East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

October 05, 2009 08:36 ET

East Asia Minerals Updates Progress at Miwah Gold Project-Indonesia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) reports that exploration activities at its Miwah Gold Project in Aceh Province, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia have not been affected by the recent earthquakes that have resulted in the crisis of Western Sumatra. Foremost, East Asia Minerals extends condolences to the families and communities that have been affected by the earthquakes.

Regarding the Company's activities, the exploration area and business are unaffected and continuing on schedule following a break during the last part of September in respect of the Ramadan period and the Idul Fitri celebrations. Prior to the break commencing September 14, drill holes EMD090 and EMD010 were successfully completed. On September 25 work recommenced with drill hole EMD011 and is progressing well, being half completed. Following completion of EMD011, drill hole EMD012 will test the Main Miwah Gold Zone with a further step-out approximately 200 metres east of EMD008/011.

Intertech assay laboratories in Jakarta, East Asia Minerals' primary commercial lab, has also recommenced and is catching up on the back-log of samples from the Idul Fitri celebrations. The Company has been advised that assays for drill holes EMD009 and EMD010 are to be expected later this week or early next week.

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 eleven uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, four phosphate properties, and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 66,014,122 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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