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Quest Drilling Discovers New Deep REE Zone Northwest of the B-Zone Pegmatite Deposit, Returns Up to 14.3 Metres at 2.65% TREO, Strange Lake, Quebec

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:QRM - News) is pleased to report the additional results from 2010 diamond drilling of their B-Zone rare earth element (REE) deposit. Lab results for holes BZ-10-44 to BZ-10-70 and one drillhole extension (BZ09015) have returned multiple, high Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) grade intersections of between 1.10% and 31.47% over thicknesses of 0.75 m to 67.0 m. Heavy REE (HREE) represents between 37% and 56% of the Total REE (TREO) content intersected in the new drilling. Best intersection grades returned 1.57% TREO over 29.1 m (BZ10060), 1.43% TREO over 22.5 m (BZ10066) and 1.49% TREO over 18.8 m (BZ10048). In addition, drilling has intersected a new, deeper zone of mineralization to the northwest of the surface Pegmatite returning 2.65% TREO over 14.3 m including some very high-grade intervals returning up to 31.47% TREO over 0.75 m carrying 17.6% HREE. More drilling will be required during the winter program to better define the extent of this important new area of mineralization. The detailed drill sample analysis table has been posted to Quest's website homepage at www.questrareminerals.com for review."Definition drilling on the B-Zone Pegmatite continues to return very strong grades of REE over important vertical thicknesses with consistently high proportions of valuable HREE," said Peter Cashin, Quest's President & CEO. "With the evidence of a new area of mineralization to the northwest from our Pegmatite Zone, the B-Zone deposit is developing to be a larger resource than originally thought. The Pegmatite Zone will likely constitute the focus of more advanced economic assessments of the B-Zone deposit in the future with additions to the resource model coming from the new deep zone as well as extensions of the Pegmatite Zone to the north and south."B-Zone Definition Drill ProgramAssays have been received for the 27 additional definition drillholes and one 2009 hole extension, representing 6,005.4 m (see Table 1, 2). The definition drilling program was designed to probe the B-Zone at drill centers of between 50-100 m. Drill results continue to confirm strong REE mineralization over 1.1 km strike length and over widths of up to 600 m. Drilling continues to define mineralization to be relatively flat dipping. A north trending Pegmatite Zone at the core, or spine, of the mineralized envelope (see Figure 1), has been defined along a minimum strike length of 1.1 km and vertical thicknesses of up to 191.3 m and to constitutes the highest grades observed in the B-Zone deposit. The surface footprint of the deposit is expressed as a two km-long, northeast trending airborne radiometric anomaly northwest of the Strange Lake Main Deposit. The radiometric anomaly abuts to the northwest against Brisson Lake and may extend further under the lake. Historical IOC drilling, located one km further to the north, indicates that mineralization may continue in this direction.The best results from the additional drillholes of the program (see Table 1 for hole locations) are:




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From To Length TREO LREO HREO HREO
Borehole (m) (m) (m) % % % %
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BZ10044 5.86 158.44 152.58 0.852 0.544 0.309 36.20
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BZ10044 18.16 36.53 18.37 1.181 0.688 0.493 41.76
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BZ10044 18.16 20.26 2.10 3.062 1.935 1.127 36.79
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BZ10046 4.67 173.50 168.83 0.838 0.512 0.327 38.97
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BZ10046 74.34 88.00 13.66 1.234 0.679 0.554 44.94
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BZ10046 129.89 149.87 19.98 0.872 0.532 0.339 38.93
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BZ10047 6.00 200.70 194.70 0.890 0.512 0.378 42.48
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BZ10047 116.30 134.80 18.50 1.428 0.660 0.768 53.78
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BZ10047 117.95 129.18 11.23 1.795 0.791 1.004 55.93
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BZ10048 3.00 198.60 195.60 0.924 0.554 0.369 39.99
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BZ10048 19.60 126.00 106.40 1.048 0.602 0.446 42.59
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BZ10048 19.60 38.40 18.80 1.485 0.735 0.751 50.54
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BZ10048 32.50 35.88 3.38 3.522 1.564 1.958 55.60
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BZ10048 91.00 105.25 14.25 1.106 0.649 0.458 41.37
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BZ10053 18.59 120.88 102.29 0.956 0.559 0.397 41.52
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BZ10053 18.59 24.47 5.88 1.150 0.540 0.611 53.10
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BZ10053 98.98 110.56 11.58 1.128 0.613 0.515 45.66
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BZ10053 39.87 56.2 16.33 1.100 0.626 0.474 43.11
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BZ10055 1.50 194.30 192.80 0.890 0.546 0.344 38.66
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BZ10055 24.80 31.55 6.75 1.114 0.648 0.467 41.89
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BZ10055 86.00 113.00 27.00 1.149 0.673 0.476 41.45
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BZ10055 94.30 99.30 5.00 2.057 1.057 1.000 48.60
