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Infill and Expansion Drilling Confirms High Grade Gold Mineralization at QV1 Target, extends strike length of QV Prime target to over 100 metres and intersects new hanging wall structure TORONTO,
SB: TSX Venture Exchange CALGARY, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -Stratabound Minerals Corp.
Highlights Include: NB-14-391 Josh Vein North: 18 metres @ 8.5 g/t Gold and 34 g/t Silver NB-14-392 Josh Vein
VANCOUVER, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gungnir Resources Inc.
New Intercepts include 0.68 g/T gold and 0.30% copper over 514 metersAdditional rig moved to site to accelerate new zone towards resource estimate Trading Symbols:
VANCOUVER, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - NexGen Energy Ltd.
NEW BRECCIA ZONE DISCOVERED VANCOUVER, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold Reach Resources Ltd.
TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.
Bornite is a sulfide mineral with chemical composition Cu5FeS4 that crystallizes in the cubic system. It has a brown to copper-red color on fresh surfaces that tarnishes to an iridescent purple surface. Its purple to bronze iridescence gives it the nickname peacock ore. Bornite is an important copper ore mineral and occurs widely in porphyry copper deposits along with more common chalcopyrite. It also is found in pegmatites. It is important for its copper content of about 63 percent by mass...
Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO2. It is generally opaque, but is translucent in thin crystals. Its luster and multiple crystal faces produce a desirable gem. Cassiterite is the chief ore of tin today. Most sources of cassiterite today are found in alluvial or placer deposits containing the resistant weathered grains. The best source of primary cassiterite is the tin mines of Bolivia, where it is found in hydrothermal veins. Cassiterite is a widespread minor constituent of igneous...
Chalcocite, copper(I) sulfide (Cu2S), is an important copper mineral ore. It is opaque, being colored dark-gray to black with a metallic luster. It has a hardness of 2Â½ - 3. It is a sulfide with an orthorhombic crystal system. Chalcocite is sometimes found as a primary vein mineral in hydrothermal veins. However, most chalcocite occurs in the supergene enriched environment below the oxidation zone of copper deposits as a result of the leaching of copper from the oxidized minerals. It is...
Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...
Magnetite is a magnetic mineral form of both iron(II) oxide and iron(III) oxide or (iron(II,III) oxide), with chemical formula Fe3O4, one of several iron oxides and a member of the spinel group. Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the minerals on Earth, and these magnetic properties led to lodestone being used as an early form of magnetic compass. Small grains of magnetite occur in almost all igneous rocks and metamorphic rocks as well as many sedimentary rocks. Magnetite is a...
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