Benton Identifies Gold and Silver Mineralization at California Project

Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV:BEX) provided an update on the exploration program taking place at its California-based Elizabeth Anne project, commenting that surface sampling has identified a minimum of six regions of gold and silver mineralization.

As quoted in the press release:

Most encouraging is new high grade gold and silver mineralization along the southern margin of the Rascal Zone where selective grab samples returned up to 48.1 gram per tonne (gpt) gold (Au) with 4110 gpt silver (Ag).  This new mineralization is situated approximated 250m south of the previously announced high grade Ag in selective samples that assayed as high as 1955gpt Ag (see Benton NR datedJanuary 10, 2012).

Ongoing surface chip sampling is also being conducted at the numerous mineralized zones including further follow-up to previously reported chip samples that graded 0.50gpt Au and 13.2gpt Ag over 79.25mwithin a broader halo of 0.27gpt Au and 5.64gpt Ag over 247m over the Rascal Zone (see Benton NR datedFebruary 13, 2013).

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