Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V:AMY; OTC US: AMYZF; FSE: 2AM) (“AMI” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Longford Resources (“Longford”), having successfully completed due diligence on the high-grade Hazelton Cobalt-Copper-Gold Project at New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada will exercise its right to earn an initial 60% interest in the Project from AMI.


  • Longford satisfactorily completed due diligence on the high-grade Hazelton Cobalt-Copper-Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada
  • The Hazelton Project includes 3 historic mines:
    • Victoria Mine – Where metal grades averaged 123.4 g/t gold and 2.8% cobalt
    • Rocher Deboule Mine – Where metal grades averaged 5.9% copper and 2.9 g/t gold
    • Highland Boy Mine – Where metal grades averaged 7.0% copper and 1.8 g/t gold

Longford believes there is considerable exploration upside at the Project, and having completed the due diligence to its satisfaction, it has:

  • Paid AMI (CDN)$10,000; and
  • Issued AMI 50,000 shares in Longford to maintain its right to earn an initial 60% interest in the Project.  To achieve this Longford is required to: Expend (CDN)$2,000,000 on the Project over 4 years; with annual option payments of (CDN)$10,000 and 50,000 shares due to AMI annually over the next 4 years.

According to AMI CEO Larry W. Reaugh, “commencing next summer, Longford will be advancing the Hazelton high grade prospects especially for cobalt/copper/gold in the field with a solid four-year plan.  The Longford agreement allows AMI to realize value from its Hazelton holdings, while allowing the Company to maintain its core focus on our promising battery materials recycling work, and extend our patented process to the recovery of additional rare metals and minerals.”

About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal company focused on capitalizing on its patented intellectual property through low cost production or recovery of electrolytic manganese products throughout the world, and recycling of spent electric vehicle lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Interest in the Company’s patented process has adjusted the focus of American Manganese Inc. toward the examination of applying its patented technology for other purposes and materials.  American Manganese Inc. aims to capitalize on its patented technology and proprietary know-how to become and industry leader in the recycling of spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries having cathode chemistries such as:  Lithium-Cobalt, Lithium-Cobalt-Nickel-Manganese, and Lithium-Manganese (Please see the Company’s January 27, 2017 press release for further details).

The company has updated their PowerPoint which can be viewed here.

On behalf of Management


Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.