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

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.

2011-06-30 17:43:43

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.

2010-09-10 15:15:00

TSX.V: KRX www.copper-ridge.com VANCOUVER, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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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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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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