By Joel Scanlon
American Manganese has obtained results for 14 holes from the 2011 drill program at the Artillery Peak manganese deposit. It had formerly reported results for initial 59 drill holes.
The company commenced the drilling campaign in April, 2011 and completed it in June, 2011. This program was executed by means of reverse circulation drilling methods since there was a uniform and distributed mineralization. The company has drilled 10,607 m, totaling 86 drill holes.
The CEO and President of American Manganese, has commented that the company has currently proclaimed the positive drilling results of 73 holes out of 86. In particular, the results of the hole 126 and 129 are exceptional. The company has intercepted excellent mineralized intervals in the drill holes 125 and 127, expanding the familiar mineralization towards Manganese Mesa’s southern direction. He also stated that information gaps are being closed and the amount of known mineralization over the patented lands is being increased. The wide mineralization existing at the Artillery Peak occurs in the sedimentary beds in the paleo-alluvial fans form that broadens out down the slope from several source vents. The mineralized intersections continue to show the anticipated lateral continuity over fine widths, enhanced by confined high grade intersections.
ALS Chemex in Nevada performed the assays. The company is waiting for the additional results. An inferred resource of approximately 107.2 Mt grading 3.76% manganese and an indicated resource of approximately 92.8 Mt grading 3.27% manganese were contained in Artillery Peak’s recent NI 43-101 resource estimate.