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2011-10-31 05:30:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (TSX: YNG) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce a production update for the third quarter and progress on the winterization of the milling facility at Jerritt Canyon located 50 miles north of Elko, Nevada. Jerritt Canyon is operated by Queenstake Resources USA Ltd., ("Queenstake") a wholly owned subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. ("YNG" or the "Company"). The Jerritt Canyon operation shipped 21,345...

2011-09-26 15:11:28

In the Witwatersrand goldfields, not far from bustling Johannesburg, South Africa, more than a century of mining has left the region littered with mounds of waste and underlain by a deep underground network of abandoned mine shafts, which are gradually filling with water. Today, the mines are producing less and less gold – and more and more sulfuric acid. Scientists estimate the volume of acid mine drainage from abandoned mines in the Witwatersrand goldfields alone could reach 350...

2011-07-25 14:18:00

TORONTO AND JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU), (JSE: FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or "the Company") announced today that the South African National Nuclear Regulator (the "NNR") issued a directive to Mine Waste Solutions to cease deposition of material on all of the existing tailings storage facilities, including the new life of mine tailings storage facility, citing alleged issues regarding pipeline maintenance and...

2011-07-11 10:42:00

CHLORIDE, AZ, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Hondo Minerals Corporation (OTCBB: HMNC.OB) announced today that it has commenced production at its Tennessee Mine property in western Arizona.  During the first half of the year, the company completed all work related to the construction of the plant structure, installed all equipment used for its innovative E-Leach extraction process, and completed all required training and regulatory approvals. The company is now processing ore...

2011-06-24 08:15:00

MIAMI, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ESGI), a U.S.-based resource company focused on developing gold properties in Brazil and Guyana by applying modern technology to extract gold from tailings at existing and abandoned mines, provided an update on its Rodui gold recovery project near Pocone, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Assay results from approximately 600 samples taken from three tailings impoundments at the Rodui Project have now been returned. These samples...

2011-06-21 18:18:00

BEREA, Ky., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by Dr. Melissa Ahern at Washington State University, Dr. Michael Hendryx and others at WV University finds significantly higher rates of birth defects in mountaintop removal coal mining (MTM) areas. "The Association between Mountaintop Mining and Birth Defects among Live Births in Central Appalachia, 1996-2003" is now available online in Environmental Research. "Places where mining has disturbed the environment are...

2011-06-20 12:00:00

MIAMI, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ESGI.OB), a U.S.-based resource company focused on developing gold properties in Brazil and Guyana by applying modern technology to extract gold from tailings at existing and abandoned mines, provided an update on its Campos gold recovery project near Pocone, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Assay results from approximately 1,200 samples taken from three tailings impoundments at Nova Mineracao Esparansa (The Campos Project) have...

2011-06-17 08:15:00

MIAMI, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc. (OTCBB: ESGI), a U.S. based resource company focused on developing gold properties in South America by applying modern technology to extract gold from tailings at existing and abandoned mines, provided an update on its Nascimento Project, near Pocone, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Auger drilling has been completed and approximately 1,200 samples have been sent to Acme Analytical Laboratories (Chile) S.A. for assay. Approximately half of the assays...

2011-06-13 11:18:00

MIAMI, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ESGI) announces an Agreement with Correia Mining Company of Guyana under which Ensurge, and its Partner, GlobalMin Guyana, Inc., will process tailings at currently operating and abandoned mining sites owned by Correia with the intention of recovering gold, platinum, palladium silver and potentially precious stones. A detailed Operating Agreement between Ensurge and Correai will be developed shortly. Under terms of the...

2011-06-09 15:18:00

MIAMI, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc.(OTC Bulletin Board: ESGI) announces an Agreement with GlobalMin Guyana, Inc. to consult in the recovery of precious metals within Guyana. GlobalMin Guyana is a private company conducting geological and mining exploration with Mojave Gold Corp., a privately owned United States based company. GlobalMin is managed by Dr. Paul Lechler, the former Chief Geochemist of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology until his recent retirement. Dr....