Electric car boom spurs investor scramble for cobalt

February 14, 2017

By Pratima Desai | Reuters LONDON LONDON Investors are buying up physical cobalt anticipating that shortages of the metal, a key component of lithium-ion batteries used in electrical cars, will spur prices to their highest levels since the 2008 financial crisis.Prices for cobalt metal have climbed nearly 50 percent since September to five-year peaks around $19 … Read More

Why Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD) and Chemical Manganese Dioxide (CMD)

October 23, 2012

The Artillery Peak district in Arizona hosts a world class deposit of Manganese, and American Manganese Inc. (AMY) has developed a patented extraction process that produces high purity products with one of the lowest operating costs in the world. The current price of electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) has fallen from a $1.54 world price to … Read More

Why Strategic Metals Matter More than Ever Before

July 24, 2012

By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. As you may know, a very important bill has been circulating through the U.S. House of Representatives over the last month, a bill that could potentially change the landscape of permitting mine sites in the United States. H.R. 4402 (also known as the … Read More

Manganese – Powering the Next Generation of Lithium Ion Batteries

July 10, 2012

Manganese is a critical metal in today’s markets.  It is a crucial component to steel, used in a variety of alloys and for us most importantly is used in the creation of lithium ion batteries.  Lithium ion batteries contain 4% lithium, 61% manganese and 35% oxygen by weight.  Manganese however, is not a well known … Read More

The Growing Manganese Market

April 17, 2012

By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Earlier this week (April 16th) Global Industry Analysts Inc. released a new report outlining the future growth of manganese, electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) and electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD). In this report GIA forecasted the manganese market to grow to 24.9 million metric tons … Read More

Clean Mining at PDAC

March 21, 2012

By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. At American Manganese, we’re proud of the low energy and low water process we’ve designed for producing electrolytic manganese metal. As we described in February, our Artillery Peak property in Arizona’s process is to use a fraction of the power of today’s processes … Read More

Artillery Peak Project Validated by Kachan & Co. Report

February 21, 2012

By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Last week, cleantech analysis and consulting firm Kachan & Co. published a report analyzing American Manganese, our unique hydrometallurgical process and the opportunities for the future development of the electrolytic manganese market.  This positive report validated that American Manganese has designed an extraction … Read More