Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF) (“American Manganese” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the Company has received results from its on going Artillery Peak drilling program for drill hole numbers 44 – 46 located on the North Maggie zone of the Manganese Mesa and drill hole numbers 47 and 48 which are located on the South Maggie zone of the Manganese Mesa (from its on going Artillery Peak drilling program).  Results for drill holes 1 through 43 have been announced previously. 

The mineralization at Artillery Peak Mohave County, Arizona takes the form of paleo-alluvial fans spreading out down slope from a number of source vents.

Up to and including hole number AP10-48, 4,008 meters (13,150 ft) has been drilled in 48 holes and the significant results from holes 44 – 48 are shown in the following table. 

See the drill plan map at:  http://www.americanmanganeseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ProposedDrilling.pdf

2010 DRILL PROGRAM

Artillery Drill Hole Assay Summary
HOLE FROM
ft
TO
ft
FROM
m
TO
m
Interval
m    (ft)
Interval
Grade %Mn
AP10-44 130 150 39.62 45.72 6.10     (20) 8.27
Including 135 145 41.15 44.20 3.05     (10) 10.88
AP10-44 180 230 57.91 70.10 12.19     (40) 2.03
AP10-45 115 195 33.53 57.91 24.30     (80) 2.22
Including 115 130 35.05 39.60 4.55     (15) 3.68
AP10-46 100 105 30.48 32.00 1.52        (5) 2.45
  120 180 36.57 54.86 18.29     (60) 3.09
Including 120 140 36.57 42.67 6.10     (20) 4.70
  215 220 65.53 67.06 1.52       (5) 5.05
AP10-47 115 175 35.05 53.34 18.29     (60) 2.43
Including 120 145 36.57 44.20 7.62     (25) 3.80
  260 280 79.30 85.40 6.10      (20) 2.57
AP10-48 120 195 36.57 59.43 22.86   (75) 4.22
Including 120 160 36.57 48.76 12.19   (40) 5.70

Assays were performed by ALS Chemex in Sparks, Nevada.  Further results will be reported as they are received.

About Manganese

  • China controls electrolytic manganese production (EMM) supplying and producing 97.44% of the worlds needs (2.6 billion pounds per year).
  • There is no substitution for manganese in steel (total manganese market greater than 30 billion pounds per year, fourth largest traded metal).
  • The most critical metal at risk to supply and restriction in the United States.  No US production. 
  • EMM’s greatest uses are upgrading specialty steel 47%, manufacture of aluminum 32% and electronics 14%.
  • China has a 20% export duty on EMM and the US has a 14% import duty, world price is $1.22/lb. and US price is $1.55/lb.
  • Manganese resources are declining in China.
  • Overall manganese market grew at 8% per year to 30 billion pounds up to 2008.  EMM market grew at 26% per year from 2003 – 2008 to 2.6 billion pounds per year.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal Company focusing on potentially becoming the lowest cost producer of electrolytic manganese from its Arizona Manganese Project

This release has been reviewed by Norman L. Tribe, P.Eng. a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer


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