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2011-03-10 06:30:00

TORONTO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Hope Mines Limited (TSX VENTURE:GNH)(OTCQX:GOLHF) is pleased to announce that it has completed its 2011 winter diamond drill campaign on the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit on the Bellechasse Belt of Southeastern Quebec. Between November 22, 2010 and February 8, 2011, the company completed 3,455 metres of drilling in 11 holes. The programme tested the on-strike and down-dip extensions of the T1 Zone, the Ascot/Road Zone, and T2 zones. All...

2008-09-15 09:00:39

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - Savant Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SVT) ("Savant") is pleased to announce that analysis of core samples from the two recently completed drill holes on its 3,500 hectare Gabriela property, has confirmed the presence of porphyry copper and molybdenum mineralization beneath two barren alteration zones (lithocaps) characterized by pervasive silicification, pyritization and advanced argillic alteration. The Gabriela property is...


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2005-05-26 11:01:52

Diorite is a grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), hornblende, and/or pyroxene. Varieties deficient in hornblende and other dark minerals are called leucodiorite. It is often described as "salt and pepper" when composed largely of light-colored minerals randomly interspersed with dark minerals. When olivine and more iron-rich augite are present, the rock grades into ferrodiorite, which is transitional to...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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