Benton Resources To Begin 3,000 Metre Drill Program, Plans For Program Expansion

Benton Resources (TSXV: BEX) is about to begin a new field exploration program at the Great Burnt project. The company has mobilized a crew for regional prospecting and soil sampling, while at the same time preparing for a new drill program to get underway.

The new drill program is presently slated to be 3,000 metres in size, with the drill contractor, MCL Drilling, expected to arrive on site in late May. However the program is planned to be “increased substantially” in size as the exploration program ramps up.

The phase three program is expected to drill test the down plunge extends of the Great Burnt Main Deposit, while also scheduled to conduct infill drilling, test the South Pond Deposit and South Pond B Gold zone, and test the parallel plate conductor east of the main deposit. The field crew meanwhile is expected to conduct regional geochemical sampling, prospecting, and geological mapping, while also trenching and sampling the Great Burnt Main Deposit, the South Pond deposit and regional targets.

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“With copper prices hovering at all-time highs, this is truly an exciting time for us at Benton as this will be our first full season of exploration at Great Burnt, and we anticipate that the coming months will continue to show the true potential of this highly prospective copper project. [..] The Company is well funded to complete up to 15,000 m of drilling on immediate targets, with plans to continue drilling based on continued success,” commented Benton CEO Stephen Stares.

Benton Resources last traded at $0.15 on the TSX Venture.

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