Goldrush Resources Ltd.

Goldrush Resources Ltd.

April 04, 2006 09:30 ET

Goldrush Appoints New Director and Provides Update on Exploration Program in Burkina Faso, West Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) - Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GOD) -

Appointment of New Director

Goldrush Resources Ltd. ("Goldrush" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce the appointment of Driffield Cameron, P. Geo. to the board of directors. Mr. Cameron is the Vice-President of Exploration for High River Gold Mines Ltd. ("High River"), and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. Mr. Cameron has over 30 years of international experience in mining exploration with ASARCO Exploration Company of Canada Ltd., Gold Fields Canadian Mining Limited and High River. Driffield Cameron played a leadership role in the teams responsible for the exploration and discovery of High River's Taparko gold deposit in Burkina Faso, the Dunlop #3 gold deposit of the New Britannia Mine in Manitoba and the Springpole gold deposit in Ontario.

Mr. Cameron's exploration experience is an invaluable asset for Goldrush as it investigates the precious metals potential of its recently obtained exploration permits in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Exploration Program Update

On March 6, 2006, following the closing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with High River, the Company advanced Cdn$500,000 to High River, which is managing Goldrush's exploration program. Crews have now embarked on the following prioritized program:

1. Bissa Area Permits

The Tikare and Kongoussi I permits are located approximately 6 km northwest of High River's Bissa Project, where recent drilling encountered high grade intercepts of 39.4 g/t gold over 10 metres and 59.2 g/t gold over 9.1 metres.

The first exploration priority is to perform a regional geochemical survey over 70% of the Kongoussi I permit, followed by detailed mapping and rock sampling over the principal artisanal workings. A similar program is planned for the Mane permit, which is located some 30 km southeast of Bissa.

On the Tikare permit, the Kilou area is a high priority target. This area is underlain by mafic to intermediate metavolcanics intercalcated with interflow chert and quartzite, and host to abundant quartz veining. Previous rock sampling and trenching near the main artisanal site identified several intersections of anomalous gold. More recently, rock sampling has identified four new gold showings. In the second quarter of 2006, 24 square kilometers (6 km x 4 km) of the Kilou area will be covered by detailed mapping, and rock and soil sampling on a 100 x 100 m grid.

2. Taparko Group Permits:

The Doumissi permit is located adjacent to the southwest corner of High River's Taparko Exploitation Permit where High River is developing the Taparko-Bouroum open pit gold mine and processing plant. Immediately west of Doumissi lies the Tougouri permit where previous soil sampling on a 100 x 100 m grid and 65 m of trenching identified a 2 km long gold in soil anomaly. Crews will perform infill soil sampling on a 50 x 50 m spacing over the A1 anomaly and will follow-up with 39 km of gradient array induced polarization and ground magnetometer surveys. In addition, the A1 base line will be extended onto the Doumissi permit as control for detailed mapping and rock sampling.

3. Hounde Area Permits

The Hounde Group permits are strategically located in southwestern Burkina Faso between permits controlled by Orezone Resources Inc. (including the the Bondi gold deposit) and the Kampti permit of Goldcrest Resources Ltd. Several regional targets on the Loropeni, Tokora and Olongo permits will be advanced in the initial phase of the exploration program.

Following completion of this program in early May 2006, the Company will have reserved sufficient cash to fund a six hole reverse circulation drill program on the top three targets. Prior to the end of 2006, the Company intends to spend a total of US$2.2 million on its West African exploration program. In addition, the Company continues to investigate other mineral exploration opportunities in Burkina Faso.

Assignment of OK Copper Project Option

As exploration of the West African exploration permits are now the main focus of the Company, management has accepted an offer from a private British Columbia mineral exploration company, Prophecy Resources Ltd. ("Prophecy") whereby Prophecy will issue the Company 100,000 common shares and pay Cdn$10,000 in order to assume the option agreement between the Company and Eastfield Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ETF) on the OK Copper Project.

For further information on Goldrush Resources Ltd., investors are invited to visit the Company's website at



Len Brownlie - President

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