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American Resources Corporation Receives Advanced Roof Control Plan Approval for Carnegie Metallurgical Carbon Mines

Monday, December 5, 2022 8:30 AM
American Resources Corporation

Due to safety and performance of Carnegie 1 and Carnegie 2 mines, the Company has been approved by MSHA for an advanced roof control plan reducing estimated costs by an estimated $2.00 per ton.

FISHERS, IN / ACCESSWIRE / December 5, 2022 / American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) ("American Resources" or the "Company"), a next generation and socially responsible supplier of rare earth and critical elements, carbon and advanced carbon materials to the new infrastructure and electrification marketplace, today announced that it has received approval from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for an advanced roof control plan at both its Carnegie 1 and Carnegie 2 mines in Pike County, Kentucky. The new roof control plan, which was issued due to the mine conditions and excellent work performed by its operating teams, will reduce operating costs by an estimated $2.00 per ton.

Mark Jensen, CEO of American Resources Corporation commented, "Having a team in place that can create a safe and efficient work place is the key to any operation. I'm extremely proud that our team on the ground is constantly looking at ways to increase production, reduce costs and make our work place a better operating environment. Furthermore, our focus for 2023 is to continually showcase steady growth from our operations in a time of persistent global supply constraints, allowing us to steadily increase cash to our balance sheet. Receiving this approval not only reduces our mining costs and expands production at our Carnegie mines, but it also puts less physical stress on our team at the operations which makes it a win for all parties involved. During the next few months, we'll be leveraging these proven capabilities to maximize our production at our McCoy Elkhorn complex while we also progress on our planning at our Wyoming County complex to secure our tax-exempt bond issuance that is progressing given some stabilization of interest rates and the bond markets."

Carnegie 1 and Carnegie 2 mines are underground room and pillar mines that are set up in a manner that will provide significant growth over the course of the next few years. The Company will achieve such growth and efficiencies with minimal capex by optimizing the operations through methods such as adding additional mining sections, now that mining has advanced further into the seam, and through deep cut mine plans at Carnegie 2, similar to those recently announced at Carnegie 1. The Company believes that the strength in the current carbon market will be further exemplified in 2023 for metallurgical carbon for steel production as China slowly emerges from COVID-related lock downs.

American Resources continues to focus on running efficient streamlined operations in being a new-aged supplier of raw materials to the infrastructure and electrification marketplace in the most sustainable of ways, while also helping the world achieve its goals of carbon neutrality. By operating with low or no legacy costs and having one of the largest and most innovative growth pipelines in the industry, American Resources Corporation works to maximize value for its investors by positioning its large asset base to best fit a new-aged economy, while being able to scale its operations to meet the growth of the markets it serves.

About American Resources Corporation

American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) is a next-generation, environmentally and socially responsible supplier of high-quality raw materials to the new infrastructure market. The Company is focused on the extraction and processing of metallurgical carbon, an essential ingredient used in steelmaking, critical and rare earth minerals for the electrification market, and reprocessed metal to be recycled. American Resources has a growing portfolio of operations located in the Central Appalachian basin of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia where premium quality metallurgical carbon and rare earth mineral deposits are concentrated.

American Resources has established a nimble, low-cost business model centered on growth, which provides a significant opportunity to scale its portfolio of assets to meet the growing global infrastructure and electrification markets while also continuing to acquire operations and significantly reduce their legacy industry risks. Its streamlined and efficient operations are able to maximize margins while reducing costs. For more information visit or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About reElement Technologies LLC

ReELEMENT Technologies LLC is redefining how critical and rare earth elements are both sourced and processed while focusing on the recycling of end-of-life products such as rare earth permanent magnets and lithium-ion batteries, as well as coal-based waste streams and byproducts to create a low-cost and environmentally-safe, circular supply chain. ReElement Technologies has developed its innovative and scalable "Capture-Process-Purify" process chain in conjunction with its licensed intellectual property including 16 patents and technologies and sponsored research partnerships with three leading universities to support the domestic supply chain's growing demand for magnet and battery metals. For more information visit or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond American Resources Corporation's control. The words "believes", "may", "will", "should", "would", "could", "continue", "seeks", "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "intends", "estimates", or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

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SOURCE: American Resources Corporation

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