East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

November 11, 2008 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Intersects 14 metres of 6.31 g/t gold and Further Expands Abong Gold System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report recent drill results, including 14.0 metres of 6.31 g/t gold in ABD-91, from its Abong Gold Project located in Aceh Province, Indonesia. This recent drilling confirms the presence of another high-grade gold zone within the extensive flat lying and near surface Abong mineralized system which remains open in both strike directions.

The 2008 Abong drill program is completed with the drilling of over 10,000 metres in 128 holes. This work will provide sufficient data to calculate a preliminary resource estimate during the first half of 2009. The mineralization is still open along strike and potential is high for the discovery of significant new gold zones within extensions of the Abong structural trend.

"There is open mineralization and numerous additional drill targets remaining at Abong and we believe the mineralized system will grow significantly", stated Michael Hawkins, President and CEO of EAS. "We feel it prudent however during the current market turmoil to temporarily halt the Abong drilling pending compilation of the preliminary resource. EAS remains well funded and has sufficient funds in its treasury to continue drilling over the next couple of years at Abong and its other highly prospective gold-copper projects, with the aim of significantly increasing its mineral inventories. EAS is confident in the strength of its outstanding portfolio of properties in Indonesia, as well as in its ability to ride out the current market turmoil."

Abong Drill Update

The Abong system, as defined to date, is contained within a major northwest trending corridor up to 800 metres wide and currently traceable for over 2.0 kilometres. Gold mineralization drilled to date at Abong occurs within a flat lying, near surface jasperoid sheet. This expansive blanket contains a series of elongated, northeast oriented higher grade (4 to 6 g/t) gold zones that are surrounded by extensive areas of 0.5 to 1.5 g/t gold mineralization.

Recent infill and step-out drilling in the centrally located Bulan Gold Zone confirmed the presence of another high-grade, northeast trending gold zone with hole ABD-91intercepting 14.0 metres of 6.31 g/t gold in the vicinity of the sink hole area (view map at www.EAminerals.com).

Scout drilling at the newly discovered Kapar gold target, located 1.3 kilometres east of Bulan within the same structural and geological setting, has returned anomalous gold values. The three holes competed were drilled parallel and peripheral to the gold mineralized structure where previous channel sampling returned 16 metres at 1.67 g/t gold from a creek exposure. Further drilling will more fully test this newly discovered area.

Bintang is another gold zone within the Abong structural corridor, located 400 metres north of the Main Bulan Gold Zone. Previous EAS drilling including 12.0 metres of 2.24 g/t gold, 11.0 metres of 1.77 g/t gold, 12.0 metres of 1.56 g/t gold and 12.0 metres of 1.72 g/t gold (holes ABD-07 to 10). Mineralization remains open in all directions and will be further tested in future drill programs.



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Hole From To Interval Gold Silver
Number (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) Comment
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ABD-80 29.00 36.00 7.00 0.30 1.23 Kapar gold target
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And 42.00 46.00 4.00 0.41 1.33 Kapar gold target
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ABD-81 56.00 65.00 9.00 0.35 1.07 Kapar gold target
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ABD-86 63.00 67.00 4.00 1.71 13.88 Bulan South Zone
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ABD-87 68.00 70.00 2.00 1.72 19.00 Bulan South Zone
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ABD-89 68.00 73.00 5.00 0.50 3.26 Bulan Main Zone
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ABD-90 10.00 22.00 12.00 0.91 5.13 Bulan Main Zone
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ABD-91 4.00 18.00 14.00 6.31 7.78 Bulan Main Zone
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Including 7.00 14.00 7.00 11.60 11.54 Bulan Main Zone
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ABD-92 62.00 65.00 3.00 0.50 5.90 Bulan North Zone
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And 70.00 73.00 3.00 1.60 3.43 Bulan North Zone
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ABD-93 36.00 57.00 21.00 0.75 18.48 Bulan North Zone
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ABD-94 21.00 28.00 7.00 0.81 4.46 Bulan North Zone
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ABD-95 0.00 23.00 23.00 1.05 3.98 Bulan Main Zone
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Including 0.00 7.00 7.00 2.03 13.43 Bulan Main Zone
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Samples reported were assayed at Intertek Laboratories in Jakarta. David Royle, B.Sc. (Hons), FAusIMM, CP, 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 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 drilled to define NI43-101 compliant resources. The Company owns ten uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 55,645,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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