American Manganese reports 9.15 Meters (30 Feet) of Manganese Grading 10% In Hole #AP10-35

Added May 19th, 2010 – Vancouver, British Columbia


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 for drill holes 1 through 37 from its on-going Artillery Peak drilling program.  Hole numbers 33 – 37 are located on the Manganese Mesa and hole number 32 is located on Cobweb Hill where little information was previously known.

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.

To date 3,552 meters (11,652 ft) have been drilled in 42 holes (holes 1-31 previously reported) and the significant results from holes 32-37 are shown in the following table.   See the drill plan map at:
 http://www.americanmanganeseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Proposed-drilling-for-the-maggie-canyon-deposits-Map.pdf.

2010 DRILL PROGRAM

Artillery Drill Hole Assay Summary
HOLE FROM
ft
TO
ft
FROM
m
TO
m
Interval
m    (ft)
Interval
Grade %Mn
AP10-32 120 125 36.58 38.10 1.52        (5) 2.66
AP10-32 165 200 50.29 60.96 10.67     (35) 2.13
AP10-32 205 240 62.48 73.15 10.67     (35) 2.33
Including 220 235 67.06 71.63 4.57      (15) 2.91
AP10-32 250 290 76.20 88.39 12.19  (40) 4.44
Including 270 285 82.30 86.87 4.57     (15) 6.27
AP10-32 300 320 91.44 97.54 6.10     (20) 3.07
Including 305 320 92.96 97.54 4.57     (15) 3.73
AP10-33 140 185 42.67 56.39 13.72     (45) 2.33
Including 155 170 47.24 51.82 4.57     (15) 3.80
AP10-33 200 215 60.96 65.53 4.57     (15) 3.35
AP10-34 150 215 45.72 65.53 19.81   (65) 5.06
Including 155 165 47.25 50.30 3.05     (10) 9.27
Including 180 200 54.87 60.90 6.03     (20) 8.34
AP10-34 220 230 67.06 70.10 3.05      (10) 2.79
Including 225 230 68.58 70.10 1.52       (5) 4.33
AP10-35 200 245 60.96 74.68 13.72   (45) 7.90
Including 200 230 60.96 70.11 9.15     (30) 10.00
AP10-36 225 245 68.58 74.68 6.10     (20) 2.68
Including 230 240 70.10 73.15 3.05     (10) 3.42
AP10-36 250 270 76.20 82.30 6.10      (20) 2.07
Including 265 270 80.77 82.30 1.52       (5) 4.38
AP10-36 300 305 91.44 92.96 1.52       (5) 3.66
AP10-37 160 240 48.77 73.15 24.38   (80) 3.96
Including 170 200 51.82 60.96 9.14     (30) 7.73
Including 225 230 68.58 70.10 1.52        (5) 2.75
AP10-37 275 285 83.82 86.87 3.05      (10) 2.01

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

The manganese resource remains open in all directions.

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 $1.33/lb. and US price is $1.68/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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