THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 11, 2013) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has received the first batch of soil geochemical and prospecting results from ongoing exploration on the Cape Ray Project. To date the exploration surveys have been quite effective in delineating anomalous zones of mineralization and have identified a distinct 600m long by 150m wide gold-lead-zinc-silver geochemical anomaly (trace to 801ppb Au, 2 to 561gpt Pb, 3 to 326gpt Zn, trace to 4.1gpt Ag) associated with a distinct magnetic low signature similar to that associated with the 51 deposit situated 600m along strike to the north east. Very little historical drilling has ever been completed in this new geochemically anomalous area which remains open along strike to the south west. A map exhibiting the anomalous soil geochemical area and coincident magnetic low can be viewed on the Company's website. Efforts are currently underway to expand the grid and soil survey to determine the limits of the anomalous mineralized area. Additionally, prospecting has returned gold assays near, and along strike from, the PW zone which ranged from trace to 69.8gpt, 9.4gpt, 5.0gpt and 8.9gpt in select grab samples in the area where an Induced Polarization geophysical survey is currently underway.
Stephen Stares, President and CEO of Benton commented: "The Cape Ray Project continues to provide exciting results and coincident soil geochemical and geophysical anomalies should furnish Benton with quality diamond drill targets. Consolidation of this Cape Ray land package will allow the Company to move forward with an organized exploration program with the view to expand existing mineralized zones, delineate new ones, and update NI 43-101 compliant resources".
About Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX)
Benton Resources Inc. is a well-funded Canadian-based junior with approximately $7 million in cash and $1.4 million in equities with multiple joint ventures and a diversified property portfolio in Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements.
Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,
Stephen Stares, President
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