American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY,FWB:2AM) announced that the pilot plant testing program at the Company’s Artillery Peak Manganese Project has confirmed the technical viability of the Company’s patent pending hydrometallurgical manganese extraction and electro-winning circuit on a semi-continuous operation basis of the overall flow sheet.
As quoted in the press release:
Pilot Plant Testing Successfully Completed
The pilot plant testing program performed by Kemetco Research Inc. (Kemetco) has been successfully completed. The work has confirmed the technical viability of the Company’s patent pending hydrometallurgical manganese extraction and electro-winning circuit on a semi-continuous operation basis of the overall flow sheet. The process is designed to recover manganese from lower grade manganese resources in an energy efficient manner with low water use, thus providing significant environmental benefits compared to the conventional recovery process which is energy intensive based on high grade resources.
Authorization for Storm Water Discharge Received from ADEQ
On November 21, 2011, the Company received authorization to discharge storm water associated with its industrial activities under the terms and conditions of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s AZPDES STORM WATER MULTI-SECTOR GENERAL PERMIT(S), MSGP for its Artillery Peak Manganese Project located in Mojave County, Arizona. “We are pleased with the receipt of the authorization as our application was handled professionally and promptly, and represents our first step through Arizona’s regulatory approvals process,” says Mr. Larry Reaugh.