Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

August 17, 2009 12:54 ET

Gold Canyon Closes Strategic Investment With Jipangu Inc. of Japan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - Gold Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GCU)(PINK SHEETS:GDCRF) ("Gold Canyon" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced strategic investment by Jipangu Inc. ("Jipangu"), the only gold mining company in Japan, in Gold Canyon. In consideration of a payment by Jipangu to Gold Canyon in the amount of C$400,000, the Company has issued 2,500,000 common shares from treasury and has granted Jipangu certain rights of first refusal with respect to any sale, grant or other disposition of Gold Canyon's interest in the Springpole Gold Project in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada or any future financing of the Company for a period of one year from the closing of the investment. Net proceeds of the transaction will be used for additional work on Gold Canyon's Springpole Gold Project.

Common shares issued to Jipangu will be subject to a hold period expiring on December 18, 2009 in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities laws.

About Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

Gold Canyon is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral and precious metals properties. The Company controls a 100% interest in the Springpole Gold - Horseshoe Island Gold, Platinum, Palladium Project and Favourable Lake Poly-metallic property currently under option to Shoreham Resources Inc. pursuant to an option and joint venture agreement entered into in December 2005 - all in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada.

Through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Gold Canyon Resources USA Inc., the Company controls a 100% interest in the Cordero Gallium Project situated in Humboldt County, Nevada, U.S.A.

Gold Canyon entered into a Joint Exploration Agreement with the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in January 2009.

Additional information can be found on the Company's website:

Akiko Levinson, President & Director

Certain statements contained in this news release using the terms "may", "expects to", "project", "estimate", "plans", and other terms denoting future possibilities, are forward-looking statements in respect to various issues including upcoming events based upon current expectations which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. The future conduct of the Company's business and the feasibility of its mineral exploration properties are dependent upon a number of factors and there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to conduct its operations as contemplated and the accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to a variety of risks that are beyond our ability to predict or control and which may cause actual results to differ materially from the projections or estimates contained herein. The risks include, but are not limited to, the risks described in the above press release; those risks set out in the company's disclosure documents and its annual, quarterly and current reports; the fact that exploration activities seldom result in the discovery of a commercially viable mineral resource and are also significant amounts of capital to undertake and the other risks associated with start-up mineral exploration operations with insufficient liquidity, and no historical profitability. The Company disclaims any obligation to revise any forward looking statements as a result of information received after the fact or regarding future events.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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