VANCOUVER, BC -- Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd., is reporting today on the final results from drill holes 18 through 22 of the 2003-04 diamond drill program on the Bourdala concessions in western Mali, West Africa. Hole DH 18-BR was drilled in the Bourdala Sud-Ouest zone to test for a northeasterly extension of the zone with intersections of 10 m of 3.92 g/t gold and 5 m of 8.63 g/t gold from DH 06-BR and 7.0 m of 5.00 g/t gold from DH 11-BR. Although DH 18-BR intersected a zone from 43.5 to 55.4 m similar in nature to those found in the other two holes, results are negligible.
DH 19-LD was drilled in the Drin Drin area, and Holes 20-NS and 21-NS were drilled in the Nanike Sodjigui areas. Drilling in the Nanike Sodjigui area was designed to follow up results from the 2002-03 drilling where DH 04-NS intersected 5.6 m of 2.25 g/t gold from 41.5 to 47.1. DH 20-NS cut the same zone from 88.5 to 94.5 m with 0.11 g/t gold. In both holes, a fault zone was intersected with arsenopyrite, pyrite and quartz, however, recovery was very poor. DH 21- NS was drilled to hit the extension of this zone 50 m southeast. Both DH 19-NS in the Drin Drin area and DH 21-NS hit the zones of interest with arsenopyrite and quartz but assays for gold are low. The final hole, hole DH 22-NG was drilled in the Niaragui area. This hole intersected 1 m of 2.00 g/t gold from 67.9 to 68.9 m.
The results from this drill program could be said to be curious to say the least. To repeat previous information on the TD zone, DH 16-TD was drilled to test zones of 5.5 m of 2.91 g/t gold and 7.0 m of 4.34 g/t gold hit in DH 02-TD. The downward extension of both zones was intersected in DH 16-TD, yet the first zone gave 0.76 g/t gold over 9.4 m, and the second, 0.02 g/t gold over 6.0 m. In conclusion, within the TD and Nanike Sodjigui areas, 3 zones intersected in the 2002 -- 03 drilling were also intersected in the 2003-04 drilling, yet results from 2003-4 were much lower than in the previous year. A possible explanation can be attributed to the established fact that considerable variation in the content of gold can occur within a given zone. It just so happened in the 2003 - 04 drill program that lower values were cut. The good news is that these zones were intersected in the 2003-04 drilling and because of the fact much higher values occur along these zones, they must be followed up with further drilling.
The Bourdala Sud --Ouest zone appears to be the most prospective at present for discovering a mineable deposit. The zone trends north-northeast with north-south and northeast, mineralized, veins. Marvin A Mitchell, P.Eng., is the Independent Qualified Person, as defined in National Instrument 43-101, on the project, and ABILAB Afrique de l' Ouest SARL located in Bamako, Mali, conducted the fire assays.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Willis W. Osborne"
Willis W. Osborne