Bulk Tonnage Targets Indicated from 2011-2012 Field Work

Added November 20th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia


Larry W. Reaugh, Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or the “Company”), (TSX.V:  AMY; Pink Sheets:  AMYZF; Frankfurt:  2AM), is pleased to announce results from the Company’s 2011-2012 exploration and prospecting program entailing 8 square kilometers within their 9,957 sq. km Rocher Deboule IOCG property located 8 km south of Hazelton, BC.  The program entailed 22 km of ground magnetometer survey, 841 soil samples, 455 rock samples and 68 silt samples.  The fieldwork carried out in 2012 focused on 3 areas of Cu-Ag-Au bearing mineralization as described.

Geological fieldwork returned encouraging Cu-Ag-Au geochemical values at the Rocher Deboule project upper silvertip CK basin stockwork, lower silvertip CK No 2 & 4 veins and a new Iron Oxide Copper Gold (“IOCG”) target south of the historic Victoria vein mine.  Highlights of the program are outlined below:

1. UPPER SILVERTIP CREEK BASIN STOCKWORK:  This area is approximately 0.5-1.5 km northeast of the historic Rocher Deboule mine site.  In 2008, Dighem airborne total field magnetometer geophysical surveys identified a strong positive anomaly (60,000-62,000 nT, approximately 3,000-5,000 nT above average) over an area of about 0.5 X 1.0 km.  Follow up rock sampling in 2011 by Ethier Exploration, Hazelton, BC generated the following result highlights:

2011 ROCK CHIP SAMPLE GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Sample No Cu % Ag g/t Au g/t Description
11DE853 0.34 9.4 7.0 Clay altered fractures contain chalcopyrite-magnetite
11DE834 19.0 11.0 27.0 Grab sample, semi-massive chalcopyrite
11DE854 5.0 4.6 5.0 Quartz veining, strong alteration & bleaching
11DE870 0.03 10.7 >100.0 Rock chip sample across 45 cm
11DE838 >1.0 32.0 1.3 9 quartz veins in 2 meter rock chip sample
11DE860-863 33.0 3.2 25.0 Average of 4 rock chip samples
11DE866 >1.0 41.0 3.7 Grab sample, chalcopyrite
11DE840 >1.0 14.0 6.0 Rock chip sample across 25 cm
11DE839 7.0 8.2 0.77 Quartz veinlets across 15 cm

Source- Acme Analytical Labs, Vancouver, BC, certificate VA08105005, & 11000309

2. LOWER SILVERTIP CREEK QUARTZ VEIN ZONE:  Additional rock and soil sampling was carried out in the historic Rocher Deboule mine area located on the lower elevation portion of Silvertip Creek.  Over an area of about 0.5 X 0.7 km, the following rock & soil samples taken in 2012 by Andris Kikauka (geologist) generated the following results:

Rock Chip Samples (2102):

Sample ID Elev (m) Au ppb Ag ppm Cu ppm As ppm Fe %
12-AR-01
20 cm wide
1441 3410 71.6 76230 5938 3.3858
12-AR-02
28 cm wide
1609 12 40.4 86472 129 30.537

Soil Samples (2012):

Easting Northing Au
ppb
Ag
ppm
Cu
ppm
As
ppm
Mo
ppm
Fe
%
586400 6113450 9520 88.2 5884 606 21 3.05
586450 6113550 70 1.8 1016 93 8 3.01
586650 6113600 275 1 66 27 5 1.94
586650 6113750 40 4.4 1615 255 17 3.42
586600 6113800 90 1.6 1503 173 13 3.4
586650 6113800 2510 52.4 30280 2953 279 12.91
586550 6113850 275 1.2 1288 94 9 3.35
586600 6113850 67 4.4 2026 202 24 3.41
586650 6113850 2210 35.2 3984 3640 280 16.84
586550 6113900 21 3.6 2152 214 23 3.09
586600 6113900 8650 72.4 5804 13104 450 20.09
586650 6113900 275 5.4 2348 339 61 6.91


(source: Pioneer Labs Ltd, Richmond, BC, report number 2121427)

3. Additional prospecting by Ethier Exploration was carried out approximately 2 km west of the Upper Silvertip Basin Stockwork Zone, and about 0.7 km south of the historic Victoria mine, indentifing a bulk tonnage target near the contact of the Late Cretaceous Rocher Deboule porphyritic granodiorite
stock with older hornfels volcanic and sedimentary rocks.  This contact zone is considered highly prospective for IOCG type mineralization, which is supported by the fact that the Rocher Deboule occurrence ranks in the 95th percentile in combined Cu-Au-Fe-La in RGS province wide geochemical survey (source: Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum).

The Company carried out most of 2011-12 fieldwork  in a 3 X 2 km area surrounding the historic Rocher Deboule Cu-Ag-Au mine which from 1914-1954, mined 123,395 tonnes, producing 2,840,966 kgs Cu, 2,653,086 grams Ag, 157,226 grams Au, and 34,692 kgs W (source: Minfile database).  Historic work in 1988 by Southern Gold Res Ltd on the Rocher Deboule No 2 Vein resulted in a resource estimate of 54,000 tonnes grading 2.7% Cu, 207.4 g/t Ag, & 3.5 g/t Au (note: this is a historic estimate that is not current with NI 43-101 standards, and is NOT TO BE RELIED UPON).

This geological summary of the Rocher Deboule Project has been reviewed by Andris Kikauka, P. Geo, a Qualified Person under the guidelines of NI
43-101.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal Company focusing on potentially becoming a producer of high purity EMD and CMD for the battery industry.

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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