VANCOUVER, BC - Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: GQ), is pleased to announce that the start of drilling on the Kenieba concession in western Mali, West Africa will begin on April 4. The focus of the 2,500 metre drill program will be the Djambaye 2 gold zone where gold mineralization in quartz veins is centered on diorite and rhyodacite dykes. This zone has been traced for 3,131 m along the surface. Last year, the Company drilled 12 holes over a length of 414 m with significant intersections in 11 of 12 holes as announced in the spring-summer of 2005.
The program on the Djambaye 2 gold zone will consist of two phases; exploring the zone to depth and drilling along strike. Gold mineralization is found in quartz veins associated with easterly-dipping rhyodacite and diorite dykes. The first phase of the program will consist of drilling holes east of the 2005 holes and exploring the zone to depth. Drilling will also test a new area of orpaillage within the 414 m. The second phase of drilling will consist of testing the Djambaye 2 gold zone to the south.
The Kenieba concession is south of and adjacent to the Tabakoto-Segala concessions of Nevsun Resources. The Djambaye 2 gold zone is only 8 km from the Tabakoto gold mine and, geologically, has many similar characteristics. Nevsun announced today that gold has been poured at the Tabakoto mine, and that commercial production is expected to be achieved in April, 2006. Nevsun plans to mine the Tabakoto open pit reserve of 568,000 ounces of gold and then continue underground.
A total of 6 other diorite or rhyodacite dykes or occurrences with gold mineralization have been found on the Kenieba concession with widths varying from 2 to an estimated 20 m. In addition, some mineralized quartz-vein, quartz-breccia, quartz stringer zones have been identified. One has been traced for 650 m and is up to 17 m wide. At least four of the above zones will be tested during the third phase of drilling. Marvin Mitchell, P. Eng, the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101, has approved of the contents of this news release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Willis W. Osborne"
Willis W. Osborne,