Goldrush Resources Ltd.

Goldrush Resources Ltd.

February 26, 2009 19:32 ET

Goldrush to Follow-Up Positive Gold Assays With Trenching Program at Salbo Permit, Burkina Faso, West Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) - Goldrush Resources Ltd. ("Goldrush" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GOD) is pleased to report that a program of trenching will be initiated in March, 2009 to follow-up positive rock sampling results from the Salbo permit, located 60 kilometres ("km") by paved highway north of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The 146 km2 Salbo permit is approximately 35 km south of Goldrush's flagship Ronguen gold project that hosts a 249,000 ounce inferred gold resource (5.9 million tonnes grading an average of 1.31 g/t gold, using a cutoff grade of 0.5 g/t gold).

As detailed in the Company's press release dated February 17, 2009, of 363 rock samples taken on the Salbo permit, 20 assays returned greater than 1.2 g/t gold, to a maximum of 30.9 g/t gold. Twelve of the high grade rock samples were collected near the main artisanal site that overlies a soil anomaly.

The combination of rock and soil sampling and geological mapping has identified three NE-SW mineralized trends on the permit. The main trend extends for at least 2 km and includes the main Salbo artisanal site and an associated site to the southwest (Salbo Southwest). The second trend is over 500 metres in length and runs parallel to the main trend, some 1.5 km to the northwest. The third trend has been traced for over 100 metres and runs parallel to the northern portion of the main trend, at a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres to the southeast. The trenching program will total approximately 1,000 metres and will consist of 20 metre long trenches at 40 metre spacings over portions of the three trends to expose gold bearing veins and associated wall rocks. Depending on the results of this program, a reverse circulation drill program of up to 3,500 metres will be considered for Q2, 2009.

Goldrush Exihibiting at PDAC 2009

Goldrush Resources Ltd. will be exhibiting at the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada Convention and Tradeshow, March 1-4, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Shareholders and interested parties are invited to attend booth #444 in the Trade Show area to meet with management and to discuss 2008 exploration results and the Company's 2009 exploration plan.

Resignation of Officer

Dr. Jean-Pierre Tutusaus has accepted a multi-year position with the European Commission. The Board of Directors and Management of Goldrush would like to thank Dr. Tutusaus for his contributions as Vice-President, Exploration over the past year.

About Goldrush: Goldrush is a mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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



Len Brownlie - President

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