East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

December 11, 2007 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Confirms Additional Gold Zones and Commences Drilling at Abong Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2007) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report that it has defined additional surface, epithermal gold drill targets in the 3 x 1.5 kilometre Abong Area of the Barisan Property in Aceh Province, North Sumatra, Indonesia. These include trench results of 12.11 g/t gold over 8.0 metres at the Bintang Prospect, and 4.75 g/t gold over 16.0 metres at the Fikri Prospect.

At the Bintang Prospect, trench sampling by the Company over an area of approximately 350 x 250 metres encountered several significant intervals of gold mineralization. Complete results are highlighted below, and a surface map of the Bintang Prospect can be viewed at the Company's website (www.EAminerals.com). Gold at the Bintang Prospect was outlined by previous senior explorers in a surface exposed breccia zone within sediments, covering an area of approximately 750 x 450 metres. Within this was outlined an area of approximately 400 x 100 metres grading greater than 5 g/t gold, located immediately northwest of the area sampled by East Asia Minerals. The Bintang Prospect has received very limited historic drilling.

In addition, the Bintang Prospect lies to the northwest of a related and larger flat lying, surface exposed gold bearing Jasperoid Zone. The Jasperoid Zone was drilled by two major mining companies in the mid 1990's, at which time a total of 28 drill holes ranging from 20 to 120 metres deep were completed. A speculative non-43-101 compliant resource of 40 and 60 million tonnes grading 1.0 to 1.5 g/t gold, for a total of approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold, was estimated by these companies on the basis of their drilling, surface sampling, mapping and geophysical modeling. The mineralization occurs largely as free gold at both Prospects and appears to be leachable.

At the Fikri Prospect, located 600 metres southeast of the Bintang Prospect and northwest of the Jasperoid Zone, the Company is also very encouraged to have encountered another surface exposed epithermal zone open for drill testing. The Fikri mineralization is along structures and in collapsed breccias developed along the main Abong Area corridor in the limestone. These breccias are cut by late vuggy quartz-sulphide +/- gold veins. Complete results are highlighted below, and a surface map of the Fikri Prospect can be viewed at the Company's website.

Previous exploration at the Jasperoid Zone, and the Bintang and Fikri Prospects was terminated on non-technical grounds, leaving much of the mineralization open in several directions. Plans are to commence drilling in December at the Jasperoid Zone where East Asia mapping and sampling returned an average of 1.24 g/t gold, with a high of 47.7 g/t gold, from 420 channel samples of generally 1 metre length. This will follow with initial phase drilling of the Bintang and Fikri Prospects. For more details refer to the October 30, 2007 news release.

To date, exploration in the Abong Area has been largely confined to the Jasperoid Zone, and Bintang and Fikri Prospects. Elsewhere in this low sulphidation epithermal gold corridor, numerous coherent anomalies have been defined by previous explorers and are currently being developed for drill targeting by the Company.

"We are greatly encouraged to have advanced another Property with substantial gold potential to drill stage, after recently proving similar potential at the Sangihe Property where drilling is encountering strong gold results," stated Michael Hawkins, President and CEO of EAS. "Having quickly developed additional gold plays for drill testing is further evidence of the advanced state of the gold and copper assets we acquired to grow the Company. These premier assets reflect the under-tested potential of Indonesia, which hosts amongst others the world class Grasberg and Batu Hijau Mines of Freeport McMoran and Newmont. With the region experiencing increasing competition, including drilling near our holdings, our early entry into Aceh Province has us extremely well placed for success as we develop more epithermal and porphyry drill targets."



Bintang Trenching Highlights

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Length (metres) Gold (g/t)
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8.0 12.11
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(i)17.0 5.84
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(i)17.0 3.13
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22.0 1.93
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14.0 1.76
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(i)79.0 1.44
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(i)4.0 3.97
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18.0 1.33
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76.0 1.23
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30.0 1.0
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20.0 0.60
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50.0 0.51
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34.0 0.17
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(i)announced October 30, 2007


Fikri Trenching Highlights

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Length (metres) Gold (g/t)
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16.0 4.75
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36.0 0.60
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66.0 0.56
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26.0 0.56
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Samples reported were assayed at Intertek Laboratories in Jakarta. Lionel Martin, P.Geo, the designated QP within the meaning of 43-101 has reviewed and approves the content of this release. EAS has not verified the classification of the historic resource reference and is not treating it as a NI 43-101 defined resource verified by a QP. Although the historical reference is relevant to recognizing the potential of the Abong Area, it should not be relied upon.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with uranium, gold and copper assets in Mongolia and Indonesia. The Company owns the Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium properties and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. In Indonesia, it has a 70 to 85% interest in five advanced gold and gold-copper projects located in Aceh Province in Sumatra and North Sulawesi. East Asia currently has 55,185,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

Forward Looking Statements - This News Release contains forward looking information within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act and the Alberta Securities Act, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with our expectations, metal recoveries, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters and surface access, labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of new or updated feasibility studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations (including uranium, fuel, steel and construction items), currency fluctuations, failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and other risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The words anticipate, believe, estimate and expect and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, are intended to identify forward looking statements relating to the business and affairs of the Company. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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