BENTON ANNOUNCES RESULTS FROM FURTHER METALLURGICAL TESTWORK AND INITIATES DRILL CAMPAIGN FOR THE CAPE RAY PROJECT
February 10, 2014
Thunder Bay, Ontario: Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has awarded Cabo Drilling of Springdale, NL the contract for the upcoming diamond drill program which is scheduled to start within a week on the Cape Ray Gold project. The 2,000 metre drill program is designed to test various targets which includes the immediate extension of the 51 deposit to the west, the east and west strike extent of the PW zone, and test various new coincident geophysical (induced polarization) and gold geochemical (soil and rock) west of the 51 Deposit.
Furthermore, on December 3, 2013, the Company announced favourable results from metallurgical test work completed on a 150 kilogram mini bulk sample taken from a trench over the 51 deposit on the Cape Ray property. Results from these tests suggest that 82% of the gold can be recovered into a high grade concentrate produced through a combination of Dense Media Separation (DMS) and gravity concentration utilizing a Falcon concentrator. Since that time, the company has completed a gravity only test utilizing a series of Falcon concentrators and thus eliminating the need for a DMS plant. Results from this test are quite encouraging and suggest a total recovery of gold at 88.3% (total recovery in the mass balance) with approximately 50% to 55% of the gold reporting to a high grade gold-silver concentrate and the remainder of the gold reporting to a lead-silver-gold concentrate. Work is ongoing to optimize lead and silver recoveries in and these results should be available shortly.
The Company is continuing to compile an enormous amount of historical exploration and development data from the 6 deposits and surrounding ground and anticipates that a much larger exploration and drilling program will continue throughout 2014 and beyond.
About Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX)
Benton Resources Inc is a Canadian-based junior with multiple joint ventures and a diversified property portfolio in Gold-Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements. The Company is well funded with approximately $7.1 million in cash and $0.95 million in marketable securities.
Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Benton Resources Inc., is the qualified person responsible for this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benton Resources Inc.,
Stephen Stares, President
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