SOURCE: Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

September 13, 2005 13:57 ET

Gold Canyon Appoints W. Duncan Riesmeyer, Former Springpole, Santa Fe Canadian Mining Exploration Manager to the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Gold Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: GCU) ("Gold Canyon" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Duncan Riesmeyer as a Director of Gold Canyon Resources Inc. effective September 12, 2005, subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company will benefit from Mr. Riesmeyer's profound understanding of the Springpole Gold Project along with his 30 years of expertise in the exploration and mining business. Mr. W. Duncan Riesmeyer served as vice president of Santa Fe Canadian Mining, Ltd. and was the exploration manager for the Gold Canyon - Santa Fe Springpole Joint Venture until being appointed to president of Santa Fe's Brazilian subsidiary -- Santa Fe do Brazil Emp Ltda. Mr. Riesmeyer, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree with high distinction in 1969, and from the University of New Mexico with a M.Sc. degree in geology in 1978.

Upon his appointment, Mr. Riesmeyer stated, "I am very pleased and honoured, both personally and professionally, to renew my association with Gold Canyon and the Springpole Gold Project -- a project in which I had, and continue to have great faith as to its ultimate success. The opportunity to again participate in the exploration and development process at Springpole is most fulfilling and exciting."

About Gold Canyon Resources Inc.:

Gold Canyon is engaging in the acquisition and exploration of mineral and precious metals properties and currently owns and operates the Springpole Gold Project in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada and its Cordero Gallium Project in Humboldt County, Nevada, U.S.A. Additional information can be found on the Company's website:

Robert Carrington,
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.
#810-609 Granville Street,
P.O. Box 10356
Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C.  V7Y 1G5
Tel: (604) 682-3234
Fax: (604) 682-0537

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