Goldrush Resources Ltd.
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Goldrush Resources Ltd.

September 19, 2006 09:30 ET

Goldrush Announces Initial Drilling Results From Tougouri and Nomikdou Permits, Burkina Faso, West Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2006) - Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GOD) ("Goldrush" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the receipt of assay results from its initial rotary air blast ("RAB") drilling program on the Tougouri and Nomikdou permits. Tougouri and Nomikdou are located in northeastern Burkina Faso, near the Taparko Exploitation Permit of High River Gold Mines Ltd. ("High River") (TSX:HRG) where High River is developing the Taparko-Bouroum open pit gold mine and processing plant.

Tougouri Permit

During May and June, work on the Taparko Group focused on the Tougouri and Nomikdou permits. At Tougouri, which lies approximately 20 kilometres southwest of the Taparko open pits, 40 kilometres of induced polarization ("IP") and ground magnetics surveys over the A1 grid delineated two parallel coincident chargeability-resistivity anomalies underlying a previously defined 2.4 kilometre long north-easterly trending soil and rock geochemistry anomaly. The two geophysical trends lie along the interpreted contact between metabasalt (to the northwest) and metasedimentary rocks (to the southeast) which hosts gold mineralization in quartz veins.

A RAB drilling program consisting of 3,426 meters in six north-south fences, with holes spaced at 25 meters and drilled to a 40 meter depth at a -45 degrees inclination, was completed in late July. Four of the six drill fences, over an east-west distance of approximately 1,200 meters, encountered anomalous gold mineralization. Seven boreholes yielded gold intersections greater than 0.5 g/t gold, with the best intersections grading 5.5 g/t gold over 2 meters and 1.6 g/t gold over 4 meters. The gold intersections confirm gold mineralization in near surface bedrock and are listed in the table below. There is insufficient information nto determine if the reported borehole length intervals represent true widths.



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Hole Local Local From To Length Gold
Target ID Grid X Grid Y (m) (m) (m) (g/t) Lithology
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A1 TA1B06- 50 -650 0 4 4 1.63 Siltstone saprolite
029 + 2% Quartz
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A1 TA1B06- 50 -600 2 4 2 1.00 Laterite + siltstone
031 saprolite
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A1 TA1B06- 700 -950 6 8 2 1.28 Sandstone saprolite
045 + 3% Quartz
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A1 TA1B06- 1100 -750 30 32 2 5.50 Siltstone saprolite
069
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A1 TA1B06- 1300 -875 46 48 2 0.79 Sandstone saprolite
076
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A1 TA1B06- 1300 -850 28 30 2 1.10 Sandstone saprolite
077
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A1 TA1B06- 1300 -800 0 2 2 1.13 Sandstone saprolite
079
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The gold mineralization is associated with sericite, limonite, chlorite, hematite and local kaolinite. These intervals are also characterized by fine-grained disseminated pyrite mineralization and occasional visible gold. A drill plan map showing the location of the RAB drill fence and main assay results is available at www.goldrushresources.ca.

The Tougouri A1 anomaly is open to the northeast where it crosses onto the adjacent Doumissi permit also held by Goldrush. The Doumissi permit is contiguous with the Taparko Exploitation Permit of High River.

These initial drilling results have verified the geochemically anomalous nature of a portion of the previously identified geophysical anomaly and have demonstrated a target area of approximately 400 x 1,200 meters. Goldrush plans to follow up the best gold intersections with approximately 1,200 meters of reverse circulation ("RC") drilling at depth and along strike during the fourth quarter of 2006.

Nomikdou Permit

On the Nomikdou permit, prospecting, soil sampling, trenching and mapping previously identified a north-northeast trending gold-in-soil anomaly occurring near a major lithological contact between Birimian volcano-sedimentary units and granitic rocks , sub-parallel to the regional Markoye fault. During May and June, detailed work defined three areas (Z1, Z2 and Z3) based on soil anomalies ranging in length from 400 meters (Z1) to 1,300 meters (Z2) over areas with minimal bedrock exposure. A RAB drilling program over the three targets was completed in late July. The drilling program consisted of four, east-southeast oriented fences of inclined RAB boreholes totaling 2,509 meters with holes drilled at 25 meter spacing to a depth of 40 meters at a -45 degree inclination.

Eleven boreholes yielded twelve gold intervals grading more than 0.5 g/t gold, with the best intersection grading 2.4 g/t gold over 8 meters on Zone 2, fence 3000N. The gold intersections confirm gold mineralization in near surface bedrock and are listed below. There is insufficient information to determine if the reported borehole length intervals represent true widths.



