Goldrush Resources Ltd.

Goldrush Resources Ltd.

April 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Goldrush Announces Appointment of Mr. John Learn as Chief Geologist

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2011) -Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GOD) (Goldrush or the "Company") President & CEO Len Brownlie, Ph.D is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Learn, M.Sc, P.Geo to the position of Chief Geologist for the Company effective June 1, 2011. Mr. Learn will oversee Goldrush's ongoing exploration programs in Burkina Faso, West Africa, with particular emphasis on the Company's flagship Ronguen Gold Deposit to accelerate the advancement to development of this very prospective project, along with advancing the other exploration properties of Goldrush, and with a mandate to acquire additional advanced stage exploration properties in West Africa.

Mr. Learn graduated with an Honours B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1977 and earned his M.Sc. degree in Applied Mineral Exploration from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1981.

From 1982 to 1996 John worked with COGEMA Canada Ltee. as District Geologist with responsibility for uranium and gold exploration projects in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut.

John moved to West Africa in 1996 and worked as Chief Geologist for Channel Resources Ltd. in Burkina Faso from 1996 to 2001. During this time John was part of the team that discovered both the Bombore and Goulagou gold deposits. Subsequently he worked with Orezone Resources Ltd. and was instrumental in the discovery of Orezone's Bondi gold deposit in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Learn worked with a subsidiary of AREVA on gold exploration targets in Ivory Coast and Mali and with Tan Range Exploration Ltd. on gold targets in Tanzania.

John was employed from 2004 to 2009 as Chief Geologist, West Africa, for High River Gold Mines Ltd. where he was instrumental in the advancement of the Bissa gold deposit and discovery of Goldrush's Ronguen gold deposit. Most recently he has served as Exploration Manager, Mali, for IAMGOLD Corporation.

John's vast experience in West Africa will mesh well with Goldrush's strategy of acquiring advanced stage, drill-ready exploration projects in politically stable countries in West Africa, in addition to its existing activities in Burkina Faso.

Commenting on Mr. Learn's appointment, Len Brownlie, President and CEO of Goldrush said: "It speaks extremely well for the quality of Goldrush's existing property portfolio, its ongoing strategic plan of expansion and its existing management team that an eminent geologist with the qualifications and vast West African experience of John Learn has agreed to join the Company. Goldrush management is extremely confident of John's ability to move the Company to another level of exploration expertise and accomplishment for the benefit of all shareholders."

For further information on Goldrush Resources Ltd., shareholders and other interested parties are invited to visit the Company's website at



Len Brownlie – President and Chief Executive Officer

About Goldrush:

Goldrush is a mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration in West Africa, where the company has discovered, and is currently expanding and defining the Ronguen gold deposit in Burkina Faso.

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