Amanta Resources Ltd.

Amanta Resources Ltd.

July 07, 2005 11:32 ET

Amanta Resources Ltd.: Drilling Commences at Langu Gold Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - Amanta Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AMH) is pleased to report that it has commenced its initial exploratory drilling program at the Langu gold prospect in southern Thailand.

This phase of the planned exploration and development programs will include approximately 1,500 metres of cored diamond drilling, with drillholes of between 100 and 150 metres in depth.

The initial focus of the drilling will be in the vicinity of the Discovery Quarry, which sits at the northern end of the 6 km long anomalous gold trend, identified recently by an extensive surface sampling and mapping program. During previous work In the Discovery Quarry the Company had discovered an outcrop of limestone-hosted pyrite and arsenian pyrite, grading approximately 20g/tonne Au over 25 metres.

Ongoing mapping of the recently identified southern extension of the anomalous gold trend indicates an extensive North-South trending of jasperoid. The Company is continuing a more detailed evaluation of the southern extension, which will identify further drilling targets for the initial exploratory drilling program.

Geological Information contained within this report has been verified by Pieter Bakker (Director, Executive VP - Amanta Resources Ltd.). Mr. Bakker satisfies the requirements of a Qualified Person as defined in the National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).

Amanta Resources Ltd. is focused on mineral exploration, development and production in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region. The Company's strategy is to concentrate on the systematic evaluation of known mineral occurrences, rather than "greenfields" exploration, creating early opportunities to finance and develop mines.


Gerald D. Wright, President

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