VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/11 -- Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: GOD)(OTCQX: GDRRF)(PINK SHEETS: GDRRF) ("Goldrush" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a Rotary Air Blast ("RAB") drilling program began on November 17 on the Company's Pompoi permit, contiguous with and to the east of Roxgold Inc.'s ("Roxgold") Yaramoko permit. The program will include up to 6,500 metres of RAB drilling in two fences orientated to traverse an interpreted east - west gold anomaly located in the southwest quadrant of the Pompoi permit. This anomalous area is 2.9 kilometres east of Roxgold's recent Baggasi Central "55 Zone" high grade gold discovery. The two fences will extend for a total distance of 4,000 metres with up to 170 holes collared at a distance of 25 metres apart. The drilling program marks the second phase of exploration on a portion of the Pompoi permit in conjunction with the recent high grade drilling results by Roxgold on its Yaramoko permit.
The southwest Pompoi gold-in-soil anomaly was defined by reconnaissance scale (400 by 200 metre) soil sampling that partly defined an anomaly of greater than 13 ppb gold which contained eleven anomalous gold values, with individual high values up to 504 ppb gold (see Goldrush news release dated September 7, 2011 for full details). The anomaly has been traced over a north-south distance of 1,600 metres and westerly for 1,400 metres to the common boundary of Pompoi and Roxgold's Yaramoko permit, where it is continuing.
An excerpt from a July 2010 Technical Report on the Yaramoko Permit provided on the Roxgold website, describes the mineralization on the Yaramoko permit as a series of subparallel quartz veins hosted in northwest trending shears. A granodioritic to tonalitic body has intruded the volcanic country rocks, and the resulting veins and shears related to this event cut both the volcanics and the intrusive on its eastern flank. Artisanal workings generally line up along this south southeast trending shearing, with these activities being conducted at a high angle to the shear. An interpretation of this description suggests that the mineralized structures may trend easterly onto the Pompoi permit although readers are cautioned that there is no data to confirm that mineralization on the Yaramoko permit extends onto the Pompoi permit.
According to Roxgold's news releases dated October 4 and 19, 2011, diamond drilling on the "55 Zone", Bagassi Central area, 2.9 kilometres from Goldrush's Pompoi permit western boundary, produced gold intersections of 53.56 g/t Au over 8 metres in hole YRM-11-DDH-021, 47.41 g/t Au over 8.5 metres in hole YRM-11-DDH-018, and 37.68 g/t Au over 16 metres in hole YMR-11-DDH-024. Deeper holes drilled on the eastern edge of the 55 Zone encountered 31.90 g/t Au over 5 metres in hole YRM-11-DDH-032 and 48.46 g/t Au over 2 metres in hole YRM-11-DDH-034. Roxgold's interpretation of the drilling results has the series of gold-bearing structures from north to south occasionally overlapping along strike in an east to west direction, and perhaps plunging to the east towards the Goldrush permit.
Goldrush's wide spaced sampling has also documented eight separate anomalies, each of which is composed of two contiguous samples that could represent elevated bedrock gold mineralization with strike lengths of up to 800 metres. Also, a single soil sample assaying 903 ppb gold was found adjacent to the Pompoi-Yaramoko permit boundary, approximately 700 metres north of Goldrush's southwest gold-in-soil anomaly.
In addition to the potential extensions of the easterly trending structures containing the Bagassi Central gold mineralization on the Yaramoko permit, an interpretation of the regional airborne magnetometer survey which covers the Pompoi permit suggests the occurrence of a structural regime of northeasterly trending faults and/or shear zones and folding (in the northern parts of the permit) similar to that seen at Semafo Inc.'s Mana Mine.
Also, Goldrush has identified in the northern part of the soil sampled area a northerly oriented gold anomaly that spans a north-south distance of 2,000 metres and an east-west distance of 1,400 metres, with the most westerly portion approximately two kilometres east of the common Pompoi-Yaramoko permit boundary. This anomaly is slated for drill testing in a future program.
Location maps showing Goldrush's soil sampling results, regional geophysics and proximity to the Yaramoko/Bagassi Central drilling area are available at www.goldrushresources.ca.
Mr. Driffield Cameron, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Goldrush, is the Qualified Person for this press release for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the technical information herein.
About Goldrush: Goldrush is a Canadian mineral exploration company which has successfully focused on gold exploration in West Africa, where the Company has discovered, and is currently expanding and defining the 249,000 ounce (inferred resource of 5.9 million tones at a grade of 1.31 g/t Au) Ronguen gold deposit in Burkina Faso.
For further information on Goldrush Resources Ltd., shareholders and other interested parties are invited to visit the Company's website at www.goldrushresources.ca.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
GOLDRUSH RESOURCES LTD.
Len Brownlie, President and Chief Executive Officer
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