THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the discovery of several new high grade gold and silver showings at the Elizabeth Anne Gold Project. To date the company has completed and received results from a total of 562 surface grab and chip samples over a large area measuring approximately 40 square kilometres.
The results are very encouraging and include highlights ranging from trace to 89.3g/t gold and trace to 1955g/t silver. In addition to the new high grade gold and silver showings, several localized areas show highly anomalous amounts of copper up to 12.15%, lead up to 3.13% and bismuth up to 0.23% in surface sampling.
Much of the new surface sampling has identified two new areas of interest that require follow-up exploration work. One area situated to the north west of the Central (C1) zone is defined by copper-gold-silver mineralization occurring over an area greater than 2km long by 500m wide. The mineralization is predominantly associated with aplitic dyke swarms in a quartz monzonite intrusion and as a result, additional ground has been staked to cover this new anomalous area. A second area of new mineralization has been uncovered approximately 3km due east of the C1 zone and consists of highly anomalous gold-silver mineralization
spread over a 200x200m area.
The company anticipates the current mapping and prospecting program to be completed shortly with further results being released once they are received and compiled. A follow-up ground geophysical survey, including detailed magnetometer and Induced Polarization (I.P.), will be integrated with the geological mapping and surface sampling results to delineate and prioritize future diamond drill targets. Drilling is expected to commence in the coming months.
SOURCE Benton Resources Inc.