VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - Goldrush Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GOD)(OTCQX:GDRRF) ("Goldrush" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of the initial Ouavousse permit drilling on seven previously identified gold bearing areas. The program consisted of a 30 hole, 2,820 metre reverse circulation ("RC") drilling program on the 244 square kilometer permit in central Burkina Faso, West Africa, and highlighted the Kooligri South area for detailed evaluation. Highlights of the drilling results include:
- 5.01 g/t Au over 5 metres, in RC hole OUKR11-029, including 20.1 g/t Au (vg) over 1.0 metres.
- 8.67 g/t Au over 2 metres, in RC hole OUKR11-001
- 1.07 g/t Au over 4 metres, in RC hole OUKR11-006
Commenting on the drill results, Goldrush President and CEO Len Brownlie said: "In only 30 holes of the first drilling carried out on the Ouavousse permit, Goldrush has successfully discovered an open mineralized structure over a strike length of 160 metres at the Kooligri South artisanal site where the highest grade intersection occurs in the northeastern most hole (-029) and is open in all directions. This part of the Ouavousse permit has been added to the Company's list of attractive targets for follow-up exploration. A program of mapping and soil sampling is currently underway to assist in the delination of additional drill targets."
It is noteworthy that the Ouavousse permit is immediately west of, and crossed in part, by the interpreted corridor of the Markoye Fault, a major NNE trending structural zone (and possible Porcupine-Destor Fault analogue). The Markoye Fault corridor which has been traced for over 400 kilometres in Burkina Faso and lies adjacent to several substantial gold deposits, including Iamgold's Essakane mine, High River Gold's Taparko mine, Volta's Kiaka gold deposit, and Orezone's Bombore project.
RC holes -027, -028 and -029 were drilled on 80 metre centres at the Kooligri South artisanal site. All three holes intersected the mineralized structure consisting of quartz veining hosted in a deformed, silicified granodiorite with pyritized vein selvages. At 650 metres north of Kooligri South, RC hole OUKR11-030 intersected 1.09 g/t Au over 3 metres, with quartz veining hosted in a strongly deformed sericitized schist. Previous rock sampling (two samples) from this Kooligri North site had produced a best value of 1.58 g Au/t, while seven samples from Kooligri South had returned a high value of 9.77 g Au/t.
The remaining 26 exploration holes drilled on six additional orpailleur (artisanal mining) sites (Ouavousse North, Ouavousse South, OTR 1, Poessin 1, Poessin 2 and Poessin 3) intersected generally short, lower grade sections from areas which had been quite substantially pitted by the orpailleurs.
Significant intersections are noted above and in the following table:
All holes were drilled at an inclination of -60 degrees. True widths are unknown at this time. A total of 2,820 metres were drilled in the 30 RC holes which were continuously sampled at one metre intervals for assaying.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Goldrush maintains a rigorous quality control program involving the use of certified standards from an accredited Canadian laboratory, inserted blanks, and the use of repeat assays. Details of Goldrush's quality control program were provided in the Company's News Release #2010-13, dated October 25, 2010.
The SGS laboratory in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso was used for sample analysis. Samples are assayed using standard fire assay techniques on a 50 gram charge with an atomic absorption finish. For its internal control, SGS inserted two certified standards and one blank, and analyzed one random duplicate for approximately each 25 samples submitted. For its certified standard and blank samples included in the QA-QC procedure, Goldrush averaged 11.5% of the total samples submitted.
The RC drilling was contracted to Forages Technic-Eau/Burkina sarl based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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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