East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals Corporation

August 25, 2010 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Corporation: Miwah Petrology and SEM Data Has Positive Implications for Miwah Metallurgy

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2010) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) announces that continuing petrographic and scanning electron microprobe studies are adding to the Company's earlier recognition of widespread fine grained free gold at Miwah. Native gold is now recognized within multiple environments throughout the Miwah deposit.

Significant quantities of fine free gold are noted in oxide, mixed oxide-sulphide, and sulphide samples. What is particularly encouraging is that it is noted that even in the base of the system where sulphides are noted, the gold is typically present as free gold. This indicates that even in the sulphide part of the Miwah system, gold is not refractory.

These conclusions, by studies completed at universities in Australia and Canada, are supported by initial metallurgical testing conducted by the previous operators of the project which showed that even material that was shown to be only 17% oxidized returned very acceptable cyanide leach recoveries.

In commenting on the petrological studies and historical metallurgy, Michael Hawkins, President and CEO of East Asia Minerals stated that "Whilst it was too early in the exploration process to conduct extensive metallurgical studies at Miwah, the Company decided it prudent to conduct investigations as to the character of the very significant amounts of gold mineralization it has intersected in all holes drilled to date. We are greatly encouraged by the fact that even in the deepest intercepts of mineralization the gold at Miwah seems to be predominantly present as fine grained free gold, though rarely discrete grains of gold tellurides are also noted. The amount of free gold observed in petrology and in scanning electron microprobe work is strongly indicative that the gold mineralization at Miwah will not be metallurgically complex", he said. "This data gives us considerable comfort that the initial preliminary metallurgical studies, which showed more than acceptable cyanide leach recovery of gold, were a fair indicator of what we might expect moving forward."

East Asia Minerals directs interested readers to its website (www.EAminerals.com) where it has additional details to the above discussion under the Indonesian section located at Projects/Indonesia/Miwah.

Further to the "East Asia Minerals Verifies Miwah Drill Results via Independent Qualified Third Party" news release of August 24, 2010, East Asia Minerals also directs interested readers to its Miwah website section where it has additional details including reference to Mining Associates Pty Limited and its Qualified Persons.

Lionel Martin, P.Geo., the designated QP within the meaning of NI 43-101, has reviewed and approves the content of this release.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation
East Asia Minerals (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with gold and copper exploration properties in Indonesia, and uranium exploration properties in Mongolia. In Indonesia the Company has a 70 to 85% interest in six advanced gold and gold-copper properties located in Aceh Province, Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi. Two of these, the Sangihe (Binebase-Bawone) and Barisan 1 (Abong) gold projects, are being advanced to define NI43-101 compliant resources. The Company owns eight uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and two phosphate properties in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 75,580,872 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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