Silver Quest Resources Ltd.

Silver Quest Resources Ltd.

September 20, 2007 12:34 ET

Silver Quest Plans Drill Program at Santa Rosa Silver-Lead Property, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - Silver Quest Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SQI) is pleased to report that a drill company has been contracted to undertake a program of reverse circulation ("RC") drilling on the Company's Santa Rosa property, located approximately 175 kilometres east of Hermosillo, in the state of Sonora, Mexico.

Drill access roads have recently been constructed on the upper portion of the southeast-trending ridge, allowing for drill holes to test the entire known vertical extent of the mineralization identified to date. The planned program of approximately 2,000 metres will commence during the last week of September.

Recent sampling and initial RC drilling by the Company returned significant silver, lead, and copper values from the project (See News Releases - July 4, 2007 and March 29, 2007) including a sample from a newly discovered subcrop of massive galena which assayed 358.0 grams per tonne silver (g/t Ag) and 69.7 per cent lead (% Pb), a chip sample over 1.5 meters along the mineralized ridge which returned 1,760 g/t Ag and 1.10 percent copper (Cu), and a RC drill intersection from June 2007, which returned 9.1 metres averaging 134.7 g/t Ag and 0.45 % Cu.

The Company has an option to purchase a 100% interest in the Santa Rosa property, which represents an early stage exploration project with the potential to host bulk-tonnage silver-lead mineralization. Sulphide mineralization, including galena, tetrahedrite and minor pyrite, together with barite, occurs in a carbonate breccia unit within interbedded sedimentary and volcanic (andesite) units.

Sample preparation to date has been completed by ALS Chemex in Hermosillo, Sonora, with analysis completed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver. Tom Evans, P.Geo. (California) conducted the previous Santa Rosa exploration programs and will supervise this program. Robert Weicker, P.Geo., the qualified person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, for the Santa Rosa project, verified the scientific and technical information in this release and supervised its preparation.

Silver Quest is an established Canadian junior exploration company with a focus on silver and gold projects, with ten mineral properties in B.C., Ontario, Yukon, Nevada USA and Sonora, Mexico. For Silver Quest property locations and information, visit the Company's web site at


Randy C. Turner, Director

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