East Asia Minerals Corporation
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East Asia Minerals Corporation

March 19, 2008 10:52 ET

East Asia Minerals Expands Abong Jasperoid Prospect in Excess of 1.5 Kms Strike With Consistent Near-Surface Gold Intercepts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to report that drilling on the outcropping, sub-horizontal Abong Jasperoid Prospect within the Barisan Property, Aceh Province, Indonesia, continues to intersect consistent near surface epithermal gold mineralization. Drill holes ABD-08 to ABD-10 respectively intersected 1.77 g/t gold over 11.0 metres, 1.56 g/t gold over 12.0 metres, and 1.72 g/t gold over 12.0 metres.

East Asia Minerals' drilling and mapping have consistently provided significant gold results along an extensive shallow dipping, near-surface jasperoid "blanket" greater than 1,500 metres in a northwest direction, up to 750 metres wide, and typically 10 to 15 metres thick. The jasperoid surface area remains open in all directions and drilling confirms the historically defined mineralization (view map at www.EAminerals.com). Sampling and analysis for drill holes ABD-11 to 24 are in progress, and results will be disclosed as received. Drill hole ABD-25 has commenced.

In addition, at the northwest and southeast areas (Bintang and Fikri) of the Abong Jasperoid Prospect, East Asia has mapped/sampled high-grade gold laterally along basal surge tuff horizons positioned within the gold bearing jasperiod "blanket" and into breccia feeder zones that extend to depth. These include trench results of 12.11 g/t gold over 8.0 metres at the Bintang Prospect, and 11.28 g/t gold over 11.0 metres at the Fikri Prospect (December 11, 2007 and January 14, 2008 news releases). When drilling in these areas, the Company intends to extend the holes past the gold-bearing jasperoid "blanket" to test for high-grade bonanza gold zones that are typical of epithermal gold environments.



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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The Abong program is diamond drilling holes at 150 to 200 metre centres to more completely delineate the historically outlined stratabound epithermal gold mineralization, and to expand on that base. Reverse circulation drilling will follow to tighten the drill spacing and cut costs. A speculative non-NI 43-101 compliant resource of 40 to 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 two major mining companies which drilled 28 holes, 20 to 120 metres deep, on the Abong Jasperoid Prospect in the mid 1990's (October 30, 2007 news release). East Asia Minerals is encouraged that the Jasperoid intercepts of stratabound mineralization it is encountering are substantially higher grade than the historic reported average.

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. East Asia 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 of resource potential is relevant to recognizing the potential of the Abong projects, 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 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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