Bonanza Goldfields Acquires Historic Claims at Tarantula

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PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire -10/06/11)- Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (Pinksheets: BONZ.PK - News) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") announces today the acquisition of 28 Lode Claims expanding the Tarantula Project to over 500 acres of contiguous property directly adjacent to the historic Congress Mine which operated from 1887 to 1959, producing over 400,000 ounces of lode gold.

The Bonanza geological team, as part of the completion of the Preliminary Geological Survey, received assay results from the outlying regions of the Tarantula Project. This area was determined by the team to be under-studied and under-analyzed from all historical perspectives. The existence of quartz float, sulfide oxidation anomalies, outcrops of greenstone, and unusually large visible mineralized quartz veins leads management to believe the same quality quartz vein structure at the Congress Mine is ubiquitous throughout the existing and new claims expansion of the Tarantula Project. Bonanza's strategy is to utilize alluvial material for near-term placer production while simultaneously proving out the Tarantula property in its entirety with RC drilling techniques and continued assay analysis leading towards a NI 43-101 US equivalency geological report.

Commenting on Bonanza Goldfields' historic development, President Scott G. Geisler stated, "Although the final aspects of the Preliminary Geological Survey are being completed, management has enough information to move ahead with alluvial placer production plans. Equipment and personnel are being mobilized and nominal production levels are expected to proceed in the current quarter. Furthermore, based on cursory exploration of the new claims package, targets are already being identified for a drill program commissioning to prove out additional placer material and mineralized quartz veins."

Geisler continued, "Expanding our footprint at Tarantula is very advantageous for shareholders, and securing these claims brings substantial new value to the company. Achieving our expansion goals ensures the life of the project as we move forward. Early on, we proved to ourselves the viability of the project through local assay and analysis. With exceptional visible mineralized quartz present on Tarantula's claims and our close proximity to the historic Congress mine site, we feel Bonanza now has a world class land package that will prove to be as historic in nature as the Congress Mine."

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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Scott G. Geisler
President

Contact:

Steven Ragan
VP of Corporate Communications
720-446-6087

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