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Hole Local Local From To Length Gold
Target ID Grid X Grid Y (m) (m) (m) (g/t) Lithology
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Zone 1 NZB06- -75 -1800 22 28 6 0.82 Siltstone saprolite
006 + 1% Quartz
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Zone 1 NZB06- -50 -1800 20 22 2 0.52 Siltstone saprolite
007 + 5% Quartz
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Zone 2 NZB06- -350 3000 28 30 2 0.58 Siltstone saprolite
015
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Zone 2 NZB06- -400 3000 16 18 2 1.19 Siltstone saprolite
017 + 3% Quartz
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Zone 2 NZB06- -400 3000 24 32 8 2.42 Siltstone saprolite
017 + 2% Quartz
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Zone 2 NZB06- -450 3000 4 6 2 0.56 Siltstone saprolite
019 + 2% Quartz
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Zone 2 NZB06- -575 3000 12 14 2 0.66 Siltstone saprolite
024
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Zone 2 NZB06- -400 3500 0 2 2 0.50 Laterite
035
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Zone 2 NZB06- -425 3500 8 10 2 0.47 Siltstone saprolite
036 + 2% Quartz
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Zone 3 NZB06- -1250 3400 0 2 2 0.86 Siltstone saprolite
049
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Zone 3 NZB06- -1500 3400 10 12 2 0.52 Siltstone saprolite
059
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Zone 3 NZB06- -1570 3400 34 36 2 1.17 Siltstone saprolite
062 + 10% Quartz
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The auriferous intervals contain sericite, limonite, hematite and local kaolinite and are also characterized by fine-grained disseminated pyrite mineralization, manganese, graphite and occasional visible gold.

Zone 1 has been tested using one drill fence (1800 S) and thus the gold zone intersected is open in all directions. Zone 2 has been tested using two drill fences (3000N and 3500N), 500 meter apart. Gold anomalies intersected along fence 3500N suggest that the significant gold mineralized zone intersected along fence 3000N extends to the north, in addition to be opened in all other directions. Zone 3 has been tested using one drill fence (3400N) and the gold zones are open in all directions.

Goldrush management is very encouraged by the early stage drill results at Tougouri, Nomikdou and at Ronguen on Kongoussi 1 (see August 31, 2006 news release) and will be visiting the permits and attending meetings in Ouagadougou in late September to coordinate follow-up drilling programs on these permits and initial drilling programs on several of Goldrush's other permits in Burkina Faso. With cash on hand of over C$2.4 million, the Company plans to invest approximately C$1.4 million of exploration work during the fourth quarter. In preparation for follow-up drilling at Ronguen, a gradient array IP-Resistivity and ground magnetometer survey totalling 62 line kilometres is currently underway.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Goldrush follows a strict sampling and QA-QC protocol.

RAB Drilling

RAB drilling assay samples are collected over contiguous 1 metre intervals. Approximately 20 kilograms of cuttings are recovered for every sample and split several times to yield a 1 kilogram sample. The assay samples are sent to the laboratory as 2-meter composite weighing 2 kilograms. The remainder of the split is stored at Goldrush's secure facilities. Analytical work is carried out at the independent Abilab Laboratories Ltd. in Bamako, Mali. The samples are subject to a full sample preparation followed by a 50-gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish; individual samples with a gold concentration greater than 5.0 g/t are re-run with a gravimetric finish. Goldrush's QA-QC program included 10 percent blanks, duplicates and standard reference samples. Blind repeat assaying at the original laboratory and check assaying at a North American accredited laboratory are planned at the end of the drilling campaign. A 0.5 g/t cut-off grade was used for the calculation of composite intervals. The maximum distance of dilution of assay results of less than the cut-off grade included within a composite interval is 2.5 metres.

Dr. Jean-Francois Couture, P.Geo, Principal Geologist with SRK, is the Qualified Person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101. Dr. Couture reviewed the technical information contained in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

GOLDRUSH RESOURCES LTD.

Len Brownlie - President

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Except for statements of historical fact relating to the company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling results and other geological data, fluctuating metal prices, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future and other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

To view Nomikdou drill plan please click on the following link: http://www.goldrushresources.ca/images/nomikdoumap.jpg

To view Tougouri drill plan please click on the following link: http://www.goldrushresources.ca/images/tougourimap.jpg

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