Northquest Ltd. commences drilling at the Dar Salam Gold Project, Mali, West Africa

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Northquest Ltd. (TSX.V-NQ) ("Northquest" or "the Company") announces that it has commenced the first phase of exploratory drilling at the Dar Salam Gold Project, Mali, West Africa.

The project consists of a 75 square kilometre exploration permit and a contiguous area of 145 square kilometres of mineral rights under application, located in western Mali.  This initial phase of drilling will consist of approximately 2,000 metres of reverse circulation drilling in approximately 15 drill holes. The results of this drilling program will be released upon receipt and verification of the drilling assays.

Northquest is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of gold and other minerals.  Northquest has 25,780,823 shares outstanding (38,710,034 on a fully diluted basis).  For further information please visit www.northquest.biz.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

SOURCE Northquest Ltd.

For further information:

Dr. Jon North
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel. (416) 306-0202

Tanya Mahadeo
Investor Relations
Tel. (416) 306-0486

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