VANCOUVER, BC - Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: GQ), is very pleased to announce that the drill pads have been prepared and drilling is scheduled to start next week on the Djambaye 2 gold zone within the Kenieba concession in western Mali, West Africa. Drilling was previously scheduled to start in mid-March but was delayed by conditions not under control of the Company.
The Djambaye 2 gold zone was discovered in May, 2004 through the sampling of the bottom of 24, 10- to-12 metre-deep pits along a length of 392 metres. The average assay of 29 samples from the 24 pits was 31.44 g/t gold. So far gold mineralization has been traced for 2,342 m along this zone. Geologically the zone consists of a 2 phase diorite-rhyodacite dyke within a zone of silicification. Gold occurs in quartz veins in the dyke and zone of silicification. The Djambaye 2 gold zone has several characteristics similar to the Tabakoto gold deposit of Nevsun Resources, located 8 km to the northeast. These include a north-south diorite dyke, a zone of silicification and 4 sets of mineralized quartz veins. The Tabakoto deposit is scheduled to go into production in 2005.
The diamond drill program has been designed to start testing the dimensions of the zone and the continuity of gold mineralization as well as the structure of the zone. Marvin A. Mitchell, P. Eng., the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101, has approved of the contents of this news release and is currently on site.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Willis W. Osborne"
Willis W. Osborne