Benton Initiates Deep IP and Ground Gravity Surveys on Its Far Lake IOCG Project

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2020) -  Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ('Benton' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce that it has engaged Abitibi Geophysics Inc. to complete a DasVision Induced Polarization (IP) and a ground gravity survey on its Far Lake Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) project located 80km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The DasVision, distributed array survey, is designed for deep mineral exploration, up to 1000m depth, and will include a 3D inversion of the data to allow for integration with existing exploration work. The IP and gravity surveys will encompass a 4km x 4km area, representing Benton's main exploration zone and where known Cu mineralization is concentrated. Assay results from the first phase of drilling at Far Lake (see Company news release dated November 19, 2020), and the IP/gravity survey data should be received early January 2021.

The Company continues to compile, analyze and interpret all exploration data and looks forward to integrating each dataset in 3D to allow for precise targeting of Cu mineralization at depth. A second phase of drilling is expected to commence when all survey and assay data has been compiled and modelled.

Equity Holdings

Benton continues to be encouraged regarding the future of Clean Air Metals Inc. ("Clean Air"), in which Benton holds 24.6 million shares. Clean Air has two drill rigs operating on the Thunder Bay North and Escape Lake Copper-Nickel-PGM project and has released excellent drill results from its ongoing drill campaign. Benton anticipates continued success for Clean Air and looks forward to future resource developments and drill results.

Benton also holds 4.0 million shares of Quadro Resources Ltd, which is advancing various projects in Newfoundland and Ontario. Additionally, Benton holds 2 million shares of Maxtech Ventures Inc. Maxtech has an Option and Joint Venture agreement on Benton's Panama Lake gold project in the Red Lake mining region. Further, Benton holds 1 million shares of Sokoman Minerals Corp. which has recently released excellent drill results from its Moosehead Project in Newfoundland. Benton has two NW Ontario projects optioned to Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (the Bark Lake and Baril Lake Copper-Nickel PGE projects).

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Nathan Sims (P.Geo.), Senior Exploration Manager 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 its preparation.

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

"Stephen Stares"

Stephen Stares, President

About Benton Resources Inc.

Benton Resources 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 website. Most projects have an up-to-date 43-101 Report available.

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: 807-475-7474
Email: sstares@bentonresources.ca

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Cathy Hume, CEO
Phone:
416-868-1079 x231
Email:
cathy@chfir.com

Website: www.bentonresources.ca
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