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2014-03-14 12:31:50

DUBLIN, Mar. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rcxjgg/world_rov ) has announced the addition of the "World ROV Operations Market Forecast 2013-2017" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The market for the operation of work-class ROVs is forecast through to 2017 in this sixth edition of the 'World ROV Operations Market Forecast'. Results forecast total ROV operations expenditure of $9.7...

2014-03-14 08:22:19

TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") is pleased to release an updated reserve and resource statement for the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines. The tables below summarize the mineral reserves and mineral resources at the Ekati Diamond Mine as at the end of January 31, 2014, and the Diavik Diamond Mine as at the end of December 31, 2013, expressed in millions of tonnes, carats per tonne, and millions of carats. The...

Study Shows Most Of The Sand In Alberta's Oilsands Came From Eastern North America
2014-03-13 15:24:24

University of Calgary University of Calgary-led research is first of its kind, uncovering the origin of oilsands sediment They're called the Alberta oilsands but most of the sand actually came from the Appalachian region on the eastern side of the North American continent, a new University of Calgary-led study shows. The oilsands also include sand from the Canadian Shield in northern and east-central Canada and from the Canadian Rockies in western Canada, the study says. This...

ringwoodite
2014-03-13 07:33:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first terrestrial sample of a water-rich gem that reveals new evidence about the existence of large volumes of water has been discovered by an international team of scientists which was led by University of Alberta's diamond scientist, Graham Pearson. Analysis of the gem, called ringwoodite, reveals that it contains a significant amount of water — 1.5 percent of its own weight. These findings, reported in a recent issue of...

2014-03-12 08:22:45

TORONTO, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Corporation") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announced an update on the sulfide Definitive Feasibility Study ("DFS") and highlights positive gold reconciliation in the sulfide orebody. Mr. Rod Antal, Chief Executive Officer of Alacer, will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. (North America Eastern Daylight Time) and Thursday, March 13 at 8:30 a.m. (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss this...

Ice Age Flora And Fauna May Have Relied On Volcanic Heat To Thrive
2014-03-12 05:43:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Several types of plants and animals were able to survive ice ages of the past thanks to the heat and steam produced by volcanoes, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Dr. Ceridwen Fraser of the Australian National University, Dr. Aleks Terauds from the Australian Antarctic Division and their colleagues said that their research has helped solve a...

2014-03-11 08:22:15

Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today that the first mineral resource estimate for the Walsh Lake deposit at its 100%-owned Courageous Lake Project in Canada's Northwest Territories is reporting 4.62 million tonnes of inferred resources grading 3.24 g/T (482,000 ounces of gold). The independent NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate was prepared by Resource Modeling Inc. ("RMI") of Stites, Idaho....

2014-03-08 20:20:12

DALLAS, March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) today announced that its 2013 tax packages, including the Schedule K-1, are now available online and may be accessed at https://www.partnerdatalink.com/summit/. SMLP will begin mailing the 2013 tax packages to unitholders on March 10, 2014 and expects to complete the process by March 14, 2014. Unitholders may also call Partner DataLink at (855) 375-4158 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m....

Sink Hole Swallows Car In Chevy Chase, Maryland
2014-03-07 05:05:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online For well over a year now, sinkholes have been in the news, as the geological features have been responsible for incidents such as the February 2013 death of a Florida man whose entire bedroom was swallowed up by one and the more recent damaging of eight historic automobiles at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Now, NASA has revealed a new analysis of airborne radar data collected in 2012 which shows that the instruments...

2014-03-06 20:20:41

TSX: IMG NYSE: IAG TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") announced today that it has finalized a five-year option agreement with Sarafina N.V. (the "Agreement") under which IAMGOLD's subsidiary, Rosebel Gold Mine ("RGM") may earn a 100% interest in Sarafina's 10,000 hectare mining concession, located 25 kilometres from the Rosebel Gold Mine in Suriname. The Company may exercise its right to purchase the property at any time...


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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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