East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

March 25, 2008 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Continues to Extend Binebase-Bawone Gold Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report that drilling in the northern extremity of the Binebase Prospect at the Sangihe Property, Indonesia, has extended the near-surface epithermal gold mineralization. Drill hole BID-17 cut 35.25 metres of oxide mineralization grading 0.68 g/t gold and 16.41 g/t silver from surface, including 4.0 metres at 4.00 g/t gold and 23.13 g/t silver. BID-18 cut 40.30 metres of oxide mineralization grading 0.64 g/t gold and 9.28 g/t silver from surface, including 8.0 metres at 1.20 g/t gold and 17.25 g/t silver, and 5.5 metres at 1.24 g/t gold and 6.66 g/t silver. The intercepts under-report the true composite grades due to 1.30 and 1.90 metres respectively of lost core being assigned zero value.

BID-17 also encountered 89.25 metres of 0.37 g/t gold and 8.29 g/t silver from surface, and 31.0 metres of 0.14 g/t gold and 1.29 g/t silver commencing at 96.0 metres. Similar mineralization occurs in BID-16 (108.00 metres of 0.36 g/t gold and 7.75 g/t silver) and may represent an economically significant gold halo to the higher grade material.

BID-17 was collared 100 metres north-northwest of BID-15, with a northwest azimuth to test the extension of significant oxide gold mineralization encountered in section BID-11/15. The hole also tested beneath an area of structurally related mineralization grading 2 to 4 g/t gold in channel samples taken from an area not previously drilled. Strong alteration was encountered, consisting of variable silica, alunite, illite, sulphide (pyrite) with quartz, sulphide stringers hosted in breccia and illite, silica +/- alunite, and sulphide overprinted by tectonic breccia. Drill hole BID-18 was collared 90 metres to the southeast along section of BID-17, with a northwest azimuth, and encountered similar alteration to BID-17. Section BID-17/18 is located at a topographically lower position than BID-11/15 and is interpreted to be the lower or footwall side of the better gold mineralized silica bodies, which may explain the lower gold assays. The results demonstrate that the Binebase mineralization extends further north than previously known.

"In addition to encountering near-surface gold in every hole at Binebase-Bawone, we are also beginning to recognize a substantial lower grade, but potentially significant halo to the high grade mineralization, as well as some discrete bonanza grade veins where we have encountered up to 20 g/t gold", stated Michael Hawkins, President and CEO of EAS. "These newly recognized types of gold mineralization are being reviewed for the potential to add significantly to the deposit model and economics. In addition, results for base metals in the Binebase area are indicating zonation that may be used to vector us towards a potential porphyry source to the epithermal mineralization."



Binebase drill assays to date (with gold equivalent)(i)
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Drill From To Interval Gold Silver Gold Equiv.
Hole (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t)(i)
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BID-11(ii) 0.00 45.00 45.00 1.28 50.51 2.18
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BID-12 4.00 46.35 42.35 1.34 107.54 3.26
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Including 8.00 33.00 25.00 2.03 159.96 4.89
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BID-13 8.00 43.95 35.95 4.03 188.28 7.39
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Including 9.00 31.00 22.00 5.74 121.64 7.91
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BID-14 0.00 96.20 96.20 1.30 48.25 2.16
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Including 3.00 45.00 42.00 2.67 86.38 4.21
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BID-15(ii) 0.00 45.00 45.00 1.52 80.03 2.95
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Including 12.35 28.50 16.15 2.12 90.16 3.73
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BID-16(ii) 0.00 29.90 29.90 2.72 6.74 2.84
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Including 5.60 20.60 15.00 4.70 1.92 4.73
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Including 10.30 16.60 6.30 8.84 1.16 8.86
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And 76.00 184.00 108.00 0.36 7.75 0.50
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Including 112.00 113.00 1.00 20.60 58.00 21.64
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BID-17(ii) 0.75 90.00 89.25 0.37 8.29 0.52
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Including 0.75 36.00 35.25 0.68 16.41 0.97
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Including 12.00 16.00 4.00 4.00 23.13 4.41
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And 96.00 127.00 31.00 0.14 1.29 0.16
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BID-18(ii) 0.00 40.30 40.30 0.64 9.28 0.81
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Including 0.00 8.00 8.00 1.20 17.25 1.51
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And 16.50 22.00 5.5 1.24 6.66 1.36
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(i) The gold equivalent uses a silver to gold ratio of 56:1 based on
precious metal market prices, and assuming total recoveries of both metals.
(ii) BID-11, BID-15, BID-16, BID-17 and BID-18 under report the composite
grades due to 3.95, 3.90, 1.85, 1.30 and 1.90 metres respectively of lost
core being assigned a zero value.


Drilling will continue to test Binebase and Bawone, which remain open along strike in both directions and may be contiguous along the intervening 1.2 kilometres of strike. Drill hole BID-19 was collared 200 metres southeast along section of BID-18 with a southeast azimuth and is the closest Binebase hole drilled to date by the Company towards the Bawone Prospect, located 1.2 kilometres along strike to the southeast (refer to the Company's website at www.EAminerals.com for a plan view of drilling). Results are pending and will assist in understanding the relationship between these two near-surface epithermal gold prospects.

Induced Polarization

At Binebase preliminary induced polarization interpretations have confirmed the correlation of resistivity highs with outcropping surface silica breccia zones. These zones have returned very encouraging gold and silver assays from the Company's drilling to date. A recently mapped area of widespread silica breccia outcrops approximately 800 meters southeast of the Binebase drill area and has returned very encouraging induced polarization responses. Historic channel sampling indicates this area is anomalous in gold and silver.

At Bawone preliminary chargeability interpretations have extended the potential gold mineralization southeast from the main drill area. In addition, the interpretations have extended the potential gold mineralization to the southeast of the Brown Sugar Prospect (East Asia drill hole BOD-06 with 16.0 metres at 2.71 g/t gold and 33.2 g/t silver from 8.0 metres depth), and in a new area 200 metres to the south.

Samples reported were assayed at PT SGS Indoassay (SGS Group) in Balikpapan. Lionel Martin, P.Geo, the designated QP within the meaning of 43-101 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 uranium, gold and copper exploration properties 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 properties located in Aceh Province in Sumatra and North Sulawesi. 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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