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BZ10058 35.80 92.00 56.20 1.008 0.578 0.430 42.67
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BZ10058 35.80 56.00 20.20 1.168 0.639 0.529 45.28
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BZ10059 5.96 320.60 314.64 0.860 0.560 0.300 34.88
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BZ10059 51.96 129.05 77.09 0.974 0.574 0.400 41.05
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BZ10059 97.66 106.77 9.11 1.760 1.047 0.713 40.50
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BZ10060 9.45 212.60 203.15 0.911 0.557 0.354 38.88
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BZ10060 12.00 79.00 67.00 1.248 0.684 0.564 45.22
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BZ10060 58.80 63.00 4.20 2.603 1.143 1.460 56.09
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BZ10060 49.90 79.00 29.10 1.568 0.749 0.819 52.23
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BZ10060 70.00 79.00 9.00 2.238 1.012 1.226 54.80
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BZ10064 2.91 251.40 248.49 0.848 0.516 0.332 39.14
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BZ10064 137.00 143.79 6.79 1.431 0.690 0.741 51.76
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BZ10064 137.00 182.35 45.35 1.068 0.602 0.466 43.68
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BZ10064 171.75 182.35 10.60 1.386 0.716 0.670 48.32
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BZ10065 10.40 189.70 179.30 0.923 0.584 0.339 36.71
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BZ10065 44.00 116.00 72.00 1.013 0.629 0.384 37.90
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BZ10065 83.20 87.67 4.47 2.017 1.081 0.936 46.40
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BZ10066 2.65 272.40 269.75 0.873 0.547 0.326 37.39
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BZ10066 2.65 25.15 22.50 1.421 0.723 0.698 49.10
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BZ10066 10.06 14.35 4.29 2.456 1.209 1.247 50.76
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BZ10066 93.47 97.07 3.60 1.647 1.017 0.630 38.26
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BZ10067 3.00 215.30 212.30 0.870 0.557 0.313 36.00
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BZ10067 60.00 113.00 53.00 1.020 0.585 0.435 42.65
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BZ10067 80.00 90.00 10.00 1.284 0.697 0.588 45.76
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BZ10068 3.20 188.50 185.30 0.912 0.549 0.363 39.78
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BZ10068 51.19 75.78 24.59 1.074 0.556 0.518 48.26
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BZ10068 109.53 113.89 4.36 2.221 1.048 1.173 52.80
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BZ10070 7.13 248.30 241.17 1.062 0.712 0.350 33.00
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BZ10070 60.60 159.00 98.40 1.029 0.622 0.407 39.58
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BZ10070 157.75 159.00 1.25 4.290 2.069 2.222 51.79
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BZ10070 201.85 202.60 0.75 31.465 29.594 1.871 5.95
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BZ10070 196.70 211.00 14.30 2.651 2.185 0.466 17.58
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BZ10070 237.00 241.00 4.00 1.899 1.579 0.320 16.83
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The better grades of mineralization are associated with what is termed the Pegmatite Zone which is composed of a high proportion of very coarse-grained pegmatite intercalated with extremely altered intrapegmatitic Strange Lake peralkaline granite at the uppermost parts of the B-Zone mineralized system (see Diamond Drill Section in Figure 2). The highly-altered granite hosting pegmatites continue to carry elevated grades of REE in excess of 0.7% TREO over core lengths of over 314.6 m. A 0.85% TREO cut-off, as specified in Quest's recent Preliminary Resource Estimate (see Press Release: April 7, 2010), was used in determining the average grades of diamond drill intersections.In addition to the definition drilling on the Pegmatite Zone, deep drilling to the northwest at a vertical depth topping out at 60m below surface has intersected a new zone of pegmatite-style mineralization. The new Pegmatite Deep Zone was intersected in drillhole BZ10070 to a depth of 241.0 m. Further drilling will be oriented to expand this important new area of mineralization, likely during the proposed Winter 2011 drilling program.Revised 43-101 Resource Estimate - B-Zone DepositWork is continuing on building and finalizing the digital database for the 2010 diamond drilling program. Once the remaining assay data is received from the Laboratory and incorporated into the data file, it will be delivered to Wardrop Engineering, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, for resource calculation. It is anticipated that the revised resource estimate will be delivered before the end of the First Quarter of 2011 for filing on SEDAR.com.Quality ControlMr. Peter Cashin, P. Geo., is the qualified person on the Strange Lake Project under National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for this news release. Material for analysis has been obtained from drill core which was cut in half using a diamond saw. Half of the core was sent to the lab for analysis, with the remaining half left on-site for future reference. A strict QA/QC program is followed which includes the use of elemental standards, duplicates and blanks. Analyses were performed by Activation Laboratory Limited of Ancaster, Ontario.About Quest Rare MineralsQuest