SOURCE: Market Pulse

October 17, 2005 11:03 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Monday, Oct. 17, 2005: QMMG -- Quest Minerals and Mining Corporation and JJ Resources Appolo # 1 Project Readied for Operations!

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: Quest Minerals & Mining (OTC BB: QMMG), SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) and World AM Inc. (OTC BB: WDAM).

Investors need to be watching Quest Mineral & Mining (OTC BB: QMMG) this AM! Quest is engaged in the acquisition and operation of energy and mineral related properties in the southeastern part of the United States. Quest focuses on properties that produce quality compliance blend coal which is sold to coal brokers. Quest management has over 30 years of energy related projects and has managed over $60,000,000 of oil and gas exploration and production. With its recent acquisition of Gwenco, Quest looks forward to taking greater advantage of the strong market for compliance coal. QMMG just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing that the Department of Surface Mining and Reclamation has approved the revised permit on the Appolo # 1 permit, comprising 3,500,000 tons of Hazard Rider coal! Investors should be watching this one closely!

Quest Minerals & Mining (OTC BB: QMMG), a company that acquires and operates energy and mineral related properties in the southeastern part of the United States, and JJ Resources, ready the Appolo # 1 project for operations.

Quest Minerals and Mining Corporation is please to announce that the Department of Surface Mining and Reclamation (DSMRE) has approved the revised permit on the Appolo # 1 permit, comprising 3,500,000 tons of Hazard Rider coal. Subject to bonding, the infrastructure work shall be completed in two weeks and coal production within six weeks. The projected production rate is 40,000 tones per month from this project.

Quest Minerals and Mining and JJ Resources are also currently negotiating for a full load-out facility and additional Big Sandy Dock space to expand its marketing division.

About Quest Minerals and Mining

Quest acquires and operates energy and mineral-related properties in the southeastern part of the United States. Quest focuses on properties that produce high quality compliance coal. Quest's owned, operated, and joint ventured coal holdings are in excess of 13 million tons of engineered coal and Quest expects those reserves to increase with the commencement of Quest's recently announced joint venture with JJ Resources. Quest's steam coal is currently sold on the spot market to certain brokers who in turn sell to utilities and industrial clients as fuel for power plants. For more information on Quest Minerals and Mining Corporation, please visit its website at www.questminerals.com.

Stocks in the news and acting well as of late include: SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) and World AM Inc. (OTC BB: WDAM).

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