American Manganese Inc. (“AMY” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the beginning of the Wenden Stockpile project, awarded by the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The project was awarded to perform work on the United States Government’s manganese ore stockpile located near Wenden, Arizona and confirm the viability of efficient electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) production using the Company’s patented manganese process.
American Manganese has engaged the services of PRIMUS RESOURCES, L.C. (PRIMUS) to sample, document, and transport samples collected from the Wenden Stockpile between December 8-9, 2020. American Manganese is confident in PRIMUS’s ability to provide homogenous consistency and standard quality control protocols of the collected samples.
Under the awarded project, the two-day site visit will collect 14 representative samples (35 lbs each) from the Wenden Stockpile using a posthole digger and load them into commercial grade-heavy sealed buckets for transportation to Kemetco Research in Richmond, BC. The sample hole locations will be field marked with their global position fixed by GPS.
Following the receipt of the Wenden Stockpile sample material, it will undergo internal and external assays, followed by a laboratory bench-scale testing campaign to provide flowsheet proof of concept and process tailings characterization. A final technical report will be issued detailing test procedures and recommendations for a potential future processing facility.
“Manganese has been listed by the U.S. Government as a critical mineral for which the U.S. is 100% import-dependent, and EMM is on the acquisition list for the U.S. National Defense Stockpile, so we are excited to demonstrate our processes ability to create a domestic supply of EMM,” said Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese.
About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ Patented Process. The process provides high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at high purity, with minimal processing steps. American Manganese Inc. aims to commercialize its breakthrough RecycLiCo™ Patented Process and become an industry leader in recycling cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries.
On behalf of Management
AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.
Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer