Goldrush Resources Ltd.

Goldrush Resources Ltd.

June 13, 2007 16:05 ET

Goldrush Intersects Near Surface Gold Mineralization in Drilling on Hounde Permits

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GOD) ("Goldrush" or the "Company") is pleased to report results from an initial rotary air blast ("RAB") and reverse circulation ("RC") drilling program on three Hounde group permits.

Assay highlights include:

- 1.87 g/t Au over 4 metres

- 1.29 g/t Au over 6 metres

- 1.28 g/t Au over 6 metres

- 1.20 g/t Au over 4 metres

- 1.11 g/t Au over 6 metres

- 0.93 g/t Au over 12 metres

At Bangbara and Olongo, gold mineralization was found to be associated with silicified tuff and schist, with silicification expressed by quartz veining. The drilling successfully delineated a 1,600 metre long gold zone (from RAB fence 800N to 2400N) and two other anomalous areas near RAB fences 1000S and 6000N which require follow-up drilling. Drill intersections on line 1000S included 12 metres at 0.93 g/t Au and 2 metres at 0.62 g/t Au. Drill intersections on line 6000N included 6 metres at 1.1 g/t Au; 2 metres at 1.1 g/t Au and 2 metres at 0.64 g/t Au; 2 metres at 1.01 g/t Au; 2metres at 0.74 g/t Au and 2 metres at 0.63 g/t Au.

Permit Location

Goldrush owns nine Hounde Group exploration permits that are located approximately 280 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Ouagadougou in the southern portion of the Hounde greenstone belt and along the regional Hounde-Ouahigouya shear zone. Before 2006 none of the Hounde Group exploration permits had been investigated by drilling.

Drill Program Description

Within the Hounde group permits, a total of 11,346 metres of drilling was conducted on the Olongo (3,617 metres in 3 RC and 39 RAB holes over 4 fences); Bangbara (4,293 m in 72 RC and 22 RAB holes over 7 fences), and Loropeni (3,436 metres in 98 RAB holes over 3 fences) permits between March 1 and April 25, 2007. Due to RAB drill breakdowns, the drilling contractor used a RC drill rig to drill a total of 5,250 metres (46 percent) of the drilling program at no extra charge to the Company.

The main objective of the drilling program was to explore a 5 kilometre long by 2.5 kilometre wide gold-bearing corridor on the Olongo and Bangbara permits (see Goldrush News Release dated November 1, 2006) and to investigate favourable geophysical targets and gold-bearing rock samples collected on the Loropeni permit. A surface plan showing the drill hole locations and orientations is available at

In this program, each drill hole fence consisted of a series of holes inclined at -45 degrees mainly oriented to the east, spaced at 25 metre intervals and drilled to a depth of 40 to 50 metres.

At Loropeni, all three RAB fences were orientated at 291 degrees and inclined at -45 degrees. Spacing between drill holes at Loropeni varied from 3 to 30 metres and average drill length was 35 metres, due to an elevated water table.

Significant Assay Results

Significant assay results are provided in the following table. RC drill samples were collected at regular one metre of drill advance while the RAB drill samples were assayed from two metre composite samples.

Inter- Average
Local Local val Hole Gold
Permit grid grid Sampling (m) Length grade
Name Hole No. - X - Y Type from to (m) (g/t)
Bangbara BRBB07-030 -524 -1000 RC 44 56 12 0.93
Bangbara BRBB07-068 -125 2400 RC 22 28 6 1.28
Bangbara BRBB07-083 -1550 6000 RAB 14 20 6 1.1
Olongo OLBB07-004 75 800 RC 9 10 1 2.44
Olongo OLBB07-030 175 1400 RAB 30 34 4 1.87
Olongo OLBB07-031 200 1400 RAB 2 6 4 1.2
Olongo OLBB07-047 600 1400 RAB 6 12 6 1.11
Olongo OLBB07-055 500 2000 RC 40 41 1 0.84
Olongo OLBB07-056 525 2000 RC 16 22 6 1.29
Loropeni LPLB07-036 125 800 RAB 7 4 2 1.03
Loropeni LPLB07-041 0 800 RAB 8 10 2 1.41

Readers are cautioned that there is insufficient information to determine if the above reported hole length intervals represent true widths.

Correlation of drill results to soil anomalies and rock samples

At Bangbara and Olongo, several drill intersections correspond to previously identified soil anomalies and gold mineralization in rock samples:

Hole Gold Average soil (ppb)
Permit Length grade or rock (g/t)
Name Hole No. (m) (g/t) Corresponds to gold grade
Bangbara BRBB07-030 12 0.93 rock samples 1.16 g/t; 0.96 g/t
Bangbara BRBB07-068 6 1.28 soil samples 264 ppb; 176 ppb
Bangbara BRBB07-083 6 1.1 soil samples 236 ppb; 69 ppb
Olongo OLBB07-030 4 1.87 rock sample 8.4 g/t
Olongo OLBB07-031 4 1.2 soil sample 70 ppb
Olongo OLBB07-047 6 1.11 rock sample 0.54 g/t
Olongo OLBB07-055 2 3.75 rock sample 40.4 g/t Au
Olongo OLBB07-056 6 1.76 rock sample 2.85 g/t Au
Loropeni LPLB07-036 2 1.03 rock sample 1.06 g/t Au
Loropeni LPLB07-041 2 1.41 rock sample 4.80 g/t Au

At Loropeni, induced polarization targets were intersected by drilling. The geophysical anomalies are caused by deformed and oxidized intermediate volcanics with quartz veining producing a resistivity anomaly. Sulphide boxworks possibly associated with deeper unoxidized rock form a positive chargeability response. The best gold intersection recovered from Loropeni was 1.41 g/t Au over 2 metres at the contact between fine to medium-grained sedimentary rock and a quartzite unit that contains 2 to 4 percent quartz veining.

Follow-up Program

The current drilling program has identified three areas for follow-up drilling on the Olongo and Bangbara permits:

(i) a 1,600 metre long gold zone (from RAB fence 800N to 2400N);

(ii) an anomalous area near RAB fence 1000S; and

(iii) an anomalous area near RAB fence 6000N.

The follow-up program will consist of 4,850 metres of RAB drilling and 1,000 metres of RC drilling at Bangbara and 3,800 metres of RAB drilling and 940 metres of RC drilling at Olongo. This program will commence after the completion of drill platforms during the third quarter of this year. The surface plan noted above shows the location of the proposed RAB fences and is available at

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Goldrush follows a strict sampling and QA-QC protocol. Details of this program for RAB and RC drilling and rock and soil sampling are provided in Goldrush news releases dated November 1, September 19, August 31 and July 19, 2006.

Mr. Driffield Cameron, P.Geo., Director of Goldrush, is the Qualified Person for this press release for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. Dr. Jean-Francois Couture, P.Geo, Principal Geologist with SRK, reviewed the technical information contained in this news release.

About Goldrush: Goldrush is a mineral exploration company focused on gold exploration in Burkina Faso, West Africa with an established organization of people and projects to enable aggressive growth. Through a strategic partnership with High River Gold Mines Ltd. Goldrush has the ability to access High River's processing facilities and infrastructure without incurring all the capital costs associated with developing a stand-alone mine, thereby enhancing the economics of gold deposits within trucking distance of the processing facility.

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



Len Brownlie - President

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