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2010-09-13 06:29:00

VANCOUVER, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Cozamin and Minto Mines' Performance Returning to Design Levels Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) today reported that significant progress has been made towards returning its two mining operations, the Cozamin and Minto mines, to normal operational levels. With additional stopes brought on line and a resumption of mining in the wide Avoca stopes at Cozamin, the underground mine has been able to provide significantly more...

2010-09-02 15:07:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Environmental, the heavy metals remediation expert based on Whidbey Island, Wash., today announced an agreement with South Africa's African Alternative Technologies, granting the company exclusive sales and distribution rights for its trademarked XR-88 remediation product in South Africa. The Cape Town-based utility-scale renewable energy developer will use the XR-88 system to clean up acid mine drainage created by years of mining. WI Environmental will...

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2010-08-03 12:47:08

Current mitigation does not compensate for losses On Tuesday, August 3rd, as part of the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 95th Annual Meeting, a team of scientists will discuss the environmental impacts of surface mining in the central Appalachians. Home to some of the most diverse habitats on the continent, Appalachian forests and streams are being permanently altered by mountaintop removal and valley fill mining. This coal extraction procedure involves felling trees, stripping soils,...

2010-07-20 12:06:00

VANCOUVER, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX: FVI/Lima Stock Exchange: FVI) is pleased to provide an update on construction at its 100% owned San Jose silver-gold project in Oaxaca, Mexico. Construction activities are on schedule and within budget for completion and commissioning of the mine in the third quarter of 2011. Once in operation at a rate of 1,500 tpd, the San Jose Mine will produce 5 million silver equivalent ounces annually at a cash cost of US$ 6.20...

2010-05-13 07:25:00

DUNBAR, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its Cumberland River Coal Company as well as Surface Supervisor Wayne Smith earned Virginia state environmental awards for outstanding reclamation efforts. Cumberland River's Pardee surface mine was honored with the Virginia Excellence in Reforestation Award for its forestry reclamation project that utilized the Forestry Reclamation Approach to plant native hardwoods in loose soil instead of...

2010-04-14 07:30:00

ABINGDON, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, today announced that four of its affiliates have been recognized for their reclamation efforts. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/CG86037) Blake Hall, head of Alpha's Virginia/Kentucky business unit, congratulated the management and work force at each of the affiliates that received recognition. "The miners, support personnel and management at...

2010-03-04 15:39:00

59 Projects Reclaim Communities, Improve Economic, Recreational Opportunities HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's mine reclamation program made dramatic progress in 2009 by reclaiming abandoned sites that threaten health and safety and restoring streams poisoned by mine drainage, according to Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. Among the most significant achievements in the past year were contracts the department issued to reclaim...

2010-02-01 08:10:00

FAU: TSX.V OTCQX: FVGCF FSE: FWR VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Fire River Gold Corp. (TSX.V: FAU; OTCQX: FVGCF; FSE: FWR) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update for the Company's Nixon Fork Mine, in Alaska. About Fire River Gold Corp. Fire River Gold Corp. is a junior exploration/development company focused on North American gold projects with a specific emphasis in Alaska. The company's management team has extensive experience in all aspects of project acquisition,...

2010-01-21 05:00:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMTM) reports that it has successfully completed flotation test work to recover feldspar from natural rutile (titanium dioxide) flotation tailings. The test work program was carried out at SGS Lakefield ("SGS") in Ontario, Canada. The aim of the program was to produce a low iron, feldspar concentrate from waste stream tailings acceptable for...

2010-01-12 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a summary of progress on its wholly owned Aurizona gold project in Maranhao State, Brazil. Photographs of construction activity are taken at regular intervals and may be viewed on the Company's website at http://www.lunagold.com/s/Building_Aurizona.asp. Luna's CEO, Jim Bahan, comments, "Our team continues to make excellent progress. The project remains within the capital...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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