Manganese is a brittle, hard gray-white metal that looks much like iron, and is present in practically everything made of steel. It's also used in a slew of other applications, including dry cell batteries (about 20 billion per year), aluminum cans (about 100 billion per year), electronic circuits as well as fungicides and pesticides.
Metamining, through its subsidiary, Metamining of Utah, has identified the potential for a manganese carbonate mine in Utah.
Mining conditions: 30 years of last century the area had manganese mining, form the mining sites to find the large scale mining both with vertical and inclined lifting scheme mining. Pit only 10 meters deep, indicating ore body cover is not thick. Not by open pit methods, may be the seam is not thick. Seam roof for the limestone, bottom of quartz sandstone are relatively stable.
Initial exploration of the property was completed in 2009 and the results are being analyzed currently. Based on initial assessments, it is believed that this property may contain over 6 million tons of manganese carbonate.
Highway: Complete highway network is connecting the city of Delta, the mine, and all the mine points internally.
Rail: There is a Union Pacific railway station located just 45 km away from the mine. Direct transport from the train to the North American West Coast's major ports such as LongView or Richmond. Port conditions are good, no drying port, no freezing, and low moist. Export to everywhere in the world, especially to the Asian countries is close and easy transportation.