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2014-07-17 16:22:23

VANCOUVER, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold Reach Resources Ltd. (GRV: TSX-V) (Gold Reach and/or the Company) is pleased to announce that 76.4 hectares covering the historic White Gold Prospect on the eastern side of the large Ootsa claim block has been acquired by staking. The White Gold Prospect occurs within and adjacent to several logging roads which provide easy access to the area and locally expose altered rocks within road cuts. The prospect was intermittently explored...

2014-07-17 12:22:22

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth's atmosphere, play a major role in the...

2014-07-07 16:21:27

Trading Symbols: GTP - (TSX-V) P01 - (FRANKFURT) COLTF - (OTCQX) MONTREAL, July 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Colt Resources Inc. ("Colt" or the "Company") (TSXV: GTP) (FRA: P01) (OTCQX: COLTF) is pleased to announce encouraging intercepts in the first three holes drilled at the Tabuaço tungsten project, in northern Portugal, as part of its resource expansion drilling program started on June 18(th) (News Release of June...

2014-07-02 08:23:09

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) announced today that the Storey County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved important zoning changes on certain mining claims and other properties located in the Lucerne Resource Area, enabling a more comprehensive mine plan and completing a critical prerequisite for proceeding with a request for an expanded Special Use Permit. "During the first six months of 2014, we've...

2014-06-30 08:24:24

Kimberlite intercepted to below 740 meters from surface Shares Issued and Outstanding: 115,144,550 TSX: MPV NYSE MKT: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Tuzo Deep drill program, which confirms the continuation of kimberlite to a depth of more than 740 meters below surface. In July 2013, Mountain Province released...

2014-06-11 08:22:25

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or "the Company") - (TSX: ANX) is pleased to report that, following a positive review of historic geological data, it has begun a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program on its Deer Cove gold project, which is located approximately 8 kilometers from its Pine Cove mill on the Ming's Bight Peninsula, Newfoundland. 2014 Exploration Program: On May 25(th), the Company began drilling at Deer Cove and expects to finish by early July,...

Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval
2014-06-03 15:48:09

Columbia University Rate May Be Ten Times Faster, According to New Data Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms went extinct and others evolved. Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification caused the crisis—similar to today, as manmade CO2 combines with seawater to change its chemistry. Now, for the first time, scientists have...

2014-05-29 08:23:19

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX-V: NXE) ("NexGen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has received its permits to commence summer drilling at Arrow and the land based geophysical targets located in the western section of Rook I. Three rigs are at site and will commence drilling in the coming days. Drilling is planned to continue throughout the summer to October 2014. The program will focus primarily on expanding the area of basement mineralization at...

2014-05-26 20:20:32

TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Roxgold Inc. ("Roxgold" or "the Company") (TSXV: ROG) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. For complete details of the unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended March 31, 2014, please see the Company's filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com or the Company's website www.roxgold.com). FISCAL FIRST QUARTER 2014...

2014-05-26 20:20:29

TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Galway Metals Inc. (TSX-V: GWM) (the "Company") announces that it has recognized an impairment charge in respect of its Victorio Mountain Molybdenum-Tungsten Project in New Mexico, USA (the "Victorio Project"), as reflected in its audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, which are available under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company incurred a net...

Latest Geochemistry Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 11:01:52

Diorite is a grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), hornblende, and/or pyroxene. Varieties deficient in hornblende and other dark minerals are called leucodiorite. It is often described as "salt and pepper" when composed largely of light-colored minerals randomly interspersed with dark minerals. When olivine and more iron-rich augite are present, the rock grades into ferrodiorite, which is transitional to...

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...

2005-05-25 11:55:01

Syenite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock of the same general composition as granite but with the quartz either absent or present in relatively small amounts. The feldspars are alkaline in character and the dark mineral is usually hornblende. Soda-lime feldspars may be present in small quantities. The term syenite was originally applied to hornblende granite like that of Syene in Egypt, from which the name is derived. Syenite is not a common rock, some of the more important...

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