Benton Completes 2023 Drilling With All Holes Intersecting Semi-Massive/Massive Sulphides at Great Burnt

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Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 28, 2023) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has concluded its Phase 1 drill program at the Great Burnt Copper deposit, located in south-central Newfoundland, with every drill hole intersecting stringer, semi-massive and massive sulphides. The Company drilled a total of 5,651m in 22 diamond drill holes and has released significant early results including 8.31% Cu over 13.0m in GB-23-02 and 7.18% Cu over 26.87m in GB-23-04.

The Company remains enthused about the potential for expansion of the known Mineral Resources and the discovery of new zones north and south of the Great Burnt Copper Deposit. A table of drill holes, with results received to date, is presented below along with descriptions and core photographs. A video of the core from the last drill hole, GB-23-22, can be viewed on the Company's website at

President and CEO Stephen Stares stated "We are excited to conclude our maiden drill program at Great Burnt. We had initially planned a 2,000m program but with the continued success in drilling, we expanded this program and completed a total of 5,651m. With the recently announced financing underway, we are well-positioned to demonstrate the potential of this excellent project. I look forward to receiving the remaining results as we prepare for the next phase of drilling in the winter of 2024."

GB-23-01 through GB-23-22 are summarized in the table below:

DDH #Location
From (m)To (m)Length (m)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Co (%)Massive Sulphide
GH-23-01Main Deposit


GB-23-02Main Deposit



GB-23-03Main Deposit


GB-23-04Main Deposit





GB-23-05Main Deposit




GB-23-06Main Deposit
196.72203.466.74Assays Pending


GB-23-07Main Deposit
202.07206.354.28Assays Pending


and220.39231.5411.15Assays Pending

GB-23-08Main Deposit
228.68251.3022.62Assays Pending


GB-23-09Main Deposit
196.80201.164.36Assays Pending


GB-23-10Main Deposit
276.50296.0019.50Assays Pending


GB-23-11Main Deposit
275.10287.1012.00Assays Pending


GB-23-12Main Deposit
303.08312.869.78Assays Pending


and314.04328.5014.46Assays Pending

and338.27340.001.73Assays Pending

GB-23-13Main Deposit
312.50316.133.63Assays Pending


GB-23-14Main Deposit
360.90363.282.38Assays Pending


and363.28363.720.44Assays Pending

and372.57374.021.45Assays Pending

GB-23-15Main Deposit
133.45137.103.65Assays Pending


and143.00150.607.60Assays Pending

GB-23-16Main Deposit
145.40147.682.28Assays Pending


and147.68153.035.35Assays Pending

GB-23-17Main Deposit
177.72178.240.52Assays Pending


and194.61198.103.49Assays Pending

GB-23-18Main Deposit
150.95155.334.38Assays Pending


and155.33158.122.79Assays Pending

GB-23-19Main Deposit
168.09168.450.36Assays Pending


and172.54173.110.57Assays Pending

GB-23-20Main Deposit
101.02103.562.54Assays Pending


and142.88144.892.01Assays Pending

and144.89146.741.85Assays Pending

GB-23-21Main Deposit
85.4387.121.69Assays Pending


and88.0391.583.55Assays Pending

and92.42102.4810.06Assays Pending

and104.20107.663.46Assays Pending

GB-23-22Main Deposit
85.6789.133.46Assays Pending


and92.9496.163.22Assays Pending

and102.33102.920.59Assays Pending


Note: Intervals reported for the 2023 drilling are core lengths, estimated to be approximately 95% of true width for holes GB-23-11, 12, 13, 14 and approximately 70% of true width for the remaining holes. Intercepts do not include stringer/disseminated mineralization.

In addition to drilling, prospecting and soil geochemical sampling has also concluded to the north of the main Great Burnt Deposit. Samples have been submitted for analysis and will be reported upon receipt. Extensive compilation of historical data is ongoing.

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QA/QC Protocols

Core and rock samples, including standards, blanks and duplicates, are submitted to Eastern Analytical Ltd., Springdale, Newfoundland for preparation and analysis. All samples were acquired by saw-cut (channels/drill core) with one-half submitted for assay and one-half retained for reference, or hand (rocks) and delivered, by Benton personnel, in sealed bags, to the Springdale lab of Eastern Analytical, which is an accredited assay lab that conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Samples are analyzed using Eastern's Au (Fire assay) @ 30g + ICP-34 method that delivers a 35-element package utilizing a 200mg subsample totally dissolved in four acids and analyzed by ICP-OES analytical technique. Overlimits are analysed with Eastern's atomic absorption method, using a 0.200g to 2.00g of sample, digested with three acids. All reported assays are uncut. Eastern Analytical Ltd. achieved ISO 17025 accreditation in February 2014 (for more details on the scope of accreditation visit the CALA website).


Stephen House (P.Geo.), Vice President of Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., the 'Qualified Person' under National Instrument 43-101, has approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release and prepared or supervised it's preparation.

About Benton Resources Inc.

Benton Resources is a well-financed mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BEX. Following a project generation business model, Benton has a diversified, highly prospective property portfolio of gold, silver, nickel, copper, platinum group elements and, most recently, lithium and cesium assets. In addition, it currently holds large equity positions in other mining companies that are advancing high-quality assets. Whenever possible, BEX retains net smelter return (NSR) royalties with potential long-term cash flow.

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

"Stephen Stares"

Stephen Stares, President

Parties interested in seeking more information about properties available for option can contact Mr. Stares at the number below.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Stares, President & CEO
Phone: 807-474-9020
Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @BentonResources
Facebook: @BentonResourcesBEX


The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements."

Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; risks related to the outcome of legal proceedings; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; risks related to the maintenance of stock exchange listings; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; the uncertainty of profitability; risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; results of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; risks related to gold price and other commodity price fluctuations; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and business detailed elsewhere in the Company's disclosure record. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations or projections.

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