• Annual General Meeting and New Director

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that management has recommended the election of seven directors at the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in Toronto on June 10, 2011. In its Information Circular to shareholders Mr. Gordon Peeling has been nominated, along with the current six directors of the Company, for election at the meeting. The Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome Mr. Peeling as a nominee following his successful thirteen year term as President of the Mining Association of Canada. Mr. Peeling…

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  • Tilemsi Phosphate Drilling Commences

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. ("Great Quest" or "GQ") (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the air-core drilling program has commenced on its Tilemsi phosphate project, in Mali, West Africa. The Tilemsi concessions cover 737 km2 in the Tilemsi valley of eastern Mali in a region known for phosphate mineralization. This marks the commencement of the first phase of drilling on areas identified by company geologists, a remote sensing study and prior reconnaissance work as having the potential for phosphate mineralization. The drilling program will target several hills prospective for phosphate…

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  • Tilemsi Phosphate Drilling Commences

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. ("Great Quest" or "GQ") (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the air-core drilling program has commenced on its Tilemsi phosphate project, in Mali, West Africa. The Tilemsi concessions cover 737 km2 in the Tilemsi valley of eastern Mali in a region known for phosphate mineralization. This marks the commencement of the first phase of drilling on areas identified by company geologists, a remote sensing study and prior reconnaissance work as having the potential for phosphate mineralization. The drilling program will target several hills prospective for phosphate…

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  • Great Quest Metals Mobilizes for Gold Drilling

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. ("Great Quest" or "GQ") (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports mobilization of geologists and drill to the Company's Sanoukou gold project in Western Mali. The Sanoukou concession lies immediately south of the Avion Gold Corp. Ltd. (TSX:AVR) Tabakoto-Segala mine project, which now includes the Djambaye II gold resource discovered by Great Quest. The target area shows extensive orpailleurs (hand-mining) workings in an area of mineralized dykes up to 1.2 km wide and 6 km along strike, sampled by the Company. This initial 16 hole program will include…

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  • Great Quest Metals Mobilizes for Gold Drilling

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. ("Great Quest" or "GQ") (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports mobilization of geologists and drill to the Company's Sanoukou gold project in Western Mali. The Sanoukou concession lies immediately south of the Avion Gold Corp. Ltd. (TSX:AVR) Tabakoto-Segala mine project, which now includes the Djambaye II gold resource discovered by Great Quest. The target area shows extensive orpailleurs (hand-mining) workings in an area of mineralized dykes up to 1.2 km wide and 6 km along strike, sampled by the Company. This initial 16 hole program will include…

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  • Great Quest Initiates Phosphate Studies

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the Company has entered into an agreement with the Malian Institute for Rural Economy ("IER") which has designated Dr. Lamine Traoré to carry out the programs. Dr. Traoré is an agronomist with many years experience in rural Mali and other West African nations where he has researched best practices in sustainable agriculture. The Tilemsi Phosphate project in eastern Mali covers 737 sq km now permitted for drilling and where Company geologists, remote sensing and other studies have indicated the potential…

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  • Great Quest Initiates Phosphate Studies

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the Company has entered into an agreement with the Malian Institute for Rural Economy ("IER") which has designated Dr. Lamine Traoré to carry out the programs. Dr. Traoré is an agronomist with many years experience in rural Mali and other West African nations where he has researched best practices in sustainable agriculture. The Tilemsi Phosphate project in eastern Mali covers 737 sq km now permitted for drilling and where Company geologists, remote sensing and other studies have indicated the potential…

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  • Great Quest Receives Escrowed Shares

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC - Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is pleased to report the release of all of the 1.9 million Avion Gold Corporation ("Avion", AVR: TSXV) shares placed in escrow pursuant to the transaction on its Kenieba gold concessions with Avion and the grant of the Comifa concession permit (GQ News - January 10, 2011). The former Great Quest Kenieba concessions now comprise part of the Avion gold Tabakoto-Segala project, reported to have produced 87,661 ounces of gold in 2010. Under the agreement with Avion, Great Quest is to receive further…

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  • Arrête de la Miniere Permits Received for the Tilemsi Phosphate Concessions

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is very pleased to report that the Company has now received the Arrête permits, as required under Malian law, to commence exploration field work on its Tilemsi Phosphate Project in Eastern Mali. These Arrêtes were received pursuant to applications made following the receipt of the Convention d'Etablissement permits issued by the Ministry of Mines on January 12, 2011 (GQ News - January 12, 2011). Within the framework of the 30 year Conventions, Arrêtes provide renewable 3 year exploration licences and important tax…

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  • Arrête de la Miniere Permits Received for the Tilemsi Phosphate Concessions

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is very pleased to report that the Company has now received the Arrête permits, as required under Malian law, to commence exploration field work on its Tilemsi Phosphate Project in Eastern Mali. These Arrêtes were received pursuant to applications made following the receipt of the Convention d'Etablissement permits issued by the Ministry of Mines on January 12, 2011 (GQ News - January 12, 2011). Within the framework of the 30 year Conventions, Arrêtes provide renewable 3 year exploration licences and important tax…

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  • Remote Sensing Identifies Phosphate Targets

