Lonnie Carbonatite Complex – BC Geological Survey Reports on Sediment and Indicator Minerals 2013 Fieldwork
Added October 29th, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or the “Company”), (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM), is pleased to report the summary the findings of the geological fieldwork carried out by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines in 2013 as reported this year (Luck, P. and Simandl, G.J., 2014) as follows:
“The Lonnie carbonatite complex is the third most developed Nb prospect in the British Columbia alkaline province. The objective of this study was to determine the best size fraction of stream sediments or carbonatite indicator mineral surveys. Sediments from seven sites along Granite Creek, a stream that transects the Lonnie deposit and adjacent bedrock units, were sampled for pXRF and pathfinder element studies. The results for key pathfinder elements including Nb, ta, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Y, P, Sr, Ba, Th, and U were precise (most having %RSD less than 5%) and prone to bias. Results for eight size fractions separated by laboratory sieves indicated a systematic distribution of key elements, with the highest abundances found in the finer size fractions. Of these, the +125 µm fraction was chosen for further consideration due to its suitability for continued indicator minerals studies. With the exception of Ba, Sr, and possibly Nb samples upstream from the Lonnie deposit display higher concentrations of carbonatite pathfinder elements than samples downstream of the deposit. This indicates source(s) farther upstream, probably the Vergil Carbonatite and Nb and TREE + Y soil geochemical anomalies. Indicator mineral studies are ongoing.”
Soil sampling on the Lonnie Property carried out in 2011 by Rara Terra Minerals Corp. confirmed, expanded and traced several rare earth anomalous zones along a 5 kilometer northwest striking trend on the Lonnie property between the known Lonnie South and Vergil carbonatite showings. A follow-up program of surface trenching and diamond drilling was recommended, but not carried out.
American Manganese Inc.’s Lonnie property consists of eight claims covering the Lonnie and Vergil showings, about 1604.62 hectares, located on the western flank of the Wolverine Mountain Range, eight kilometers northeast of Manson Creek, BC. It is located about 300 kilometers southwest of the Aley Nb Project (Taseko Mines Ltd.), and about 500 kilometers northwest of the advanced Wicheeda rare earth project (Spectrum Mining Corp.). The Company is actively seeking a joint venture partner to help advance this rare earth/Nb project.
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This release has been reviewed by Michael MacLeod, 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 OfficerBack to News Releases