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2014-05-22 08:21:40

C&C Technologies purchases fourth-generation system for Mexican market HOUSTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C&C Technologies, a prominent survey and mapping service provider for the land and offshore oil and gas industry, has purchased the iXBlue fourth-generation GAPS USBL acoustic positioning system for the company's Mexico division. This will be the first time the system is directly available to customers in Mexico. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140520/89730 The new...

Explosive History Of A 'Celebrity Hotspot' Uncovered
2014-05-21 03:01:15

University of Leicester A tiny Mediterranean island visited by the likes of Madonna, Sting, Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone is now the focus of a ground-breaking study by University of Leicester geologists. Pantelleria, a little-known island between Sicily and Tunisia, is a volcano with a remarkable past: 45 thousand years ago, the entire island was covered in a searing-hot layer of green glass. Volcanologists Drs Mike Branney, Rebecca Williams and colleagues at the University of...

2014-05-20 23:04:42

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Coal Mining & Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020” to its store. Coal Mining & Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020 provides historical and forecast data on coal production by grade and by type, reserves, consumption by type and trade by type to 2020. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020 India is one of the leading producers of iron ore, with estimated total resources of over 28.5 billion tons (bt) of hematite (Fe2O3) and...

2014-05-20 08:23:31

TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports that rough diamond production, sales and pricing have all exceeded targets for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (February through April) to the extent that the estimated value of the Company's production at current sales prices is ahead of expectation by approximately $100 million. Ekati Diamond Mine Production (100% basis) -- Production for the quarter is...

hawaii oahu volcano
2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

2014-05-16 23:06:50

Corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region are collaborating to form a new corrosion committee to be proposed as the new NACE Bakken section. The corrosion committee’s inaugural meeting will take place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on June 11, 2014 at the Tioga Farm Festival Building located on N Dakota 40 in Tioga, North Dakota. Tioga, North Dakota (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region are collaborating to form a new corrosion...

California Groundwater Reliance Linked To Increased Earthquake Activity
2014-05-15 07:13:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Increased use of groundwater or pumping and irrigation could be increasing the number of small earthquakes occurring in California, and eventually speed-up the frequency of larger ones, according to new research appearing in the journal Nature. According to BBC News environmental correspondent Matt McGrath, the study found that extracting water for human activities has been causing mountains to lift and valleys to subside,...

2014-05-14 08:24:54

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cayden Resources Inc. (TSX.V:CYD) ("Cayden" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results for 9 additional drill holes from the Pena de Oro target at the Company's El Barqueno Gold Property in Jalisco State, Mexico. Drilling highlights include 26 meters of 2.35 g/t Au in Hole 50, 30 meters of 1.61 g/t Au in Hole 49, 38 meters of 1.47 g/t Au and 0.67% Cu in hole 52, and 70 meters of 0.80 g/t Au and 0.49% Cu in hole 54. The results...

2014-05-13 20:22:08

VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Lima First Constitutional Court rendered its ruling regarding the action brought by the Company against the Peruvian government on July 13, 2011, challenging the constitutionality of the Supreme Decree N° 032-2011-EM, which rescinded the Company's rights to operate on its Santa Ana mineral concessions. The decision states unequivocally and...

2014-05-13 08:25:37

HOUSTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") will webcast its Investor Day to be held in New York City on Wednesday, May 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be webcast live and for later replay, and the materials associated with this event will be accessible by visiting the Investor Relations page of Gastar's web site at www.gastar.com and selecting "Events/Presentations." J. Russell Porter, Gastar's President...


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Villarrica
2014-08-19 11:03:54

Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

Mount Price
2014-08-19 10:51:33

Mount Price is a stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Garibaldi Ranges and reaches an elevation of 6,732 feet, rising above the lake at its western side and the land and other volcanos surrounding it. In the past, this volcano has been known by many names including Red Mountain, Fissile Peak, and Clinker Mountain. It and many other volcanos are protected within the Garibaldi Provincial Park, which also features rich habitats with abundant wildlife....

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Socompa
2014-08-19 10:02:27

Socompa is a complex stratovolcano that can be found at the border of Chile and Argentina, reaching an elevation of 19,852 feet. This volcano is best known for its avalanche debris deposit, which have formed the Monturaqui Basin on its west side, the most noted example of this type of deposit in the world. It is a difficult volcano to visit, taking at least a day by vehicle traveling from the north or the west. Socompa is also known for the microbial ecosystems that occur near grasses at its...

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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