GoldQuest Mining Corp.
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GoldQuest Mining Corp.

May 07, 2009 09:01 ET

GoldQuest Reports Mineral Resource for Las Animas Massive Sulphide Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2009) - GoldQuest Mining Corp. ("GoldQuest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GQC)(FRANKFURT:M1W) is pleased to report the initial NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate on its 100% owned Las Animas project located in the central Dominican Republic.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Total indicated plus inferred mineral resource of 1.63 million tonnes grading 2.46 g/t Au, 2.94% Cu, 3.60% Zn and 48.2 g/t Ag containing 128,542 ounces Au, 106 million lb Cu, 129 million lb Zn, and 2.52 million ounces Ag;

- Includes an indicated mineral resource of 1.00 million tonnes grading 2.95 g/t Au, 2.70% Cu, 3.36% Zn and 58.6 g/t Ag containing 95,185 ounces Au, 60 million lb Cu, 74 million lb Zn, and 1.90 million ounces Ag;

- Includes an inferred mineral resource of 0.62 million tonnes grading 1.66 g/t Au, 3.32% Cu, 3.99% Zn and 31.4 g/t Ag containing 33,357 ounces Au, 0.6 million ounces Ag, 46 million lb Cu and 55 million lb Zn; and

- The mineral resources are open at depth.

Mr. Alistair Waddell, President & CEO of GoldQuest, commented, "The completion of this initial resource calculation for the El Yujo massive sulphide deposit in the Las Animas project is a significant step forward for the project and the Company. The resource is still open at depth and the Company continues to explore other new targets along strike and in the district including the Guazumitas area where anomalies have been defined by surface sampling and exploratory drilling."

The tables below give a summary of the indicated and inferred mineral resource estimate for the El Yujo massive sulphide deposit which was calculated following the CIM definition standards. El Yujo is a single vertical to steeply dipping body with a strike length of 130 m, true width of 6.3 m average (0.9 to 23.0 m), and is known to a depth of at least 350 m. The deposit is open at depth and drilling to 500 m below surface indicated that mineralization continues in the adjacent sericite schists, but did not reach the massive sulphide body. The resource was modelled on a long section using 20 drill holes, and weighted average grades were assigned to each block. Grades were capped before averaging at 17.5 g/t Au, 380 g/t Ag, 8.0% Cu and 9.0% Zn. A specific gravity (SG) of 4.76 was used for sulphides based on the average of 28 core measurements. No SG measurements were made for oxides and a value of 4.0 was used. The oxide zone is 40 to 65 m deep and has higher gold and silver grades, but contains only trace copper and zinc.



El Yujo indicated mineral resources
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Indicated Mineral Resources
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tonnes Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Zn (%)
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Sulfide 908,581 2.62 52.16 2.99 3.71
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Oxide 96,134 6.02 119.27 0.00 0.00
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Total 1,004,715 2.95 58.58 2.70 3.36
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Contained metal
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Au (oz) Ag (oz) Cu (lb) Zn (lb)
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Total 95,185 1,892,409 59,887,306 74,314,723
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El Yujo inferred mineral resources
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Inferred Mineral Resources
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tonnes Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Zn (%)
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Sulfide 623,727 1.66 31.38 3.32 3.99
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Contained metal
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Au (oz) Ag (oz) Cu (lb) Zn (lb)
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Sulfide 33,357 629,346 45,683,280 54,830,464
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El Yujo total indicated plus inferred resources
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Total Indicated + Inferred Resources
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tonnes Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Zn (%)
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Total 1,628,442 2.46 48.17 2.94 3.60
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Contained metal
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Au (oz) Ag (oz) Cu (lb) Zn (lb)
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128,542 2,521,755 105,570,586 129,145,186
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The indicated and inferred mineral resources were defined as follows:

- Indicated mineral resources are blocks with at least 1 drill intersection based on at least 3 assays, a minimum true width of 0.9 m, projection up to 20 m horizontally and 36 m vertically from the limit of the intersection.

- Inferred mineral resources are blocks projected adjacent to indicated blocks and below the indicated mineral resource for a reasonable distance based on geological modeling.

There are currently no measured mineral resources or mineral reserves. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. There are no apparent technical, environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, social, political, marketing or other relevant issues that could materially affect the estimation of mineral resources.

The technical report entitled "Mineral Resource Estimate for the Las Animas Project, Province of La Vega, Dominican Republic" dated May 4, 2009 describing the resource estimate has been filed on SEDAR and is available for viewing under GoldQuest's issuer profile at www.sedar.com.

About GoldQuest

GoldQuest is a Vancouver based exploration company with projects in the Dominican Republic and Spain. Through a combination of regional grass-roots generative exploration and new geological models the Company has built a portfolio of new projects. GoldQuest is traded on the TSX-V under the symbol GQC.V and in Frankfurt / Berlin with symbol M1W.

The resource estimate was prepared by Dr Stewart D. Redwood, FIMMM, Consulting Geologist, who is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Alistair H. Waddell

Forward-looking statements:

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that GoldQuest expects to occur, are forward looking statements.

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