Great Quest to Resume Exploration Program at the Tilemsi Phosphate Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (September 18, 2013) -- Great Quest Metals Ltd (the "Company" or "Great Quest") (TSX-V: GQ) is pleased to announce that its exploration program at the Tilemsi phosphate project will resume after 18 months of geopolitical uncertainty that affected the Company's field operations in northern Mali.
Great Quest's senior management recently had the opportunity to return to the region of Tilemsi, to meet with government officials, gauge the security conditions in the region and prepare the camp ahead of the planned field operations. Substantial military and UN peacekeeping presence, observed in the vicinity of the Tilemsi project and along the Gao-Bourem axis leading to site, is an indication of the Malian and international community's commitment to maintain peace and stability in the region. The Company was also pleased to receive renewed support from local government representatives.
President and CEO, Jed Richardson commented on his recent visit, "It was encouraging to travel freely in Mali's north and witness the new peace that has been fostered in the region. Commerce and agriculture have bounced back with the re-establishment of Malian law and order. We are excited to get back to work.
Presidential elections were held in Mali last month and a democratically-elected president was sworn in on September 04, 2013. Government employees and the Malian army have now returned to posts in Gao and throughout the north of the country.
About Great Quest
Great Quest Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company with assets in Mali, West Africa. The Company is focused on developing the Tilemsi Phosphate Project, encompassing 1,206 km² in northeastern Mali. The Company also holds several gold concessions in the productive Birimian gold belt, in southwestern Mali. Great Quest is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GQ, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol GQM.
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