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2014-07-31 08:26:44

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Wildcat Silver Corporation (TSX: WS) ("Wildcat" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an updated resource for the lead/zinc/silver Sulfide Skarn Zone at its Hermosa Project and a C$2 million private placement that will fund additional drilling on the zone. The updated resource results from the remodelling of the drill and geologic data using parameters specific to the sulfide mineralization and includes several significant intercepts of...

Deep sea riches
2014-07-31 02:00:16

European Geosciences Union As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world’s largest environment. “This is the time to discuss deep-sea stewardship before exploitation is too much farther underway,” says lead-author Andrew Thurber. In a review published this week in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Thurber and...

2014-07-30 20:21:46

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RKI Exploration & Production, LLC ("RKI", or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an Exchange Agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("CHK"), for properties located in the Powder River Basin of eastern Wyoming. Under the agreement RKI will receive from CHK $450 million in cash plus 136,000 net acres, including ownership interests in 68 RKI operated wells, in exchange for 204,000 net acres, including ownership...

2014-07-30 16:24:49

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX) TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its 2014 exploration activities. Highlights include: -- Expansion of IVR discovery in Nunavut - Exploration drilling has expanded the scope of the mineralization at the IVR property, located 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine. A total...

Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. In July 2013, as Flossie approached the Hawaiian Islands, satellites steadily monitored lightning, rainfall, cloud cover, temperature and winds, In addition,...

2014-07-29 20:21:49

VANCOUVER, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA, OTC:GGAZF, BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement financing and provides a corporate update with regards to the assets of the Company. Financing: Goldgroup intends to complete a non-brokered private placement financing to raise at least CAD$1 million at a price of CAD$0.20 per unit. Each unit will consist of one common share and one half of one...

2014-07-29 08:24:27

TORONTO, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Corporation") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announced today that it has filed its second quarter 2014 financial results and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A"). The corresponding financial statements and MD&A are available on www.AlacerGold.com and on www.SEDAR.com. All currencies referenced herein are denominated in USD unless otherwise stated. Rod Antal, Alacer's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Another...

2014-07-28 12:23:27

Symbol: ASX: CHN TSX: CXN Shares outstanding: 287 millionFully diluted: 291 million PERTH, Western Australia, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Chalice Gold Mines ("Chalice" or "The Company") ASX:CHN TSX:CXN advises that it has today filed an updated and revised Technical Report and Mineral Resource estimate (Table 1) on the Company's Cameron Gold Camp Project in Canada with the Canadian securities regulators. The report has been prepared...

Leaf-mining Insects Completely Disappeared With The Dinosaurs
2014-07-28 03:16:19

By A'ndrea Eluse Messer, Penn State After the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in the Paleocene, leaf-mining insects in the western United States completely disappeared. Only a million years later, at Mexican Hat, in southeastern Montana, fossil leaves show diverse leaf-mining traces from new insects that were not present during the Cretaceous, according to paleontologists. "Our results indicate both that...

2014-07-28 08:24:47

VANCOUVER, Canada, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Fe Gold Corporation ("Santa Fe") (OTCQB: SFEG) is pleased to announce an updated resource estimate for the Summit Mine, located in New Mexico, USA. Moose Mountain Technical Services, an independent mining consulting firm, has recently completed an updated Mineral Resource estimate for the Company's Summit mine in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("CIM") Standards. A summary of the new mineral...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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