 08 was drilled under the DC Creek nickel showing where selected surface grab samples returned up to 4.17% Ni. The second significant intersection is a new gold (Au) discovery which comes from Hole 07, drilled 800m to the east of Hole 08, this zone intersected 23.03grams per tonne (gpt) Au over 1.5m at 100m down hole. The newest intersection comes from hole 12 located 1400 metres SW of hole 07 which intersected 10.58gpt gold and 0.30% copper over 0.8 metres within altered volcanics associated with quartz veining, quartz carbonate and 2-3% sulfides at 40m down hole.
The Company remains excited about the project as additional exploration is currently being planned including extending grid work, geophysics, prospecting and mapping. Also, follow up drilling will be needed to determine the extent and size of the new nickel and gold mineralization. The Armit Lake property has seen limited historical exploration efforts so the new gold and nickel discoveries in the first phase of drilling are extremely significant. The Company feels that given the large size of the property and the distance between the current drill holes the potential to discover additional mineralized zones of economic interest is high. Significant results from the remaining drill holes will be released when they are received and compiled. All samples were delivered to and assayed by Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay Ontario.
About Benton Resources Corp:
Benton Resources Corp. (the "Company") is a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BTC. Benton's aggressive and experienced management team is focused on base and precious group metal exploration. The Company's diverse property portfolio includes Canadian projects which are highly prospective for gold, uranium, platinum, palladium, nickel and copper. Benton Management believes that the Company is extremely undervalued in the current market conditions. The Company currently has approximately $20 million in working capital and an extremely prospective property portfolio.
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, President
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