Great Quest Metals Ltd.

Great Quest Metals Ltd.

August 20, 2009 16:27 ET

Great Quest Reports Analyses on 26 Grab Samples from Outcrops of Phosphate Rock Average 24.50% P2 O5

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2009) - Willis W. Osborne, President of Great Quest Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GQ)(FRANKFURT:GQM), is pleased to announce the results of a preliminary program of sampling and mapping within the 230 sq km Tin Hina phosphate concession in eastern Mali, West Africa. Great Quest holds an 88% interest in the company holding the concession.

During the program, 26 grab samples were taken from exposures of rock over a distance of 6,870 metres along the southeast and south side of a hill where a layer of phosphate rock occurs within a Middle Eocene sedimentary sequence. Results of the analyses of these samples ranged from 5.11 to 33.05% P2 O5 and averaged 24.50% P2 O5. The thickness of the zone of phosphate rock, where observed, ranges from 0.40 to 1.7 metres. The P2 O5 occurs mainly in the mineral apatite.

The depth of the phosphate rock on the southeast side of the hill is approximately 8 metres. It is overlain from top to bottom by phosphate rock with laterite, phosphate with gravel, phosphate with laterite, phosphate with clay and finally pink clay and yellow sandstone. Assays from one pit along the section above the bed of phosphate rock returned values below 1% P2 O5.

The next program will consist of a combination of RAB drilling and the digging of pits on a grid over the part of the hill north of the southern slope to define a NI 43-101 compliant resource.

The samples were prepared for analysis by ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali and whole rock analyses were carried out by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, BC. Carl G. Verley (P.Geol), the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101, has reviewed the contents of this news release.


Willis W. Osborne, President

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