VANCOUVER, BC, APRIL 2, 2009 - GoldQuest Mining Corp. (the "Company") wishes to announce that it has granted an aggregate of 1,450,000 incentive stock options at a price of $0.10 to directors and employees of the Company. The options are being granted pursuant to the Company's rolling stock option plan and will expire in five years. The options have a vesting schedule over a one and two year period.

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 with symbol M1W.

For further information please contact:

Alistair Waddell
President & Chief Executive Officer

Dan Maarsman
Investor Relations - Vancouver, Canada
Tel: +1-604-632 4333
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On behalf of the Board of Directors "signed" Alistair H. Waddell

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