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Rewriting The Geologic History Of Hadean Earth

Rewriting The Geologic History Of Hadean Earth

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first 500 million years after the Earth formed is a period known as the Hadean. Until recently, it was believed that this time in Earth's history was hellacious, to put it mildly. A new...

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2014-09-17 20:20:54

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunward Resources Ltd. ("Sunward" or the "Company") (TSX: SWD; OTCQX: SNWRF) announces that all resolutions presented at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were approved by the shareholders, including the election of nine directors nominated by management: Jay Sujir, Philip O'Neill, William Hayden, Terry Palmer, Gillyeard J. Leathley, Igor Levental, Peter Cheesbrough, Ricardo Duarte, and Gregory A. Lang, as directors of...

2014-09-17 08:27:29

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the...

2014-09-16 08:23:48

Hole 39 steps out 140m north cutting 252m of 0.69% Cu and 0.55 g/T AuHole 40 retests assumed southern limit, predicts a southern extension of deposit Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Seabridge Gold today announced initial results from its 2014 drill program on the Deep Kerr copper-gold...

2014-09-15 08:22:11

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces drilling results to date from the Company's 2014 exploration program in Turkey. Drilling results are from several areas in the Çöpler District and from the Dursunbey prospect in western Turkey. DRILLING HIGHLIGHTS Drilling at Dursunbey in western Turkey has delineated five separate mineralized zones within a 1,500m by 300m area. These near-surface zones dip shallowly to the NW...

2014-09-12 12:23:36

Three pointers and 100 point games from sharpshooting Iona Gaels this season turn into donations for "Save the Skin" cancer awareness charity and Goal Club athletics support association. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North 6(th) Agency (N6A), an award-winning communications agency based in New York City, today announced the launch of "Root to Shoot", a first-of-its-kind fundraising promotion in partnership with the Iona College athletics department for the 2014-15 Iona...

2014-09-11 08:23:57

TSX.V Trading Symbol: DEC STEWART, BC, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Decade Resources Ltd. ("Decade") reports that it is has received assays for the second diamond drill hole completed in 2014 on the Bow Property. To date the Company has completed 6 drill holes in this year's program. Highlights of assays for the second hole include the following: Drill Hole Azimuth Dip From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au g/t # (degrees)...

2014-09-10 16:28:17

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay" or the "Company") (TSX: MND, MND.WT) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of its infill drilling and feasibility study at its Challacollo, Chile, silver-gold project (click here for Figure 1 Property Map). Key activities to date include: -- The General Manager and Construction Manager have been hired and are managing the feasibility and permitting work. -- The...

volcano mantle plume theory wrong
2014-09-10 11:26:57

Marcus Woo, California Institute of Technology In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth. But that picture is wrong, according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida. New seismology data are now confirming that such narrow jets don't actually exist, says Don Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Geophysics,...

2014-09-09 12:31:07

LAKE KIOWA, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE) announces updates on Ciggies Electronic Cigarette Company (www.ciggies.biz ). Since Nevis announced its association with Ciggies, Ciggies has been aggressively focusing on increasing productivity, distribution and marketing strategies. Shadd Vickery, president of Ciggies, has implemented several innovative strategies that have allowed increased production, distribution and revenue. Management's...

2014-09-09 12:20:43

The company's tours allow passengers to observe current lava flows from the air, including those in remote areas not open to the public. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Island Air, Hawaii's oldest air tour company, is now offering tours that make it possible to observe dramatic views of Kiluaea's current lava eruptions from the air. The company's narrated "Twilight" and "Hilo Volcano" tours give passengers a unique perspective of the glowing lava below,...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'