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Volcanic Activity Led To Demise Of Chinese Dinosaurs: Study
2014-02-05 07:45:33

[ Watch the Video: Pyroclastic Eruptions Preserved Fossil Beds In China ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The exceptional preservation and diversity of dinosaur, bird and early mammal fossils present in the fossil beds of northern China are famous. How these creatures died, and why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors, has yet to be understood. A new study, published in Nature Communications, claims that the...

2014-02-04 23:29:35

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 1,874 new articles on geologic mapping. As a comprehensive publisher of geologic articles, EurekaMag.com coverage includes mapping of the geologic surface or subsurface features including nature and distribution of rock units, and the occurrence of structural features, mineral deposits, and fossil localities. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 1,874 new articles on...

Iceland's Basalt Pillars Not From Warring Trolls, As Folk Legend Has It
2014-02-04 13:18:11

[ Watch the Video: Trolls Not Responsible For Iceland's Basalt Pillars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Icelandic trolls are not responsible for shaping the basalt pillars found on the island, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Folklore says that mysterious basalt pillars found in Iceland were created by a pair of angry trolls who hurled rocks at one another. However, the new study says that these...

2014-02-04 08:23:50

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) announced today that it recently secured over 300 acres of private lands adjacent to the approximately 77 acre American Flat processing area providing valuable expansion opportunities for leaching, processing, refining and potentially, milling solutions for the district. The Company now owns or controls over 7,000 acres of land, including patented and unpatented mining claims....

2014-02-04 08:23:05

DENVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Proved reserves increased by 78% to 7.6 Tcfe and 3P reserves increased by 62% to 35.0 Tcfe at year-end 2013 -- Proved developed reserves increased by 117% to 2.0 Tcfe at year-end 2013 -- Replaced 1,857% of estimated production in 2013 -- Achieved all-in finding and development costs of $0.58 per proved Mcfe during 2013 -- Increased proved reserves pre-tax PV10 by 133% to $7.0 billion, including hedges...

2014-02-03 16:22:23

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") is pleased to release an updated life-of-mine plan for each of the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines, including current estimates for anticipated annual production by pipe, with associated operating costs and capital costs. Highlights: -- Both mines are performing well; Diavik as an all underground mine and Ekati as a combination open pit-underground mine....

2014-02-03 12:23:23

NYSE - AGTSX - FRFrankfurt - FMV VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that its audited fourth quarter and 2013 year end financial results will be released on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, prior to market open. Furthermore, the Company will be holding a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11 am PST (2 pm EST). To participate in the conference...

2014-02-03 12:22:46

WEST PERTH, Western Australia, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - HIGHLIGHTS -- Non-brokered private placements completed raising a total of $8.1 million; -- TSX listing achieved; -- Four new directors appointed and two directors retire; -- 1 for 6 consolidation completed; -- Strategic land holding acquisition completed, increasing land owned and leased by 163%; -- Engineering services contract...

2014-01-31 08:22:51

TORTOLA, BVI, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Mangazeya Mining Ltd. (NEX:MGZ.H) ("Mangazeya" or the "Company") announces the completion of an updated NI 43-101 technical report titled "Mineral Resource and Reserve of the Savkino Gold Project, Chita Region, Russian Federation" (the "2014-Technical Report") dated January 31, 2014 for the Savkino Gold Mine in Siberia, Russia. The 2014-Technical Report was prepared by Micon International Co Limited ("Micon"). The 2014-Technical Report updates...

2014-01-30 20:21:03

Proven and Probable reserves at La Colorada increased by 26% to 81.4 M oz Ag (All amounts expressed in US$ unless otherwise indicated) VANCOUVER, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pan American Silver Corp. ("Pan American" or the "Company") (PAAS: NASDAQ) (PAA: TSX) After another year of successful exploration, the La Colorada mine in Zacatecas, Mexico increased its proven and probable silver mineral reserves to 81.4 million ounces, an increase of 26% compared to the year before....


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

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