VANCOUVER, BC -- Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd., is pleased to announce the start of a pre-drilling program on the Kenieba concession, which is south of and adjacent to Nevsun's land package, covering the Tabakoto and Segala deposits in western Mali, West Africa. .
The program includes soil sampling and geological mapping of the 7 km long Djambaye zone where the local miners (orpailleurs) have been digging pits in the search for and recovery of gold for 300 years. A one (1) sq km area along this zone was previously mapped and soil sampled with the result that as many as 5 parallel granitic dykes were found, and extensive areas of soils, anomalous in gold were defined. The dikes are important, for it is thought that they introduced gold into the system. This spring's program was originally planned for last October, but because of an unusually late rainy season, was postponed until now.
The autumn exploration included a program of geological mapping, soil sampling and limited pitting west of the Djambaye zone. Two zones of gold mineralization, Kabaya 1 and Kabaya 2, were discovered during this program. The Kabaya 1 is covered by an extensive area of orpaillage, or pits dug by the local miners, that has been traced for 2.5 km and is over 100 metres wide. Two soil samples 200 metres apart gave 3800 and 9085 ppb gold. Samples from 5 pits, 200 metres north of the two soil samples ranged from 18 to 19,465 ppb gold. The Kabaya 1 appears to trend to the north and is defined by an area of soils anomalous in gold, extensive areas of orpaillage and evidence of quartz veining within a granitic dike.
The program on the Kabaya zones will consist of pitting and sampling to better define the size and orientation of the gold mineralization in the area.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Willis W. Osborne"
Willis W. Osborne