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2014-04-08 08:24:33

TSX, NYSE-MKT Symbol: NCQ VANCOUVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - NovaCopper Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: NCQ) ("NovaCopper" or "the Company") announces its financial results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2014. Details of the Company's financial results are contained in the unaudited consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis which will be available on the Company's website at www.novacopper.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at...

2014-04-07 16:21:24

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) announced today that its production in Marshall County, West Virginia has been shut-in since early Saturday morning due to the rupture of a pipeline operated by Williams Partners. Gastar hopes to restart production, which currently represents approximately two-thirds of its average daily production, as early as Tuesday night. On Saturday morning Williams experienced a rupture and fire in a 12-inch gas...

2014-04-07 12:23:26

VANCOUVER, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sarama Resources Ltd. ("Sarama" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that preliminary metallurgical testing at its South Houndé Project in south-west Burkina Faso has returned excellent results, reinforcing the Company's exploration bias towards oxide and free-milling material. The combination of high gold extraction, modest reagent consumption and rapid leach kinetics demonstrate that the oxide material is amenable to heap leaching,...

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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...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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