Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

May 25, 2011 08:30 ET

Southern Arc Intersects a Wide Interval of Bonanza Gold Grades From Its Phase 2 Drilling of Pelangan Prospect, West Lombok, Including 17.4m @ 19.4g/t Au & 28.3g/t Ag From 78.8m

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SA) is pleased to announce assay results from holes PLD007 and PLD009 as a continuation of Phase 2 drilling at Pelangan, West Lombok. These results confirm the presence of wide zones of high-grade gold+/-silver mineralisation, indicative of significant 'bonanza shoot' development within the Central Raja Mineralised Structural Breccia ("MSB") lode.

Highlight intersections are described below. All intervals are reported as downhole lengths.

Drill hole PLD007 returned a broad high grade mineralised interval with:

PLD00739.7m @ 9.4g/t Au & 15.7g/t Ag from 78.8m
Including(17.4m @ 19.4g/t Au & 28.3g/t Ag from 78.8m)
Including(6.15m @ 37.7g/t Au & 26g/t Ag from 88.1m)

As well as a second interval of:

PLD0070.75m @ 22.1g/t Au & 15.4g/t Ag from 127.7m

PLD007 was drilled on a section 105 metres NW along the structure from previously reported drill holes PLD001 (4.85m @ 7.11g/t Au & 18.5g/t Ag), PLD002 (17.25m @ 5.73g/t Au & 11.7g/t Ag) and PLD003 (16.55m @ 5.5g/t Au & 3.7g/t Ag).

PLD007 intersected mineralisation over 100 metres vertically below surface. Its substantial width highlights the potential for high-grade "blow outs" or swells within ore shoots in the MSB structures. These have potential to host significant high-grade tonnage.

Drill hole PLD009, located 80 metres SE of PLD007 and at a slightly lower elevation, reported an intersection of:

PLD0098.2m @ 4.4g/t Au & 2.7g/t Ag from 217.3m
Including4.3m @ 7.5g/t Au & 3.9g/t Ag from 217.3m

According to Chief Geologist, Andrew Rowe, "These results confirm continuity of mineralization along the structure, and at depth, and illustrate the pinch and swell geometry typical of this style of epithermal mineralization. Our current program will test for potential extensions within this high-grade Central Raja lode zone. We will also be looking for similar features elsewhere along the Raja target vein."

Over the next 18 months, the company's 25,000 metre drilling program will seek the same bonanza-type features throughout the Pelangan and Mencanggah prospects on the West Lombok property. Together, these two prospects host a strike length already proven at greater than 20 km in similar epithermal mineralisation (MSBs).

Figure 1 (to view click on: shows the geology of the Raja target and locations of the drill holes already completed. Drill hole locations, azimuths, dips and depths are summarised in Table 1 and a long-section projection of drill hole mineralised intervals is presented in Figure 2 (to view click on:

On behalf of the Board of Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

John Proust, Chairman and CEO

Qualified Person and Quality Control and Assurance

The information in this release has been compiled under the supervision of Southern Arc's Chief Geologist, Andrew Rowe B. App. Sc. Geology, MAusIMM. Mr. Rowe has over 18 years of international mineral exploration experience throughout SE and Central Asia and Australia. During this time he has held such positions as Chief Geologist – Feasibility Studies, Senior Geologist and Consulting Geologist. Mr. Rowe has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralization under consideration and qualifies as a Qualified Person as defined in terms of NI 43-101.

All assaying of samples was undertaken by the ITS laboratory in Jakarta. ITS is one of the world's largest product and commodity testing, inspection and certification organizations. The Jakarta laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited and employs a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample tracking, quality control and reporting.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward looking statements relating to expected or anticipated future events and operations, timing of projects and anticipated results that are forward looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive and general economic factors and conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events, and the company's capability to execute and implement future plans. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. There is no representation by the company that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as that forecast.

Table 1. Pelangan Phase 2 Exploration Drilling, West Lombok
EastingNorthingRLAzimuthDipDrilling Production



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