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You are kidding, right? I had the idea that replacing a cylinder head gasket was one of the most involved single jobs you can perform on such a vehicle.
I think we've got a wire crossed.

The valve cover gasket (green) seals the valve cover to the cylinder head. This area houses the valvetrain and is (relatively) easily accessed to do valve adjustments or to replace the gasket.

The head gasket (red) joins the cylinder head to the engine block. It is a (somewhat) major operation to replace.

Sometimes head gaskets do weep oil, but usually when they blow, they blow in a big way (loss of compression, loss of coolant if watercooled, etc). Looking at the spread of oil, I still think it's the valve cover.
 

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