coolant leaking from the base of the cylinder on 1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

there is coolant present around the edge of the cylinder head
both at the seam of the intake manifold and a majority at the base of the head under the exhaust manifold we are talking about #6 cylinder,do you think it is the head gasket?

Potentially it could be both, but this vehicle has history with the intake manifold gaskets leaking. Did you over heat it really bad? Any unusually large amounts of steam from the tail pipe, running badly, loosing coolant quickly? It is possible it is running from the intake leak down the head gasket and making it look like a head gasket leaking. Pretty much need to start from the top and work your way down.
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poss gasket issues at cyl head on block and at intake manifold