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Benton Intersects Gold Mineralization in First Five Holes at the Panama Zone in Red Lake Mining District

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Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - March 4, 2019) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that Benton has received assays for the first 5 of 7 drill holes completed on the Panama Zone in the Red Lake Mining district. Each hole exhibits anomalous gold values over significant thickness and is consistent with the results of historical work. Benton's drilling has identified an extensive, 5+ metre quartz flooded shear zone containing variable amounts of pyrite and silicification associated with gold mineralization. Highlights for the first five holes at the Panama zone are as follows:

Hole From (m) To (m) Interval Gold (g/t) Composite
PL-19-01 79.6 87.2 7.6 1.58 1.58g/t over 7.6m
incl 79.6 84.3 4.7 2.34 2.34g/t Au over 4.7m
PL-19-02 148.5 155 6.5 1.23 1.23g/t Au over 6.5m
PL-19-03 79.6 85.4 5.8 1.21 1.21g/t Au over 5.8m
incl 82.4 84.4 2 2.55 2.55g/t Au over 2m
PL-19-04 72.8 78.6 5.8 1.07 1.07g/t Au over 5.8m
incl 75.8 78.6 2.8 1.67 1.67g/t Au over 2.8m
PL-19-05B 77.5 93.6 16.1 0.57 0.57g/t Au over 16.1
incl 89 91 2 2.07 2.07g/t Au over 2m

 Note: Reported intercepts are core lengths not true widths

Drill-hole 8 in the program is underway and will test the Slate Zone where Benton had grab samples grading from trace to 6.17gpt gold. This sampling was located approximately 120m north of the area where a glacial till sampling survey by the Geological Survey of Canada, 1999 (Open File 3038) identified 107 gold grains in till sampling, the highest count in the survey. Benton believes that the grab samples may represent the source of the till anomaly and hole 8 will test this zone at depth. Results from the remaining holes will be released as they become available.

Nathan Sims (P.Geo.), Senior Exploration manager for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release and has prepared or supervised the preparation of or reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

About Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX)

Benton Resources Inc is a well-funded Canadian-based project generator with a diversified property portfolio in Gold-Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements. Benton holds multiple high grade projects available for option which can be viewed on the company's web site. Most projects have an up to date 43-101 report available. Interested parties can contact Stephen Stares from the contact below.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,

"Stephen Stares"

Stephen Stares, President

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For further information contact Stephen Stares @:

684 Squier Street,
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 4A8
Phone (807)475-7474
Cell (807)474-9020
Fax (807)475-7200
www.bentonresources.ca
sstares@bentonresources.ca

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