Desk 1: Important Drill Outcomes – Kraken 
DDH # Size m Az. Dip   From (m) To (m) Size m*  % Li2O
GH-22-01 209.0 325 -45   47.80 56.20 8.40 0.95
        incl. 48.90 53.40 4.50 1.52
        incl. 52.60 53.40 0.80 1.76
                 
GH-22-05 179.0 145 -45   2.50 18.70 16.20 0.43
        incl 2.50 3.50 1.00 1.30
        and 11.00 12.80 1.80 1.10
          99.00 114.10 15.10 0.31
        incl 100.00 101.75 1.75 0.94
GH-22-06 38.0 145 -45   3.50 5.00 1.50 0.32
Gap misplaced at 38 m              
* Core lengths – believed to be 90% of reported lengths. 

 

Benton’s President and CEO Stephen Stares, states: “We’re happy to now have our camp, drill, and gear on-site and operational. The stripping on the East dyke has proven wonderful spodumene mineralization and has uncovered geological contacts to assist perceive the orientation and conduct of the dykes on this space. With a number of potential targets to check, we’re excited to get our Section 2 program underway on the East dyke within the coming days.”

Sokoman’s President and CEO Tim Froude, feedback: “We have now realized a terrific deal from the recon drill program in regards to the Discovery Dyke space and we’ll use that data, coupled with ongoing trenching knowledge, to plan the Section 2 program which can begin imminently. We have now already uncovered a major spodumene-bearing dyke within the japanese portion of the Kraken swarm that final yr’s sampling returned an assay of 1.93% Li2O and that is the place Section 2 drilling will start. We want to emphasize that we have now simply scratched the floor with the exploration thus far and that we have now in depth work forward of us to ascertain the bounds of the dyke swarm.”

The winter drilling program and present trenching program have situated a major swarm of lithium-rich pegmatite dykes flanking the regional Bay d’Est Fault. Necessary structural data was obtained within the drilling displaying the dykes, at the very least within the Discovery Dyke space, are comparatively flat-lying, versus vertical to subvertical, the unique idea for the reconnaissance drill program. Because of this, three of 5 holes (GH-22-02, -03, -04) didn’t intersect the goal Discovery Dyke. Flat-lying dykes are doubtlessly necessary as vital lithium (spodumene) mineralization at Piedmont Lithium’s Piedmont venture in North Carolina is present in flat-lying dykes, which hyperlink subvertical dipping dykes.

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Energetic trenching exposes spodumene dyke 600-m east of Discovery Dyke – Kraken Pegmatite Swarm

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Given the outcomes of the recon drill program, the Alliance has mobilized an excavator to reveal the dykes to make sure that all drill holes are oriented optimally to check the in situ spodumene-bearing dykes within the upcoming program. Current trenching on a floor publicity that gave a seize pattern assay of 1.93% Li2O (November 9, 2021 information launch), which is situated roughly 600 m to the east of the Discovery Dyke, has uncovered the thickest dykes encountered at Kraken (as much as 22 m in obvious thickness). As well as, spodumene crystals as much as 15-cm lengthy (see pictures) are famous on this outcrop, considerably bigger than the few centimetre lengths on the Discovery Dyke. These dykes present dips, primarily subvertical to steeply to the south, in addition to probably flat-lying. Folding can also be famous.

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Pegmatite Dyke Publicity 600-m East of Discovery Dyke; Spodumene Crystals as much as 15 cm Lengthy

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The Kraken Pegmatite Discipline has been sampled over a strike size of two,200 m and has an obvious width of 1,200 m, with historic evaluation experiences indicating pegmatite dykes as much as 6 km alongside pattern.

Gold analyses from the host sericite schist models, which carry variable pyrite gave solely weakly anomalous values, nonetheless, the drilling has examined solely 100 m of the 60-km-long construction and the drilling focused the pegmatite dykes, not gold potential zones, outlined by geochemistry or prospecting, alongside the Bay d’Est Fault.

All samples are shipped to Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario for multi-element evaluation together with lithium, tantalum, cesium and different uncommon/important metals by Sodium Peroxide Fusion ICPOES + ICPMS. Gold is analyzed by the hearth assay methodology. A complete of 1,165 drill core samples have been lower and delivered for evaluation.

The property lies alongside the Baie d’Est fault system, a gold potential fault construction in southern Newfoundland, that extends by means of the Sokoman / Benton licences. The Alliance continues to judge historic knowledge for vital gold and lithium mineralization and can restart floor prospecting and follow-up exploration within the close to future.

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This information launch has been reviewed and authorized by Timothy Froude, P.Geo., a Director of Benton Sources Inc. and President and CEO of Sokoman Minerals Corp. Mr. Froude is a ‘Certified Particular person’ underneath Nationwide Instrument 43-101.

