Mr. Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V: AMY; OTC US: AMYZF; FSE: 2AM) (“American Manganese” or the “Company”), is pleased to report that Rara Terra expects to begin 3,000 meters of trenching, 1,300 soil samples and approximately 160 stream-sediment samples on American Manganese’s Lonnie Rare Earth property located south east of Manson Creek in North Central British Columbia. The work will test airborne magnetic anomalies identified from the February 2011 survey.
The Lonnie Property has two showings defined by trenching (1970’s) with a combined strike length of 620 meters (2,040 ft) with widths up to 40 meters grading 0.20% Niobium. A 56 meter chip sample on one of the claims assayed 0.05% lanthanum, 0.03% neodymium and 0.15% Titanium.
American Manganese has granted Rara Terra an option to acquire 60% in the Lonnie Property by paying American Manganese $60,000 cash, issuing 285,000 of its common shares and incurring $500,000 in exploration expenditures over the three year term of the option.
About Rare Earths
China dominates rare earths production (93%) and consumption. China has placed quotas on the export of rare earths resulting in a panic by end users, increased exploration and company’s such as the Boeing Company contracting out their technology to aid in exploration of rare earth deposits. The critical situation in rare earths was first brought to public attention by Keith Bradsher, New York Times correspondent, in August 2009. Neodymium is identified as one of the more critical rare earths.
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. The Company is well financed to execute its contemplated work programs.
On behalf of Management
AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.
Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer