Amanta Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : AMH

Amanta Resources Ltd.

August 15, 2005 10:47 ET

Amanta Resources Ltd.: Large Tungsten Anomaly Identified at Amanta's Doi Ngom Prospect

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2005) - Amanta Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AMH) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a systematic surface sampling and mapping program over an area of 1.2 km2 of the Doi Ngom breccia pipe in northern Thailand. The sampling and mapping program covers the 3 mining licences over which the Company has acquired the right to evaluate and develop the resources of tungsten and associated metals and minerals.

Samples were taken with a line spacing of 100 meters and a sample distance of 50 meters. Samples were submitted to the MAS laboratory in Bangkok for preparation and dispatch to Lakefield Research Laboratories of Canada where tungsten was determined by X-Ray Fluorescence methods.

Mapping along the grid lines was carried out simultaneously with the main objective being the delineation of those areas underlain by the Doi Ngom breccia unit and the demarcation of the contacts of the breccia with the clastic sediments in the west and the granites in the east.

The results showed that while former small-scale mining activities have left areas of tailings and while the rough topography has certainly influenced mechanical dispersion of high grade material, there is evidence of widespread in situ high and intermediate grade tungsten ore, both in hand specimen size rock samples and in soils. Assay values generally ranged up to 2,000 ppm (0.2%) with a maximum value of 3.9% WO3 being noted.

A large tungsten anomaly, covering an area of 500x800 meters was identified, with the main concentration of high grade mineralized material occurring over the north-south trending silicified ridge which forms the backbone of the Doi Ngom breccia pipe. This ridge, with a length of some 1200 meters, will be the main target of a limited initial drilling program.

The Company intends to initiate this drilling program as soon as the ongoing drilling at the Company's Langu gold project is completed, towards the beginning of September.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF AMANTA RESOURCES LTD.

Gerald D. Wright, President

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