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2010-11-18 12:36:59

Scientists at Idaho State University have mapped a previously unknown and active seismic fault in the Rocky Mountains. The newly discovered fault is located in central Idaho and could unleash an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 7.5. Glenn Thackray, chairman of the university's geosciences department, told Reuters that the 40-mile-long fracture in the Earth's crust at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains near the tiny mountain town of Stanley is cause for concern. "There's a chance in...

2008-06-18 12:00:00

The federal government has approved a proposed cobalt mine west of Salmon in central Idaho, subject to conditions. The U.S. Forest Service approved Formation Capital Corp.'s plan to mine cobalt -- used in jet engines, batteries for hybrid and electric cars and other machines -- in the Panther Creek drainage of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. "As we have firmly believed, a sustainable, responsible mine plan can be designed without compromise to the environment," said Bill Scales,...

2008-06-18 00:00:22

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jun. 17--The federal government has approved a proposed cobalt mine west of Salmon in central Idaho, subject to conditions. The U.S. Forest Service approved Formation Capital Corp.'s plan to mine cobalt â´ used in jet engines, batteries for hybrid and electric cars, and other machines â´ in the Panther Creek drainage of the Salmon-Challis National Forest....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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