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2013-08-06 00:20:14

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orica Limited today announced the appointment of Mr Alberto Calderon and Mr Gene Tilbrook as non-executive Directors, effective 14 August 2013. Mr Calderon was most recently Group Executive and Chief Executive Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development, BHP Billiton. Prior to senior roles held across BHP Billiton from 2005 - 2013, Mr Calderon was CEO of Colombian coal and oil companies, Cerrejon Coal and Ecopetrol. Mr Calderon...

2012-10-09 23:20:10

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) announced today that the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Luis Carvajales, has tendered his resignation, effective immediately. The Company would like to thank Mr. Carvajales for his service and valuable contribution to the Company and wishes him well in his future endeavours. The duties of the Chief Executive Officer will be assumed by the Company's recently appointed Executive Chairman, Mr. Hernan...

Turtle Fossil Found In Colombia Is Round Like A Car Tire
2012-07-12 11:12:35

Paleontologist Carlos Jaramillo's group at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and colleagues at North Carolina State University and the Florida Museum of Natural History discovered a new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America. The team's findings were published in the Journal of Paleontology. The new turtle species is named Puentemys mushaisaensis because it was found in La Puente pit in Cerrejón...

2012-03-27 02:29:18

DENVER, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oniqua MRO Analytics (www.oniqua.com), the leading provider of analytics-based MRO optimization solutions for asset-intensive organizations, today announced the establishment of new operations in South America. Located in Santiago, Chile, the new office gives Oniqua a local presence in the South American region where it serves a growing number of asset-intensive customers. Oniqua is an international software company with operations in Australia, South...

2012-01-30 19:09:00

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) announced today an illegal work stoppage at their La Caypa Mine located in the municipality of Barrancas, Department of La Guajira, Colombia. The personnel involved in this action are not employees of Pacific Coal, nor its subsidiary Carbones Colombianos del Cerrejon ("CCC"). The disruption began on Sunday, January 22 at 0600 hours when unauthorized personnel blocked all access to the mine using heavy...

Image 1 - New Ancient Crocodile Named
2011-09-15 12:48:29

  Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world's largest snake a run for its money? In a new study appearing Sept. 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered in the same Colombian coal mine with Titanoboa, the world's largest snake. The findings help scientists better understand the diversity of animals that occupied the oldest known rainforest ecosystem, which had higher temperatures than today, and could...

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2009-02-04 15:30:00

An international team of scientists announced Wednesday the discovery in northern Colombia of fossil remains of the largest snake ever known to have lived. The scientists named the 2,500 pound, 43 ft. long snake Titanoboa cerrejonensis ("ty-TAN-o-BO-ah sare-ah-HONE-en-siss"), meaning titanic boa from Cerrejon, the open-pit coal mine where the fossils were discovered. "This thing weighs more than a bison and is longer than a city bus," snake expert Jack Conrad of the American Museum of...

2008-10-31 06:00:15

TORONTO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Galway Resources Ltd. (GWY: TSX-V) is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an option agreement with Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Corporation (Rio Tinto) to acquire 100% interest in nine coal concessions totaling 7,500 hectares, roughly 50% of the previously drilled San Louis Coal basin located in Santander, Colombia. The project will be known as Carboluis. "We are pleased to announce the first project resulting from our Colombian...

2008-09-29 14:41:07

BHP Billiton Petroleum (NYSE:BHP) (NYSE:BBL) announced today that it has acquired exploration rights to an onshore block of approximately 7,750,000 acres in the Llanos Basin, Colombia. The Company signed a Technical Evaluation Agreement with the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) to explore block CPE-5. "We are extremely pleased with this result," said Steve O'Rourke, President Exploration, BHP Billiton Petroleum. "The Colombian government ran a very successful bid round and the...

2008-05-21 12:00:29

ST. LOUIS, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy today announced that Julian Thornton has been promoted to Managing Director for Australian Operations. In his new role, Thornton will be responsible for all of Peabody's Australia operations throughout New South Wales and Queensland. "Australia is the fastest-growing contributor to Peabody's global coal platform," said Peabody Energy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eric Ford. "We are pleased to have Julian at...