COVID-19 Protocols

To make sure a working atmosphere that protects the well being and security of the employees and contractors, Benton and Sokoman will proceed to make use of finest practices in the middle of performing our work packages and can comply with any future federal or provincially mandated or advisable COVID-19 tips.

About Benton Sources Inc.

Benton Sources Inc. is a well-funded mineral exploration firm listed on the TSX Enterprise Trade underneath the image BEX. Following a venture era enterprise mannequin, Benton has a diversified, highly-prospective property portfolio in Gold, Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum Group Components, and most-recently Lithium belongings, and at present holds massive fairness positions in different mining corporations which might be advancing high-quality belongings. Every time potential, BEX retains Internet Smelter Return (NSR) royalties for potential long-term money circulation. Benton has additionally lately entered right into a 50/50 strategic alliance with Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SIC) by means of three large-scale joint-venture properties together with Gray River Gold, Golden Hope, and Kepenkeck in Newfoundland that at the moment are being explored.

About Sokoman Minerals Corp.

Sokoman Minerals Corp. is a discovery-oriented firm with tasks in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The corporate’s main focus is its portfolio of gold tasks: flagship, 100%-owned Moosehead, Crippleback Lake (optioned to Trans Canada Gold Corp.) and East Alder (optioned to Canterra Minerals Company) alongside the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt, and the district-scale Fleur de Lys venture in northwestern Newfoundland, that’s focusing on Dalradian-type orogenic gold mineralization much like the Curraghinalt and Cavanacaw deposits in Northern Eire, and Cononish in Scotland. The corporate has additionally entered right into a strategic alliance (the Alliance) with Benton Sources Inc. by means of three large-scale joint-venture properties together with Gray River Gold, Golden Hope and Kepenkeck on the island of Newfoundland. Sokoman now controls independently and thru the Alliance over 150,000 hectares (>6,000 claims – 1,500 sq. km), making it one of many largest landholders in Newfoundland, Canada’s latest and rapidly-emerging gold district. Sokoman additionally retains an curiosity in an early-stage antimony/gold venture (Startrek) in Newfoundland, optioned to White Metallic Sources Inc., and in Labrador, the corporate has a 100% curiosity within the Iron Horse (Fe) venture that has Direct Delivery Ore (DSO) potential.

Mineralization hosted on adjoining and/or close by properties isn’t essentially indicative of mineralization hosted on Sokoman’s property.

For additional data, please contact:

CHF Capital Markets
Thomas Do, IR Supervisor
Telephone: 416-868-1079 x 232
Electronic mail:thomas@chfir.com

Benton Sources Inc.
Stephen Stares, President & CEO
Telephone: 807-475-7474
Electronic mail:sstares@bentonresources.ca

Sokoman Minerals Corp.
Timothy Froude, P.Geo., President & CEO
Telephone: 709-765-1726
Electronic mail:tim@sokomanmineralscorp.com

Web site: www.bentonresources.ca, www.sokomanmineralscorp.com
Twitter: @BentonResources, @SokomanMinerals
Fb: @BentonResourcesBEX, @SokomanMinerals
LinkedIn: @BentonResources, @SokomanMinerals

THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

The data contained herein incorporates “forward-looking statements” inside the which means of relevant securities laws. Ahead-looking statements relate to data that’s based mostly on assumptions of administration, forecasts of future outcomes, and estimates of quantities not but determinable. Any statements that specific predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, targets, assumptions or future occasions or efficiency should not statements of historic reality and could also be “forward-looking statements.”

Ahead-looking statements are topic to quite a lot of dangers and uncertainties which might trigger precise occasions or outcomes to vary from these mirrored within the forward-looking statements, together with, with out limitation: dangers associated to failure to acquire satisfactory financing on a well timed foundation and on acceptable phrases; dangers associated to the result of authorized proceedings; political and regulatory dangers related to mining and exploration; dangers associated to the upkeep of inventory change listings; dangers associated to environmental regulation and legal responsibility; the potential for delays in exploration or improvement actions or the completion of feasibility research; the uncertainty of profitability; dangers and uncertainties referring to the interpretation of drill outcomes, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; dangers associated to the inherent uncertainty of manufacturing and price estimates and the potential for sudden prices and bills; outcomes of prefeasibility and feasibility research, and the likelihood that future exploration, improvement or mining outcomes won’t be per the Alliance’s expectations; dangers associated to gold value and different commodity value fluctuations; and different dangers and uncertainties associated to the Alliance’s prospects, properties and enterprise detailed elsewhere within the Alliance’s disclosure report. Ought to a number of of those dangers and uncertainties materialize, or ought to underlying assumptions show incorrect, precise outcomes might range materially from these described in forward-looking statements. Traders are cautioned in opposition to attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Alliance doesn’t assume any obligation to replace or revise them to replicate new occasions or circumstances. Precise occasions or outcomes might differ materially from the Alliance’s expectations or projections.

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