Great Quest Intersects Gold in Three More Drill Holes on Djambaye 2 Gold Zone

Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2007

VANCOUVER, BC -- Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is pleased to announce the fifth set of results from the 2007 diamond drill program on the Djambaye 2 gold zone, Kenieba concession, western Mali, West Africa. The objective of the 2007 program has been to augment the mineral resource of 928,787 tonnes of 4.48 grams per tonne gold on the zone, as defined by Carl Verley (P. Geol.) in 2006, by deepening and lengthening the known extent of the zone through drilling. Results are as follows:

Drill Hole        Interval    Width  Estimated True              Gold
Number             (metres) (metres)  Width (metres) (grams per tonne)
KN 61-07    26.50 -  40.40    13.90            9.59              1.01
 Including  28.50 -  29.50     1.00            0.69              2.62
 Including  37.50 -  38.10     1.00            0.69              2.72
 And        53.90 -  54.50     0.60            0.41              0.96
 And       111.40 - 112.70     1.30            0.90              2.12
KN 62-07    88.70 -  92.70     4.00            2.26              1.07
 Including  88.70 -  89.70     1.00            0.69              2.19
 And       179.60 - 180.60     1.00            0.69              1.52
KN 63-07    26.00 -  57.60    31.60           21.80              1.18
 Including  55.20 -  56.60     1.40            0.97             16.55

Holes KN 61-07 and 62-07 were located 100 metres south of Hole KN 59-07 and 60-07 respectively. KN 63-07 was located 100 metres south of KN 62-07. All holes were drilled at -50º to 315º. The 2007 drill program on the Djambaye 2 gold zone has now been completed, and the Company is currently in Phase 3 of the program which consists of drilling some of the other zones on the concession. Assays on four holes on the Djambaye 2 zone have not yet been received.

The Company has already drilled 2 holes on the Sansanto zone, 3 holes on the Sansanto Est zone. The Sansanto and Sansanto Est zones are 385 and 1,000 metres east of the Djambaye 1 zone respectively and consist of extensive northerly trending fragments of quartz and quartz breccia fragments on the surface. Five holes have also been completed on the Djambaye 1 zone, where drill hole KN 37-06 intersected 7.90 metres of 8.02 grams per tonne gold in 2006. Several other zones remain to be drilled. The drill holes will target the location of specific sample sites along the zones. The program will end at the onset of the rainy season.

Below are some of the untested zones with the target assays. One thousand parts per billion (ppb) equals one gram.

Zone            Nature of Zone         Assay of Sample (ppb gold)
--------------                         -------------------------
Kabaya 2        Dyke                                       8,240
Kabaya 1 Nord   Quartz vein system                        55,670
Kabaya 1 Est    Dyke                                      13,860
Kabaya 1 Ouest  Dyke                                       7,890
Konate 2        Quartz breccia zone                       19,465
Kourufin        Quartz vein system                        20,670
Konate          Quartz breccia zone                            -
NW - SE Fault   Fault                                      1,793

Recently a report on 11 samples from Vancouver Petrographics Ltd. was received by the Company. Vancouver Petrographics examined thin-sections of the 11 samples from the Djambaye 2 gold zone, by polarizing microscope, to more precisely identify some of the rock types along the zone. Because of the fine grained nature of the dykes, an accurate description is often difficult. Geologically, it was determined that the dykes in the Djambaye 2 gold zone are albitite rather than diorite or rhyodacite. The main difference is that albitite has more sodium feldspar than diorite and less quartz and more sodium feldspar than rhyodacite.

Drill core samples were submitted to ALS Laboratory Group, located in Bamako, Mali, and were assayed by means of fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Where visible gold was seen, the assays were completed through pulp metallic sieve analysis which is a more thorough method that helps to reduce the problems associated with the nugget effect of gold. Carl Verley, the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101, has reviewed the contents of this news release.


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