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2012-01-26 13:39:01

The new issue of LITHOSPHERE is online now. Papers present evidence for the on-going re-shaping of the Rocky-Mountain—Colorado Plateau region by young uplift driven from below (mantle buoyancy), research in the Aegean Sea that documents a newly defined extensional fault system, and study of the hydrologic heterogeneity of faulted and fractured sediment layers with implications for similar rocks to affect the flow of moisture downward toward the spent nuclear fuel geologic repository at...

2011-08-11 12:54:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CNSX: SX) (BSE: 85G) is pleased to announce that its planned Phase II drilling campaign on the Villebon Property is currently underway. The Corporation's plan is to complete up to 2,100 meters of drilling with the objective of validating the historical results from past work on the South and North Zones of Villebon and at Cooper Lake. In addition, some holes will be drilled to verify extensions laterally...

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2011-08-09 09:59:38

The Earth was a much different place 1.1 billion years ago. Researchers are discovering strong evidence that parts of what are now Texas and Antarctica were connected, according to Staci Loewy, a geochemist at California State University, Bakersfield. "I can go to the Franklin Mountains in West Texas and stand next to what was once part of Coats Land in Antarctica," says Loewy, "That's so amazing." Long before the supercontinent Pangaea formed, there were other landforms bouncing around on...

2011-08-04 14:38:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Ralph Rushton, the President of Emerick Resources Corp. (TSXV: ERC) is pleased to announce that the Company has negotiated an option to acquire a 75% interest in an extensive claim package in the Northwest Territories controlled by GGL Resources Corp. ("GGL"), subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval. A finder's fee is payable to Axemen Resource Capital Ltd., an Exempt Market Dealer. The Providence Greenstone Belt ("PGB") project covers an...

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2010-09-03 14:03:42

Earth today is one of the most active planets in the Solar System, and was probably even more so during the early stages of its life. Thanks to the plate tectonics that continue to shape our planet's surface, remnants of crust from Earth's formative years are rare, but not impossible to find. A paper published in Nature Sept. 2 examines how some ancient rocks have resisted being recycled into Earth's convecting interior. Throughout the world there exist regions of ancient crust, referred to...

2010-04-13 07:45:00

Shares Listed: Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ NYSE Amex - Ticker Symbol - AZK U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893) VANCOUVER, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; NYSE Amex: AZK) is pleased to announce that a gold exploration drilling program will commence shortly on its 100 percent owned Kipawa Gold-Rare Earth project, in north-western Quebec, Canada. The work planned includes 6,500 metres of drilling, comprising twenty-six (26) holes, on three (3)...

2008-11-10 18:00:15

Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront")(TSX VENTURE: NOT) wishes to report the following results from its exploration activities in the Ring of Fire portion of the McFaulds Lake area of northern Ontario in the James Bay Lowlands. Noront in its Eagle One Extension Program has been diamond-drill testing the peridotite north-south striking dike or conduit between the Eagle One deposit and the AT1 anomaly, some 800 meters to the south, since earlier this summer. The most recently completed hole in...

2008-11-06 11:17:47

Freewest Resources Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FWR) (the "Company") is pleased to provide the following update on diamond drilling and other exploration activities on it's wholly-owned McFaulds property (the "Property"). The Property, consisting of 4 mineral claims or 1,036 hectares, comprises one of three properties in which the Company is currently exploring, on its own and in strategic joint-ventures in the emerging "Ring of Fire" metal district. Specifically, the visual results of the...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Zhu, Wenbin Zhang, Zhiyong; Shu, Liangshu; Lu, Huafu; Su, Jinbao; Yang, Wei Mafic dykes are observed in the Korla region along the northern Tarim Block, NW China. Our sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe U-Pb zircon ages, the first determined for these dykes, indicate that the mafic dykes were mainly formed at 650-630 Ma, and thus document the youngest known igneous activity associated with rifting in the Tarim Block during the Neoproterozoic. Combined with previous geochronological...


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Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.