American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY,FWB:2AM) reported their 2011 and 2012 programs and announced their future plans for the development of the Artillery Peak Project. Management has been strategizing how to maximize their resources at Artillery Peak by addressing opportunities to reduce capital expenses and operating expenses. Areas where there is the potential to increase the manganese grades have been identified.
As quoted in the press release:
The Company has identified areas to explore where the potential to increase the manganese grades exists such as:Wildcat drill hole AP-11-133 was drilled in the upper Shannon located 4 km west of manganese mesa and returned 7.62 meters grading 7.39% Mn.Wildcat diamond drill hole #ADH-25 was drilled 1.6 km south and east of Loves Mine and returned 24.39 meters of 4.34% Mn.The Company will evaluate these targets which have the potential to host higher grades thereby possibly further reducing the overall foot print of the mill site and mining operations. Other areas on the property like the Maggie Canyon also host the potential for higher grades of manganese.