Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 9, 2019) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has received the final payment of 500,000 shares from Sokoman Iron Corp. ("Sokoman") pursuant to an option to purchase agreement for the Alder East gold project located in Central Newfoundland (see Benton PR dated December 16, 2016). In accordance with the option agreement, Benton may also receive further future payments should various defined project resource estimate milestones be achieved by Sokoman and will also retain a 2% NSR on the Alder East project with Sokoman having the right to buy back 1% NSR for $1 million.
Benton would also like to announce the results from three of the four drill holes completed during a recent drill campaign at the Bolton Bay project. Anomalous gold values over significant widths were intersected in the first three drill holes while the results from a fourth hole, testing a 10m thick ultramafic unit prospective for base metal and PGE mineralization, are still pending. While the results prove that the Bolton Bay project has potential for widespread gold mineralization, the drilling failed to intersect a higher grade, sulphide-rich 'pocket' from which Benton surface samples returned up to 145g/t Au this past summer.
Results from the three drill holes appear below:
|From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Grade (g/t Au)|
Note: Reported intercepts are core lengths not true widths
Finally, the Company has executed a contract with diamond drill contractor Rugged Aviation Inc. of Thunder Bay for the upcoming drill program on the Panama Lake Gold project in Red Lake Mining district located approximately 50km along strike from Great Bear Resources Ltd.'s recent Dixie Lake discovery (see the Great Bear Resources Ltd. press release dated August 22, 2018). The drill program will commence in approximately 10 days with a focus on the Company's new surface discovery (see Benton PR dated September 18, 2018) from the previously announced grab samples grading up to 6.17g/t Au located on Slate Lake and only approximately 120m north of the area where 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. A second series of holes will test the Panama Zone where historical diamond drilling completed by Noranda Exploration Company Ltd. in 1988 yielded results of up to 2.8g/t Au over 4.5m within a 20-30m wide mineralized shear zone. Benton views the project as having many similarities in geology and structure to that of the Great Bear discovery in the Red Lake district noted above.
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 NI 43-101 report available. Interested parties can contact Stephen Stares using the contact details below.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,
Stephen Stares, President
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