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TheNewswire - July 16, 2020 - East Asia Minerals Corporation ("EAMC" or "The Company") (TSXV:EAS) (OTC:EAIAF) is pleased to announce that the final environmental assessment study (AMDAL) has been submitted to the relevant environmental office in the Province of North Sulawesi. EAMC is anticipating the approval of the AMDAL and it to be issued by the authority within two weeks of this submission.
The approved AMDAL, together with the Indonesian Feasibility Study (IFS) from August 2018 which has been approved and completion of financial obligation to the government, are the requirements to upgrade the Sangihe Gold Project license to production operation stage.
Once EAMC obtains the production operation license, anticipated to be in Q3 2020, the Company will start on production financing and next steps to bring the Sangihe Gold project to operation.
NON-BROKERED $100,000 FINANCING FOR AMDAL
In support of the preparation of the AMDAL permit, the Company will issue 909,091 worth of shares at $0.11 unit price for proceeds of $100,000 (the "offering") to top up AMDAL related professional fees, mining reclamation planning process at Sangihe, and working capital expenditures relating to the AMDAL.
The units will be taken by long-term EAS stakeholders and investors and is expected to close by July 27, 2020. Each unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one (1) share purchase warrant exercisable for a term of two years for the purchase of an additional common share at the prices of $0.15 per common share.
The exercise of the warrants shall be subject to the following acceleration provision: if for any ten (10) consecutive trading days the closing price of the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") exceeds $0.19 at any time commencing (4) months after the Closing Date and until the expiry date of the warrants, then the remaining term of the warrants will be reduced to thirty (30) days, commencing after the end of such ten (10) consecutive trading day period. The Issuer will notify warrant holders by way of a press release that the warrants have accelerated and provide new expiry dates in such press release. This clause may not be used to extend the expiry date of the warrants.
ISSUE OF STOCK OPTIONS
The Company announces that it has granted an aggregate amount of 1,000,000 stock options to a consultant of the company in accordance of the provisions of the company's stock option plan, subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Each option entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the company at an exercise price of $0.10 for a five-year period.
The foregoing transactions are subject to approval of the Exchange
ABOUT SANGIHE GOLD PROJECT
The Sangihe gold-copper project is located on the island of Sangihe off the northern coast of Sulawesi and has an existing National Instrument 43-101 inferred mineral resource of 114,700 indicated and 105,000 inferred ounces of Gold as reported in the Company's "Independent Technical Report on the Mineral Resource Estimates of the Binebase and Bawone Deposits, Sangihe Project, North Sulawesi, Indonesia" dated May 30, 2017 Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The Company's 70-percent interest in the Sangihe-mineral-tenement contract of work ("CoW") is held through PT Tambang Mas Sangihe (PTTMS). The remaining 30-percent interest in PTTMS is held by three unaffiliated Indonesian corporations. The term of the Sangihe CoW agreement is for 30 years upon commencement of the production phase of the project.
ABOUT EAST ASIA MINERALS CORPORATION
East Asia Minerals is a dynamic junior gold developer with two assets totaling combined resources of 3.3 million ounces NI 43-101 gold resources in Indonesia, one of the leading gold producer countries in the world. EAS plans to advance and permit Sangihe in near term and raise funds for a 1,000 ounces per month heap leach operation. With cashflow from operations, the plan is to further expand resources through drilling of the Company's projects. The Company cautions readers that the any production decision made by the Company will not be based on a NI 43-101 feasibility study of mineral reserves that demonstrates economic and technical viability and as such, there may be involved increased uncertainty and various technological and economic risks outlined in the "forward looking statement" below.
East Asia has a team of mining professionals in North America and locally in Indonesia with extensive experience in operating small scale gold and coal assets, working diligently to develop it's highly prospective project portfolio.
Frank Rocca, BAppSc.(Geology), MAusIMM, MAIG, Chief Geologist of East Asia Minerals Corp. is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and approves the content of this release.
EAST ASIA MINERALS CORPORATION
Per: "Terry Filbert"
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Certain statements in this News Release, which are not historical in nature, constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of that phrase under applicable Canadian securities law. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements or information concerning future work programs, results and timing of any work programs, the Company's performance or events as of the date hereof. These statements reflect management's current assumptions and expectations and by their nature are subject to certain underlying assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Those risks include the interpretation of drill results; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with our expectations; commodity and currency price fluctuation; failure to obtain adequate financing; regulatory, recovery rates, refinery costs, and other relevant conversion factors, permitting and licensing risks; general market and mining exploration risks and production and economic risks related to design and engineering, manufacturing, technological processes and test procedures and the risk that the project's output will not be salable at a price that will cover the project's operating and maintenance costs. Forward-looking statements should not be construed as investment advice. Readers should perform a detailed, independent investigation and analysis of the Company and are encouraged to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect events or changes in circumstances that occur after the date hereof.
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