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    Click Here for Report and Interpretation Map VANCOUVER, BC - Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the Company has received the analysis of Landsat TM7 images covering its 737 sq km Tilemsi Phosphate Project, comprising the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est phosphate concessions, located in eastern Mali. The study used images of the region collected by the Japanese Advanced Land Observing Satellite (Daichi) in late 2010, which were then digitally processed and tessellated to provide high-resolution colour photos, digital terrain maps (DTM) and spectral band analysis for phosphates. The phosphate…

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  • Remote Sensing Identifies Phosphate Targets

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    Click Here for Report and Interpretation Map VANCOUVER, BC - Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), reports that the Company has received the analysis of Landsat TM7 images covering its 737 sq km Tilemsi Phosphate Project, comprising the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est phosphate concessions, located in eastern Mali. The study used images of the region collected by the Japanese Advanced Land Observing Satellite (Daichi) in late 2010, which were then digitally processed and tessellated to provide high-resolution colour photos, digital terrain maps (DTM) and spectral band analysis for phosphates. The phosphate…

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  • Great Quest Receives the Important Convention d'Etablissement on its Two Phosphate Concessions

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC - Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), announces that two important permits have been issued in respect of the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est phosphate concessions by the Malian Minister of Mines, Abou B. Traore. The permits, known as the Convention d'Etablissement (CE), were issued January 12 to the respective Malian holding companies and cover 737 sq km, in Eastern Mali. The permits represent a critical step toward embarking on a multi-phase drilling and exploration program on target areas within both the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est concessions. Planned Exploration Program The first…

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  • Great Quest Receives the Important Convention d'Etablissement on its Two Phosphate Concessions

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    VANCOUVER, BC - Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), announces that two important permits have been issued in respect of the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est phosphate concessions by the Malian Minister of Mines, Abou B. Traore. The permits, known as the Convention d'Etablissement (CE), were issued January 12 to the respective Malian holding companies and cover 737 sq km, in Eastern Mali. The permits represent a critical step toward embarking on a multi-phase drilling and exploration program on target areas within both the Tin Hina and Tarkint Est concessions. Planned Exploration Program The first…

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  • Gold Exploration Permit Renewed to Complete Requirements of Transaction with Avion Gold

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    BAMAKO, Mali - Victor Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), announces that the exploration permit on the Comifa concession was renewed on January 7, 2011 and that an agreement has been executed which authorizes the transfer of the concession to Tambaoura Mining, a Malian subsidiary of Avion Gold Corporation (TSX: AVR) (OTCQX:AVGCF). This allows for the completion of the Mineral Property Sale according to the Letter of Intent between the Company and Avion dated December 18, 2009. The Company will now request that Avion release the escrowed portion of the shares of Avion received by…

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  • Gold Exploration Permit Renewed to Complete Requirements of Transaction with Avion Gold

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2011

    BAMAKO, Mali - Victor Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), announces that the exploration permit on the Comifa concession was renewed on January 7, 2011 and that an agreement has been executed which authorizes the transfer of the concession to Tambaoura Mining, a Malian subsidiary of Avion Gold Corporation (TSX: AVR) (OTCQX:AVGCF). This allows for the completion of the Mineral Property Sale according to the Letter of Intent between the Company and Avion dated December 18, 2009. The Company will now request that Avion release the escrowed portion of the shares of Avion received by…

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  • Great Quest Appoints New Director; Grant of Options

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2010

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSX-V: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is very pleased to announce that David Shaw has agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors. Since completing his doctorate 30 years ago, Mr. Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry. Seven years were spent with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver, employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs and then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team. Upon leaving Chevron, he initiated and developed the…

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  • Great Quest Appoints New Director; Grant of Options

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2010

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSX-V: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is very pleased to announce that David Shaw has agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors. Since completing his doctorate 30 years ago, Mr. Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry. Seven years were spent with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver, employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs and then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team. Upon leaving Chevron, he initiated and developed the…

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  • Great Quest Retains Javelin Partners as Corporate Development Advisors

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2010

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is pleased to announce the commencement of a 12 month engagement with Javelin Corporate Development Partners Inc. ("Javelin" or "Javelin Partners") to take on the role of development advisor to the Company and its international subsidiaries which direct and manage its exploration activities in Mali, West Africa. Services to be spearheaded by Javelin include: corporate strategy, forecasting, news flow planning, investor relations consulting, the creation of marketing materials and other corporate development duties targeting the mining sector. Such services will not include…

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  • Great Quest Retains Javelin Partners as Corporate Development Advisors

    Author: Great Quest | | Categories: 2010

    VANCOUVER, BC -- Victor J.E. Jones, Chairman and CFO of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM), is pleased to announce the commencement of a 12 month engagement with Javelin Corporate Development Partners Inc. ("Javelin" or "Javelin Partners") to take on the role of development advisor to the Company and its international subsidiaries which direct and manage its exploration activities in Mali, West Africa. Services to be spearheaded by Javelin include: corporate strategy, forecasting, news flow planning, investor relations consulting, the creation of marketing materials and other corporate development duties targeting the mining sector. Such services will not include…

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