East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

May 14, 2008 08:30 ET

East Asia Encounters 6.29 g/t Gold Over 11.0 Metres, Contributing to Upcoming Resource Estimate at Abong Prospect

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report that its diamond drilling at the shallow dipping, near-surface Abong Jasperoid Prospect, Aceh Province, Indonesia, continues to contribute gold-bearing intercepts for the year-end resource estimate. Assays have been received for diamond drill holes ABD-26 to ABD-32, and are highlighted by the highest grade intercept to date (ABD-32 with 6.29 g/t gold over 11.0 metres) and the thickest intercept to date (ABD-31 with 1.26 g/t gold over 18.0 metres, including 1.62 g/t gold over 10.0 metres). The drill rig continues to make good progress.

ABD-31 was collared to test the newly identified Koro Sesuk NE trending structure that was identified from drill holes ABD-06, ABD-18 and ABD-19. ABD-31 intersected the thickest intersection of gold mineralized jasperiodal silica-sulphide breccia with quartz-sulphide overprint to date.

ABD-32 was collared 50 metres northwest of ABD-01 (10 metres at 2.81 g/t gold) to test for width extension of the Sinkhole Lode. This hole intersected multiphase silica-sulphide (jasperiodal silica) and minor crustiform-colloform quartz-sulphide overprint alteration.

Resource stage exploration drilling remains focused along the 3 x 1.5 kilometre Abong Corridor, where epithermal gold mineralization is controlled by late-stage open space infilling within an extensive outcropping / sub-cropping jasperoid "blanket". The mineralized jasperoid has been outlined for greater than 1,500 metres strike and up to 750 metres width, and is typically 10 to 15 metres thick. It remains open along the northwest-southeast strike direction, and across strike in the southwest-northeast direction (view map at www.EAminerals.com). Continuing surface work has outlined the potential for an additional 1,500 metres strike potential.



Abong drill assays to date;
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Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t)
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ABD-1 21.0 31.0 10.0 2.81
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ABD-2 63.0 73.0 10.0 1.78
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ABD-3 14.0 23.0 9.0 4.84
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ABD-4 1.0 8.0 7.0 0.23
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ABD-5 1.0 9.0 8.0 2.32
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ABD-6 21.0 38.0 17.0 1.02
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Including 22.0 32.0 10.0 1.42
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ABD-7 0.0 12.0 12.0 2.24
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ABD-8 3.0 14.0 11.0 1.77
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Including 3.0 12.0 9.0 2.10
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ABD-9 0.0 24.0 24.0 1.00
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Including 0.0 12.0 12.0 1.56
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ABD-10 0.0 12.0 12.0 1.72
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And 19.0 32.0 13.0 1.17
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ABD-11 2.0 12.0 10.0 0.29
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ABD-12 27.00 30.00 3.0 0.03
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ABD-13 6.0 16.0 10.0 1.07
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ABD-14 -- -- -- none significant
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ABD-15 11.0 22.0 11.0 0.85
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Including 12.0 17.0 5.0 1.32
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ABD-16 27.0 36.0 9.0 1.67
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Including 27.0 34.0 7.0 2.10
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ABD-17 1.0 34.0 33.0 0.32
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ABD-18 1.0 17.0 16.0 1.03
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Including 2.0 12.0 10.0 1.54
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ABD-19 1.0 15.0 14.0 1.44
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Including 1.0 7.0 6.0 2.94
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ABD-20 50.0 57.0 7.0 0.44
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ABD-21 -- -- -- none significant
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ABD-22 22.0 33.6 11.6 0.71
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Including 25.0 32.0 7.0 1.03
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ABD-23 20.0 37.0 17.0 2.80
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Including 21.0 32.0 11.0 4.14
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ABD-24 35.0 44.0 9.0 1.08
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And 48.0 50.0 2.0 1.19
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ABD-25 54.0 66.0 12.0 3.08
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Including 56.0 60.0 4.0 7.97
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ABD-26 -- -- -- none significant
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ABD-27 1.0 10.0 9.0 1.95
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ABD-28 1.0 12.0 11.0 1.08
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ABD-29 -- -- -- none significant
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ABD-30 28.0 30.0 2.0 0.96
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ABD-31 7.0 25.0 18.0 1.26
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Including 9.0 19.0 10.0 1.62
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ABD-32 41.0 52.0 11.0 6.29
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Samples reported were assayed at Intertek Laboratories in Jakarta. Michael Hawkins, M.Sc., MAusIMM, the designated QP within the meaning of NI43-101 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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