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Great Quest Extends the Djambaye 2 Gold Zone an Additional 907 Metres

By Great Quest | 

VANCOUVER, BC -- Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd., is very pleased to announce an extension of 907 metres to the previously reported 1,435 metre length of the Djambaye 2 gold zone for a total of 2,342 metres. Evidence for the extension is shown in the table below. The number under "Metres" is the distance north from the most northerly sample from the original 1,435 metre length. Quartz vein is abbreviated as "QV".

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Pit Number       Metres     Grams/Tonne Gold     Rock Description
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Previously 
 reported pit         -           3.39           Quartz and Chlorite
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P-66                147           0.99           QV in Diorite
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Old Pit             192           6.87           QV in Rhyodacite
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P-67                250           0.06           Saprolite with NE QVs
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P-70                364           0.22           QVs in Sandstone
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Old Pit             424           0.83           QV in Saprolite
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P-73                543           0.10           Diorite
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Old Pit             798          10.76           QV in Diorite
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Old Pit             868           1.32           QV in Diorite
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The samples from the old pits were taken from material around the pits, much of which had been panned by the orpailleurs or hand miners. The other samples were taken from the bottom of pits. Samples from P-48, 39 m south of the most southerly sample of original 1,435 metres length, assayed 0.69 and 5.81 g/t gold from quartz veins in rhyodacite.

The determination of the width of the mineralized zone by pitting was much more difficult. Digging the pits to the preferred depth was not very successful. The digging of pits was made much more difficult by a hard laterite crust in places, dolerite and alluvium to the east of the zone and extremely hard rock as the result of silicification. In addition, the amount of orpaillage or hand dug pits, complicated matters.

The geology consists of an approximately 20 m wide, possibly 2-phase, rhyodacite-diorite dyke within an envelope of silicification. Three quartz vein sets (north-south, east-west and northeast), mineralized with gold, occur within this setting. The width of the mineralized zone as measured on three separate locations through pit samples indicates a minimum width of 2 m, 3 m and 8 m. In all these cases, the zone is open to both the east and west. An estimate of the maximum width of the main mineralized zone is not known. The area of orpaillage is 50 m wide, but that does not mean the width of the zone is 50 m. This will be best determined by drilling. At the northern end of the original 1,435 metre zone, a sample from the main zone assayed 3.39 g/t gold and a sample from a pit 36 m west, assayed 5.28 g/t gold. Four samples between the two assayed from 0.06 to 0.23 g/t gold. The western sample, consisting of quartz in diorite, could indicate a second zone. Two pits with samples of 1.38 and 4.36 g/t gold occur 97 m south of this sample, and P-41, a further 18 m south had samples with 0.92, 1.15, 12.4 and 47.25 g/t gold from various levels in the pit.

In conclusion, the method of pitting was very successful in defining the length of the Djambaye 2 zone but less successful at defining the width. The Company has now outlined a 2.34 kilometre drill target with a possible parallel structure. The next step will be drilling.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"Willis W. Osborne"
Willis W. Osborne
President