PATERSON, N.J., May 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Quest Minerals & Mining Corp. (OTCBB:QMNM) (Frankfurt:QMNB), a Kentucky based operator of energy and mineral related properties, announced today that it is sending notification to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) that it will start to mine coal under their recently approved ventilation plan while the rehabilitation is being completed.

Eugene J. Chiaramonte, Jr., President of Quest Minerals & Mining Corp., stated, "There is no reason to prolong the production of coal any longer. The company has continued to remain current with all of the compliance regulations set forth by MSHA other regulatory agencies and is, therefore, commencing operations on a limited basis until the rehab is concluded."

About Quest Minerals & Mining

Quest Minerals & Mining Corp., or Quest, acquires and operates energy and mineral related properties in the southeastern part of the United States. Quest focuses its efforts on properties that produce quality compliance blend coal. For more information on Quest Minerals & Mining Corp., please visit our website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains discussion of items that may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Quest believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurances that its expectations will be achieved. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, but are not limited to, lack of revenue producing operations, lack of working capital, debt obligations, judgments and lien claims against Quest and certain of its assets, difficulties in refinancing short term debt, difficulties identifying and acquiring complementary businesses, fluctuations in coal, oil & gas, and other energy prices, general economic conditions in markets in which Quest does business, extensive environmental and workplace regulation by federal and state agencies, other general risks related to its common stock, and other uncertainties and business issues that are detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Quest Minerals & Mining Corp.
Eugene Chiaramonte, Jr.