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Geoscientist Leads International Drilling Mission To Lower Crust Of Pacific
2013-12-04 11:33:49

University of Houston A University of Houston (UH) geoscientist and his colleagues are revealing new discoveries about the Earth's development, following a major international expedition that recovered the first-ever drill core from the lower crust of the Pacific Ocean. Co-chief scientists Jonathan Snow from UH and Kathryn Gillis from University of Victoria in Canada led a team of 30 researchers from around the world on the $10 million expedition, finding a few surprises upon...

2011-06-30 17:43:43

Heavy Metal Meets Hard Rock: Battling through the Ocean Crust's Hardest Rocks to Capture the Boundary Between Magma and Water Scientists and drillers recovered a remarkable suite of heat-tempered basalts that provide a detailed picture of the rarely seen boundary between magma and seawater. These samples were collected during a return to ODP Hole 1256D, one of the deepest "hard rock" penetration sites of scientific ocean drilling. ODP Hole 1256D has been stabilized, cleared to its full depth,...

2010-09-10 15:15:00

TSX.V: KRX www.copper-ridge.com VANCOUVER, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. (TSX.V:KRX) (the "Company") announces that it has completed a five hole 1,537 m drill program at its Duke Island copper-nickel-platinum-palladium (Cu-Ni-PGE) property in southeast Alaska (the "Property"). The Company has the right to earn up to a 65% interest in the Property from Quaterra Resources Inc. (NYSE-A: QMM / TSX-V: QTA) ("Quaterra"). Summary - Best results from the program...

2010-01-25 15:04:00

TSX-V: PCY OTC: PCYRF Frankfurt: 3P1 VANCOUVER, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Lynn Gabbros Property in Northern Manitoba ------------------------------------------ Further to a news release dated January 12, 2010, Prophecy Resource Corp. has received TSX Venture Exchange approval and closed a purchase agreement with VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX.V.VMS) whereby Prophecy has the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Lynn Gabbros property located in Manitoba, Canada, near Prophecy's...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

TSX-V: PCY OTC: PCYRF Frankfurt: 3P1 VANCOUVER, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX-V: PCY) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: VMS) whereby Prophecy has been granted the option to earn a 100% interest in the Lynn Gabbros property located in Manitoba, Canada near the Company's Lynn Lake Nickel-Copper project. The Lynn Lake Nickel Camp is located in northern Manitoba, about 320 km by road northwest of...

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2009-08-04 11:30:00

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), in collaboration with industry partner AGR Drilling Services, has engineered an ultra-deepwater drilling technology for use by IODP drilling vessels in scientific research. Originally developed for shallow-water oil and gas exploration, the "riserless mud recovery" technology (RMRâ“ž¢) holds great promise for scientists striving to reach the long-held goal of Project Mohole in the 1950s: drilling all the way through...

2008-08-15 09:00:50

Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. (TSX-V: NKL) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Burwash Yukon project. The Burwash property hosts nickel-copper-platinum group element (PGE) mineralization related to intrusions of the Late Triassic Kluane Mafic-Ultramafic Suite that were emplaced during a period of uplift and extension related to widespread basaltic volcanism. The property overlies the east half of the Quill Creek Mafic-Ultramafic Complex, a 20 km long multiphase sill-like...

2008-07-30 12:01:00

Vulcan Minerals Inc. ("the Company")(TSX VENTURE: VUL) is pleased to announce that it has been advised by Nortec Ventures Corp. (Nortec) that drilling has commenced on the TL - Tasisuak Lake nickel-copper-cobalt property in Northern Labrador. The property is situated along a regional geological contact between Nain Plutonic rocks, which hosts the Voisey's Bay nickel-copper mine, and sulphur rich gneisses near a crustal suture between two Precambrian continental plates. A magmatic sulphide...


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2005-05-26 11:00:22

Gabbro is a dark, coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock chemically equivalent to basalt. It is a plutonic rock, formed when molten magma is trapped beneath the Earth's surface and cools slowly into a hard, coarsely crystalline mass. It is dense, greenish or dark-colored and contains varied percentages of plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, amphibole, and olivine (called olivine gabbro when olivine is present in large quantities). Quartz gabbros are also known to occur and are probably derived...

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