Rare Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on the identification and discovery of new and significant Rare Earth deposit opportunities. The Corporation is publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as "QRM" and is led by a highly respected management and technical team with a proven mine finding track record. Quest is currently advancing several high potential projects in Canada's premier exploration areas: the Strange Lake and Misery Lake areas of northeastern Quebec, the Kenora area of northwestern Ontario and the Plaster Rock area of northwestern New Brunswick. Quest's 2009 exploration led to the discovery of a significant new Rare Earth metal deposit, the B-Zone, on its Strange Lake property in northeastern Quebec. The Corporation recently filed a 43-101 Inferred Resource Estimate on the B-Zone deposit and has completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the deposit. In addition, Quest announced the discovery of an important new area of REE mineralization on its Misery Lake project, approximately 120 km south of Strange Lake project. Quest continues to pursue high-value project opportunities throughout North America. As a result of a recently-completed marketed equity financing, Quest has a strong working capital position in excess of $51.0 million. This will be sufficient to advance the Corporations plans of completing a pre-feasibility study of the B-Zone REE deposit by 2011-2012 and to continue exploration on its other rare earth property interests.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. More particularly, this news release may contain forward-looking information concerning the Strange Lake B-Zone Rare Earth Element (REE) deposit held by Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. ("Quest"). This forward-looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Quest. Actual results or achievements may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, this forward-looking information. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Quest will derive. In particular, no assurance can be given with respect to the development by Quest of the Strange Lake B-Zone Rare Earth REE deposit. Forward-looking information is based on the estimates and opinions of Quest's management at the time the information is released and Quest does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.To view Figure 1, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/qrm1209fig1.pdf.To view Figure 2, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/qrm1209fig2.pdf.




Table 1 - Diamond Drillhole Location Table, B-Zone Deposit, Strange Lake
Project, Quebec

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HOLE-ID Easting Northing Elevation Length Dip Azimuth
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BZ09015 427851.48 6243130.11 446.38 306.0 -60 145.6
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BZ10044 428190.00 6243130.00 450.00 158.4 -90 0
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BZ10045 428187.00 6242935.00 472.00 185.3 -90 0
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BZ10046 428188.00 6242736.00 496.00 173.5 -90 0
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BZ10047 428253.00 6242820.00 505.00 200.7 -90 0
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BZ10048 428255.00 6243018.00 460.00 198.6 -90 0
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BZ10049 428290.00 6242956.00 476.00 170.2 -90 0
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BZ10050 428287.00 6242759.00 504.00 266.4 -90 0
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BZ10051 428325.00 6242896.00 492.00 170.4 -90 0
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BZ10052 428359.00 6242836.00 507.00 212.2 -90 0
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BZ10053 428396.00 6242774.00 511.00 179.8 -90 0
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BZ10054 428218.00 6242679.00 518.00 224.4 -90 0
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BZ10055 428111.00 6242684.00 510.00 194.3 -90 0
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BZ10056 428420.00 6242921.00 483.00 179.4 -90 0
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BZ10057 428460.00 6242859.00 502.00 206.3 -90 0
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BZ10058 428495.00 6242796.00 521.00 233.5 -90 0
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BZ10059 428355.00 6243043.00 475.00 320.6 -90 0
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BZ10060 428279.00 6243174.00 450.00 212.6 -90 0
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BZ10061 428389.69 6243175.29 454.58 193.6 -90 0
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BZ10062 428428.14 6243113.36 461.90 188.5 -90 0
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BZ10063 428460.36 6243053.08 469.40 260.4 -90 0
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BZ10064 428495.13 6242995.64 481.83 251.4 -90 0
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BZ10065 427942.00 6243159.00 437.00 189.7 -90 0
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BZ10066 427893.00 6242843.00 456.00 272.4 -90 0
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BZ10067 427858.00 6242905.00 441.00 215.3 -90 0
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BZ10068 427798.00 6242808.00 456.00 188.5 -90 0
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BZ10069 427701.00 6242776.00 452.00 204.7 -90 0
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BZ10070 427738.00 6242914.00 440.00 248.3 -90 0
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TOTAL METRES 6005.4
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