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2013-12-09 20:21:51

New West Virginia Mine to Provide High-Quality Metallurgical Coal to Steelmakers Around the World GRAFTON, W.Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Tygart Valley's Leer mine in northern West Virginia has begun operating its longwall mining system, representing a major milestone in the development of the overall mining complex. The Leer mine is expected to ramp up production during the first quarter of 2014, and to produce more than 3 million...

2013-12-09 16:22:34

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced today it will webcast its Analyst Conference on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. Access to the webcast is available on the 'Investors' page of the Company's website, www.nobleenergyinc.com, with a replay accessible until March 17, 2014. The slide presentation will be available at the same web location immediately prior to the event. Noble Energy is a leading independent...

2013-12-09 08:23:30

The Basin has one of the largest shale oil reserves in North America MINOT, N.D., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainstream Investors, LLC, a North Dakota-based private investment firm, announced today that it will commit an additional $10 million towards oil and gas production in western North Dakota's Williston Basin in 2014. The Basin is renowned for its Bakken Formation, one of the largest shale oil reserves in North America. Mainstream participates in energy production through the...

2013-12-09 08:22:06

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today reported results from the Company's first 10-well pad in the Marcellus Shale. Additionally, the Company provided an update on its share repurchase program and announced the sale of legacy conventional Mid-Continent properties. Cabot's First 10-Well Marcellus Pad Cabot recently turned-in-line its first 10-well pad in the Marcellus, which included eight Lower Marcellus wells and two Upper...

Important Discovery Of Marine Fossils In Linxi Formation, China
2013-12-07 08:52:40

Science China Press In a recent study, large numbers of bryozoan and other typical marine fossils were discovered for the first time in the thick limestone layers and lenses of the upper part of the Linxi Formation of the Guandi section, Linxi County, eastern Inner Mongolia. These marine fossils provide the first evidence for the Xingmeng area being in a marine or mainly marine environment at the end of the later part of the late Permian. This paper, entitled "Discovery of marine...

2013-12-06 12:22:19

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) and Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) today announced plans to complete a feasibility study to evaluate an underground exploration programme for the Wafi-Golpu Project. The Wafi-Golpu exploration project is owned by the Wafi-Golpu unincorporated joint venture between subsidiaries of Newcrest (50%) and Harmony (50%), and is located in the Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea. This next...

Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami
2013-12-06 04:37:35

[ Watch the Video: What Is At Fault For The 2011 Fukushima Earthquake And Tsunami? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that occurred off the Japanese coast in March 2011, triggering a tsunami and ultimately resulting in more than 15,000 deaths, was the result of the largest fault slip ever recorded, according to a trio of studies published Thursday in the journal Science. According to Jane J. Lee of National Geographic,...

2013-12-06 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University announces the formation of an international base for research on compound disasters due to tsunamis, earthquakes, storm surges and volcanic eruptions. The team will include researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Tanzania, Bhutan, Chile, and Vietnam.One of of the objectives of the team will be the installation of a basin for tsunami experimental apparatus. The project "Formation of a Disaster Research...

2013-12-05 12:23:14

-- EXCELLENT PEA RESULTS MAINTAINED: FIRST 22 YEARS OF PRODUCTION AT 27.4% Cg AND LOW OPERATING EXPENSES AT $390/TONNE -- CONFERENCE CALL WILL BE HELD TODAY AT 2PM EST MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX.V: LLG; OTCQX: MGPHF) is pleased to announce significant resource growth in an updated mineral resource estimate for its 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite project in northeastern...

2013-12-05 08:35:37

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INOVA Geophysical today announced that Paragon Geophysical Services, Inc. has purchased 9,000 channels of its Hawk nodal seismic acquisition system. Paragon has already deployed several thousand channels on an acquisition project in northwestern Montana. Hawk will be utilized with Paragon's existing VectorSeis(®) digital sensors to acquire multicomponent data. Prior to this purchase, Paragon leased Hawk from INOVA's rental partners and...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

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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