East Asia Minerals acquires Miwah gold project in Indonesia


    VANCOUVER, April 25 /CNW/ - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSXV-EAS)
announces it has signed an agreement to explore and develop the Miwah
gold-project in Indonesia. Under the terms of the agreement, EAS has an 85%
starting equity in the 30,000 hectare property which encompasses a large
epithermal gold prospect with multi-million ounce gold potential indicated by
limited historic drilling. The Miwah property is located in Aceh Province,
North Sumatra, the most under-explored part of the highly prospective
Indonesian archipelago. A location map of the Property is posted at
    Miwah is located within the same arc as the Martabe high sulphidation
gold deposit in North Sumatra ((greater than) 3MOz of gold). The property
contains a large high sulphidation epithermal gold prospect that was
previously partially defined by approximately 3000 metres of drilling in
eleven holes by Highlands Pacific in the 1990s. All holes drilled during this
program intersected significant alteration and mineralisation with intercepts
including 71m at 1.4 g/t gold and 58m at 1.1 g/t gold. Previous explorers
suggested potential for 100 Mt at 1.1 to 1.2 g/t gold, however a review of the
historical data indicates that early drilling was clearly parallel to higher
grade ((greater than) 5 g/t gold) structures at surface, and hence
significantly higher overall grades are anticipated from better oriented drill
    In addition to the anticipated increase in width and tenor of
mineralisation that will potentially be realised by better drilling
orientation at Miwah, EAS is particularly interested in conducting work within
and around a large hydrothermal breccia (600m x 200m) located in the
southeastern part of the prospect. Here historical surface sampling returned
numerous samples grading in excess of 2 g/t gold, yet only one corner of the
breccia was tested by three short drill holes. Additionally, high-grade
enargite boulders with up to 20% copper have been noted in drainages leading
from the prospect and these are interpreted as indicating the presence of a
high-sulphidation massive sulphide body on the property. Historic preliminary
metallurgical test work indicates good gold recovery by cyanide leach.
    "This is our third advanced acquisition in Indonesia. Together with other
projects under negotiation, these will form the core of a very strong
exploration portfolio in this high potential gold-copper terrain", summarized
Michael Hawkins, East Asia's President. "We look forward to working with our
Indonesian partners, and are encouraged with the support received from all
levels of government in Indonesia in our efforts to advance this high
potential property".
    Exploration will commence with Phase 1 drill testing of the targets
already identified by geology, geophysics and geochemistry at the Miwah
prospect. EAS has already commenced surface validation and reports that of the
first 13 samples to be analysed, eight returned greater than 1 g/t gold, with
the average grade of the mineralised samples being 2.5 g/t gold. The company
intends to begin drilling during the second half of 2007 in coordination with
its other advanced Indonesian projects secured this year.
    Michael Hawkins, M.Sc., MAusIMM, 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 historic resource references and is not
treating it as a NI 43-101 defined resource verified by a QP. Although this
historical reference of resource potential is relevant to recognizing the
potential of the Miwah Property, 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 six uranium properties, highlighted by the Ooshiin Govi
tenements, and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery, in
Mongolia. In Indonesia, it has a 70% interest in the Sangihe gold project, an
85% interest in the Miwah project, a 75% interest in the Takengon gold
project, and is finalizing agreements for additional advanced gold and
gold-copper projects. East Asia currently has 42,863,868 shares outstanding.
Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol

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For further information:

For further information: visit the Company's website at
www.EAminerals.com, or contact: Michael Hawkins, President, Vancouver, T:
(778) 997-2183, E: Hawkins@EAminerals.com; Nick Kohlmann, Corporate
Communications, Toronto, T: (416) 792-8734, E: Kohlmann@EAminerals.com

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