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2014-04-05 06:41:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The contours of the Earth's crust are influenced by the high temperatures deep within the Earth's mantle, according to a new study published in Science. A team of researchers, led by Brown University, demonstrated that those temperature differences control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. Forming at the boundaries of tectonic plates, mid-ocean ridges...

mercury
2014-04-05 05:12:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using new data obtained by the MESSENGER spacecraft, researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island have discovered that explosive volcanic activity has been occurring throughout most of Mercury’s history, meaning that the planet has had the volatile compounds necessary for those eruptions for longer than anticipated. The findings, which are detailed in a recent edition of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, are...

2014-04-04 16:25:42

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE), is pleased to announced that they have executed a LOI (Letter of Intent) to purchase a Colorado online vaporizer retailer called Vaportownusa.com. The operations of Vaportownusa.com are established and the company has a significant revenue base which has the potential to accelerate exponentially. It is our intention to close this transaction in an expedited manner and the purchase price will be satisfied...

2014-04-04 16:20:58

TSX: FRNYSE: AGFrankfurt: FMV VANCOUVER, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (NYSE:AG; TSX:FR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ramon Mendoza Reyes, P. Eng., as Vice President of Technical Services and as Qualified Person responsible for the Company's Mineral Reserve and Resource estimates, long-term mine planning and the coordination of all work related to the preparation of the Company's NI 43-101 Technical...

2014-04-03 08:23:06

TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces new results from the 2014 Phase One drill campaign at the North Bullfrog Project in Nevada. Assay results include the full intercept of the previously reported hole NB-14-378 as well as two recently drilled holes (Table 1). Hole NB-14-377, in the Yellowjacket deposit, intersected the Josh Vein 150 metres down dip from the surface a...

2014-04-02 20:20:25

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-End results for the period ended January 31, 2014. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "Our early experience at Ekati continues to exceed our expectations while Diavik also outperforms its planned targets. The diamond market has improved, both in pricing and volume of demand, as the important...

2014-04-02 08:24:05

TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces the filing of an independent NI-43-101 technical report on the new resource calculation for its 100% owned North Bullfrog Project, Nevada. This independent resource calculation incorporates new drilling conducted in 2012 and 2013 which was used to calculate a new mineralization inventory for the Yellowjacket and Sierra Blanca portions...

Chilean M8.2 Earthquake May Be Forewarning Of A Larger Event
2014-04-02 07:51:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chile is beginning to dig out from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the region at 8:46 p.m. local time Tuesday evening about 52 miles northwest of the mining town of Iquique, according to the USGS. At least five people are confirmed dead and tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes. The earthquake touched off tsunami warnings and, according to the BBC, waves up to six feet battered the shoreline in some...

2014-04-02 04:20:20

HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC today announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Friday April 4, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time), to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial and operational results and the Company's guidance for 2014. Prior to the conference call, the Company will post its 2014 Guidance to its website at www.sabineoil.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130325/MM83201LOGO) To...

2014-04-02 04:20:12

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9sqrdp/world_deepwater) has announced the addition of the "World Deepwater Market Forecast 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9sqrdp/world_deepwater ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Deepwater expenditure is expected to increase by 130%, compared to the preceding five-year period,...


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Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

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...

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