American Manganese Inc.
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American Manganese Inc.

March 18, 2010 12:59 ET

American Manganese Inc.: Drilling Commences on Artillery Peak Manganese Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX VENTURE:AMY)(PINK SHEETS:AMYZF) ("American Manganese" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the reverse circulation drill program has commenced on their Manganese project located in Mohave County, Arizona.

The first hole #AP10-1 located 200 meters (656 ft) south of the MacGregor Pit has encountered the manganese zone from 66.3 meters (224 ft) to 85.9 meters (285 ft) for a total intercept of 18.6 meters (61 ft). The final depth was 100.6 meters (330 ft).

The drill has completed drill hole #AP10-2. The zone was encountered at 63.8 meters (209 ft) and was in the manganese mineralization until 79.6 meters (261 feet) for an intersection of 15.9 meters (52 feet).

Drill hole #AP10-3 is drilling ahead at 6 meters (20 feet) in overburden.

A second drill is scheduled to arrive on the property within 2 weeks. The current drill program will consist of 191 drill holes and will improve as well as expand the existing NI-43-101 resource which was previously reported as follows:

Indicated: 1,068,307,976 lbs

Inferred: 9,661,091,721 lbs

Further results will be reported as they are received.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified exploration and development company focusing its attention on mineral properties and commodities used in the steel manufacturing industry.

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

This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the TSX-Venture Exchange, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The TSX-Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • American Manganese Inc.
    Larry W. Reaugh
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    604-531-9639
    604-531-9634 (FAX)
    www.americanmanganeseinc.com