American Manganese Inc. Blog


Why Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD) and Chemical Manganese Dioxide (CMD)

Added October 23rd, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Artillery Peak district in Arizona hosts a world class deposit of Manganese, and American Manganese Inc. (AMY) has developed a patented extraction process that produces high purity products with one of the lowest operating costs in the world. The current price of electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) has fallen from a $1.54 world price to $1.17 in the last year.  The import price of electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) in the United States has averaged $1.14/lb. over the past three years according to statistics published by the USGS. The compelling reasons for EMM production, as described in the pre-feasibility study, are...

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Why Strategic Metals Matter More than Ever Before

Added July 24th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. As you may know, a very important bill has been circulating through the U.S. House of Representatives over the last month, a bill that could potentially change the landscape of permitting mine sites in the United States. H.R. 4402 (also known as the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act) is designed to create a more efficient permitting process for critical and strategic mineral reserves, and couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the country. The United States is currently at a crossroads with regards to the...

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Manganese – Powering the Next Generation of Lithium Ion Batteries

Added July 10th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Manganese is a critical metal in today’s markets.  It is a crucial component to steel, used in a variety of alloys and for us most importantly is used in the creation of lithium ion batteries.  Lithium ion batteries contain 4% lithium, 61% manganese and 35% oxygen by weight.  Manganese however, is not a well known metal, despite being the world’s fourth most traded metal.  At American Manganese we understand just how critical manganese is to our modern society, and consistently work towards educating the public about the demand, and application of this necessary commodity.  Sometimes we can get a little...

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A Sit Down with Larry Reaugh: Q&A with the President and CEO of American Manganese Inc.

Added June 27th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Plenty of activity has happened with American Manganese over the past few months, which gives us an opportunity to sit down with President & CEO Larry Reaugh to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing the company, as well as discover a more personal side to the man running the show. Since the PFS, American Manganese’ share price is down to around $0.10. There has been talk on the investor forums critical of management and looking for change; how do you respond to that? I don’t think there is a single mining company out there right now that can...

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Understanding the Future of American Manganese and the Latest Pre-Feasibility Report

Added May 28th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. It has been a busy month for us here at American Manganese, with the completion of our Pre-Feasibility report for the Artillery Peak project and the public release of parts of that report on May 17th. The release of this report is one more step towards the future of our company and the production of manganese in North America. (A copy of the public PFS material can be found here) As with any release of this nature, there are always questions that arise from our shareholders and the...

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The Growing Manganese Market

Added April 17th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Earlier this week (April 16th) Global Industry Analysts Inc. released a new report outlining the future growth of manganese, electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) and electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD). In this report GIA forecasted the manganese market to grow to 24.9 million metric tons by 2017 spurred by the growth in demand from China and the steel industry. GIA was also quick to point out that the EMM and EMD market are also set to see a potential boost due to the rising demand in the green energy sector:...

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Clean Mining at PDAC

Added March 21st, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. At American Manganese, we’re proud of the low energy and low water process we’ve designed for producing electrolytic manganese metal. As we described in February, our Artillery Peak property in Arizona’s process is to use a fraction of the power of today’s processes and dramatically less water. Our tailings are to be virtually dry and environmentally benign. We’re in the process of applying for a worldwide patent on our process. Some have written that we might set a new standard in the production of critical metals. We’re proud...

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Artillery Peak Project Validated by Kachan & Co. Report

Added February 21st, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Last week, cleantech analysis and consulting firm Kachan & Co. published a report analyzing American Manganese, our unique hydrometallurgical process and the opportunities for the future development of the electrolytic manganese market.  This positive report validated that American Manganese has designed an extraction and refinement process of low grade manganese ore that not only could make our company the lowest cost producer of electrolytic manganese metal globally but also positions us as a mining company with minimal environmental impacts. The Kachan report entitled “American Manganese’s Clean Extraction Process”...

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Lithium-Ion Batteries and the New “Cold War”

Added February 9th, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia
By Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. It’s been over 20 years since the cold war officially ended, but a new “cold war” is brewing over intellectual property, critical metals and the advancement of technology. The Chinese government has released its latest 5 year plan, which dedicates 4 trillion RMB (equivalent to approx. $634 Billion US) to the research and development of green technology; the American government has dedicated $43 Billion to the same cause. One of the key technologies that are driving the green tech revolution is lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion battery sales are approximately...

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