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2014-06-16 08:22:24

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] is pleased to announce the positive results of the Definitive Feasibility Study ("DFS") for the processing of sulfide ore through whole ore pressure oxidation ("POX") at its Çöpler Gold Mine in Erzincan Province, Turkey. The Company has completed extensive technical, design, engineering and procurement studies in preparing the DFS and will be carrying out basic engineering and further...

2014-06-16 08:22:02

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces updated Mineral Resources and Reserves estimates for the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey as a result of the initial outcomes from the ongoing resource reconciliation project. Highlights -- Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources have increased by 0.62 million ounces (+9%) to 7.80 million ounces of contained gold. -- Mineral Reserves have increased by 0.21 million...

An Ocean's Worth Of Water May Be Sitting In North American Mantle
2014-06-13 10:28:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While all of Earth’s oceans may seem like more than enough water for one planet, a new study published in the journal Science has revealed an ocean’s worth of water may be sitting in the mantle, hundreds of miles below North America. According to the study, molecular water is stored away in a mineral called ringwoodite about 400 miles below the Earth’s surface. The study team said this stored water is sitting in a transition...

2014-06-12 23:06:02

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Anthracite Coal Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/anthracite-coal-mining.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Anthracite is a hard and compact variety of coal that has the highest content of carbon amongst all types of coals. With fewer impurities & highest calorific...

2014-06-12 23:05:45

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Under Ground Mining Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/under-ground-mining.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The mining industry finds itself in a new era due to global economic and political trends. Strengthening demand for primary resources predominately from emerging economies has...

2014-06-12 16:22:17

BOSTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., respected international figure in tall and super tall building foundation design and engineering, has joined the company. Baker was formerly CEO and Chairman of Chicago-based geotechnical firm STS Consultants. Clyde Baker has served as lead...

Earliest Evidence Of Jaws Discovered In 500M-Year-Old Fish Fossil
2014-06-12 14:09:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologists working in the Canadian Rockies have uncovered the 500 million-year-old fossilized remains of a fish with jaw-like structures – the first time this feature has been seen so early in the fossil record, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature. Fish fossils from the Cambrian are very uncommon and in most cases poorly preserved. The newly discovered species, dubbed Metaspriggina, also provides evidence...

earth moon formation
2014-06-12 04:44:38

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dating the formation of the Earth is a difficult process, because usually geological dating methods do not work as well. Early in its existence the Earth was more fluid, with materials all mixing together in a super-heated mix. It took millions of years for differentiation and cooling to achieve the layered Earth we live on today. So traditional geological dating gives us more of a lower bound for the age of the Earth, while...

2014-06-11 20:20:24

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its fiscal 2015 first quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2014. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "A year on from our purchase of the Ekati operation, we continue to improve ore production and recoveries as we develop new ore sources. The receipt of full operating permits for the Lynx open pit development in less than a...

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,...


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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...

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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