Strategic Materials

Manganese Ore Information

Offerings of manganese ore are hereby suspended until further notice.

The suspension of our offerings is temporary but due to a Government-wide ban on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you have questions, you are asked to direct them to or call us at 571-767-5500 M-F 0800-1600 EDT.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time and we will make a public announcement when sales offerings of manganese ore will resume.

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Inventory Documents

Sampling/Site Visit Information

Manganese ore is currently available for sampling and inspection.  

Interested parties or their designees must register to visit the site prior to sample and inspection of the material.  Requests for an appointment must be made by submitting a Material Sampling Request through the DLA Strategic Materials Website at:

Interested parties or their designees, at their expense, are encouraged to inspect the material and take a sample prior to placing an offer.  Interested parties shall provide containers and the equipment necessary to obtain each required sample.  Samples will be obtained in the presence of and under the direction of a DLA Strategic Materials representative. Sampling size requests will be approved by a DLA Strategic Materials representative.

All information will be sent by email.  The Government reserves the right to limit the number of individuals granted access to the storage location.

Interested parties or their designees will not be charged a fee for sampling the material, but will be required to provide the Government with any elemental analysis results from the sample testing.  The Government does not warrant any samples to be representative of an entire pile.