East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

January 14, 2008 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Continues to Delineate High Grade Gold at Surface at Abong and Collins Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report that more surface high-grade epithermal gold was encountered at the Fikri and Bintang Prospects in the 3 x 1.5 kilometre Abong Area of the Barisan Property, and at the Collins Prospect in the Takengon Property, both located in Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Several new trenches with exceptional gold mineralization up to 11.28 g/t gold over 11.0 metres have been uncovered. The first three drill holes at Fikri have been completed.

Fikri Prospect

At the Fikri Prospect, additional trenching encountered 11.28 g/t gold over 11.0 metres, 8.17 g/t gold over 18.0 metres, and 9.08 g/t gold over 8.0 metres. Previously the Company reported up to 4.75 g/t gold over 16.0 metres (December 11, 2007 news release). The Fikri mineralization is along structures and in collapse breccias within silicified siltstone, dirty limestone and mudstones along the main Abong Area corridor. These breccias are cut by late vuggy quartz-sulphide +/- gold veins. Detailed mapping of these newly discovered areas has outlined a strongly sheeted and shattered silicified fine siltstone developed between a 350 degree trending, southwest dipping fault on the west, and a steep almost vertical north-south fault on the east. An initial 4.0 metre channel sample across the north-south fault averaged 13.9 g/t gold. This was extended in both directions for a 16.0 metre channel sample (11.0 metre true width) across the north-south fault and sheeted fracture zone that averaged 11.28 g/t gold. The samples terminated in mineralization on both ends and will be extended to cover the whole zone.

Extensively silicified siltstone, dirty limestone and mudstones, forming a northeast trending escarpment, are moderately to strongly mineralized locally within and adjacent to north to north-northeast faults and associated sheeted and shattered fracturing. The fractures are commonly infilled by quartz +/- asenopyrite-antimony. The samples which returned 8.17 g/t gold over 18.0 metres, and 9.08 g/t gold over 8.0 metres were from this zone.



New Fikri Trenching Highlights
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Length (metres) Gold (g/t)
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11.0 11.28
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18.0 8.17
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8.0 9.08
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Bintang Prospect

At the Bintang Prospect, additional trenching encountered 3.54 g/t gold over 12.0 metres, 2.70 g/t gold over 8.0 metres, and 3.07 g/t gold over 6.0 metres. Previously the Company had reported up to 12.11 g/t gold over 8.0 metres, and 5.84 g/t gold over 17.0 metres (December 11, 2007 news release). The mineralization is similar to that at Fikri, occurring in oxidized collapse breccias developed along the main Abong Area corridor and cut by late vuggy quartz-sulphide +/- gold veins.



New Bintang Trenching Highlights
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Length (metres) Gold (g/t)
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12.0 3.54
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8.0 2.70
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6.0 3.07
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Fikri and Bintang maps, and a complete list of trench results can be viewed at the Company's website (www.EAminerals.com).

"We are very encouraged that our seasoned epithermal/porphyry exploration teams continue to uncover widespread high-grade gold at the Aceh Properties", stated Michael Hawkins, President and CEO of EAS. "We have completed the first three drill holes of our planned Abong Area program, and are pleased to report that the visual descriptions confirm that our drill holes encountered their gold mineralized targets. The consistent delivery of excellent results from Abong is a true testament of the skills of our exploration teams and the quality of the properties that we have acquired for our shareholders. We look forward, with great optimism, to advancing the Abong Project during 2008."

Collins Prospect

The Company also reports results from its Collins Prospect on the Takengon Property located 80 kilometres to the northeast of the Abong Area. Sampling of the epithermal quartz veins to better understand the gold paragenesis within several generations of quartz veining has been completed. Diamond sawn channels following the strike of the quartz veins and silicified greywacke hostrock have returned spectacular gold assays including 11.0 metres at 22.20 g/t gold (uncut - maximum 109.5 g/t gold), and 11.0 metres at 14.99 g/t gold (top cut of 30 g/t gold). Exploration of the Collins Prospect is ongoing, with plans to drill the high grade epithermal gold targets during 2008.

Samples reported were assayed at Intertek Laboratories in Jakarta. Lionel Martin, P.Geo, the designated QP within the meaning of 43-101 has reviewed and approves the content of this release.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with uranium, gold and copper exploration properties in Mongolia and Indonesia. The Company owns the Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium properties and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. In Indonesia, it has a 70 to 85% interest in five advanced gold and gold-copper properties located in Aceh Province in Sumatra and North Sulawesi. East Asia currently has 55,640,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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