THUNDER BAY – Mining – Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) (“Benton” or “the Company”) has announced results from the company’s recently completed diamond drilling program at the Elizabeth Anne gold-silver project located approximately 35km west of the Mountain Pass rare-earth mine in San Bernardino County, California.
The company completed 2876 meters of diamond drilling in 10 holes to test several areas of gold and silver mineralization discovered by previous drill campaigns or recent surface sampling which included the Rascal Zone, C-Zone, Mega-Breccia and North Mega-Breccia Zones. All holes encountered gold mineralization and permitting for further drilling will start within the next few weeks.
The recently discovered Chlorite and North Chlorite zones, located 4km east of the Mega-Breccia Zone will also be permitted for drilling in the next campaign. Highlights from the recently completed drilling includes 4.97gpt Gold over 3.05m in EA13C-19 and 7.13gpt over 1.5m in EA13C-17. A map showing the drill hole locations is posted on the Company’s website.
President and CEO Stephen Stares comments, “We remain impressed with the sheer size of the gold mineralized system at the Elizabeth Anne project. With the current results in hand and the fact that we’ve intercepted new gold-bearing horizons in several new area’s in drilling and on surface, the project continues to show the potential to delineate a significant gold-silver deposit”.