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2014-02-24 16:21:51

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) today announced success on the development segment of the deep water Cardona well at Mississippi Canyon 29. Stone operates and owns a 65% working interest in the well. The Cardona well (MC 29 #4 well) encountered 84 feet of net oil pay in the development section of the well. The company is currently running casing to protect this zone while drilling the exploration section of the well. The Cardona...

Australian Rock Determined To Be Oldest Material Formed On Earth
2014-02-24 13:04:03

[ Watch the Video: The Oldest Rock On Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience, say a rock in Australia is helping to paint a picture of how our planet became habitable 4.4 billion years ago. The team found data from a tiny fragment of zircon that confirms the Earth’s crust first formed 4.4 billion years ago, which is just 160 million years after the formation of the Solar System. John Valley,...

2014-02-24 08:37:15

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that Dr. Bami Bastani, President and CEO, and Brian McDonald, CFO and CAO, will be presenting at the JMP Securities Technology Conference on March 3, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, CA. The company will present at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100621/SF23611LOGO) Live and archived audio webcast of the...

2014-02-24 08:22:51

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces results from the Company's 2013 exploration program in Turkey. Below are highlights from the 2013 drilling exploration program. Results are from two areas in the Çöpler District (Bayramdere and Yakuplu) and first results from a new project in western Turkey (Dursunbey). To view the complete drill assay results and further technical information relating to this news...

2014-02-21 23:04:50

Geometrics Inc. recently sold a new P-Cable ultra high-resolution 3D seismic streamer system to NCS Subsea for it's SAFE-BAND venture with Geotrace and Spec Partners. The purpose of the multi-client project is to obtain detailed data regarding safety-related geohazards in the Gulf of Mexico. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Geometrics, Inc., a provider of geophysical data acquisition equipment, today announced that NCS SubSea, a provider of marine navigation and geoscience...

2014-02-20 16:22:19

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today reported year-end proved reserves of 5.5 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe), an increase of 42 percent over year-end 2012. "This level represents a doubling of our proved reserves in just three years from a 100 percent organic drilling program, despite an active divestiture program that has seen 380 Bcfe removed during this time period," stated Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President and Chief...

Two Sources Of Helium Produced By Ancient Yellowstone Activity
2014-02-20 07:33:51

[ Watch the Video: Yellowstone Releasing Ancient Helium ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one might expect, Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs, geysers and other hydrothermal vents release gases stored deep below the Earth, including carbon dioxide and methane. Another gas has also been discovered to be squeaking out of Yellowstone’s vents, and while it is a common gas released from volcanic rocks, in this region, most of it comes from a much...

2014-02-19 16:22:11

TSX: IMG NYSE: IAG All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or "the Company") today announced its 2013 year-end mineral reserve and resource statement. Highlights include: -- Total attributable proven and probable gold reserves decreased by 11% or 1.2 million ounces (after depletion) to 10.1 million ounces of gold at the end of 2013 mainly...

2014-02-18 23:31:09

Spectra QEST today announced that Fugro, one of the world’s leading advanced geotechnical engineering companies, is implementing Spectra QEST’s quality platform in its laboratories around the world. The solution will be implemented in six major testing facilities in Europe (Paris, London, Arnhem, and Leidschendam), the USA (Houston) and Singapore, as well as in Fugro’s fleet of twelve testing vessels. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Spectra QEST’s quality platform which will be utilized...

2014-02-18 16:21:20

515 million tonnes of inferred resources average 0.53% copper, 0.36 g/T gold Size and grade expected to grow in this year's drilling program Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today that an independent mineral resource estimate for the recently discovered Deep Kerr Zone at its 100%-owned KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia, Canada contains an inferred resource of 515 million tonnes...


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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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