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2013-11-25 08:21:43

VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) (BVL: FVI) (Frankfurt: F4S.F) is pleased to announce assay results for the initial step-out drilling of the Trinidad North discovery located adjacent to the San Jose Mine in Oaxaca, Mexico. Three drill holes have been completed to-date with assay results currently being available for the first two drill holes, representing step-outs of approximately 80 and 150 meters from prior drill holes....

Extinction Event During End Of The Permian Period Likely Due To Acid Rain
2013-11-23 05:08:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the end of the Permian period, approximately 250 million years ago, a mass extinction occurred that was so severe it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth's history. Previous research has suggested that contemporaneous volcanic eruptions in Siberia might have triggered this extinction. A new study, published in the journal Geology, reveals that the atmospheric effects of these eruptions could have been...

2013-11-22 16:22:40

Highlights -- Brazil Resources has acquired 100% of the outstanding Brazilian Gold Corporation (BGC) shares, for consideration consisting of 0.172 Brazil Resources shares for each BGC share; -- Total consideration under the transaction was approximately $13.5 million; and -- The acquisition significantly expands Brazil Resources' footprint in Brazil, including the addition of BGC's flagship São...

Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Is Home To Oldest Seawater On Earth
2013-11-22 04:32:34

[ Watch the Video: Old Water Found In The New World ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists drilling into the largest crater in the country have stumbled across an amazing discovery – the oldest body of seawater ever unearthed. The water, which according to Discovery News is at least 100 million years old, was found over one kilometer beneath Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The seawater is believed to have come from the...

2013-11-21 08:22:15

FRISCO, Texas, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Resources, Inc. ("Comstock" or the "Company") (NYSE: CRK) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Ursa Resources Group II LLC to acquire 70% of its interests in certain oil and gas properties in Burleson and Washington Counties, Texas for $66.5 million. The properties being acquired include one well producing 433 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOED") (227 BOED, net to the interests being acquired) and...

Volcanic Eruption Of Japan's Coast Creates Tiny Island
2013-11-21 06:35:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japan, which sits on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” is now home to a new tiny island thanks to a submarine volcanic eruption. The smoke from the dramatic eruption was first spotted by the Japanese navy on Wednesday and the country’s coast guard later verified the birth of the islet around the Ogasawara island chain, also known as the Bonin Islands. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency...

Moraine Research May Alter Thinking On Climate’s Effect On Glaciers
2013-11-20 07:58:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Dartmouth College-led study published in the latest edition of the journal Quaternary Geochronology describes a newly discovered, more accurate method to date the soil and rock debris left behind by high altitude tropical glaciers. The research could alter pre-existing interpretations of how climate change affected equatorial ice masses, the study authors explained in a statement Tuesday. Currently, scientists use a variety of...

2013-11-19 08:23:17

HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Down, Inc. (OTCQX: DPDW) ("Deep Down"), an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services announced today it has received orders for Steel Tube Flying Leads and associated services in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121204/LA23242LOGO) The first order is for fourteen (14) steel flying leads and ancillary...

2013-11-19 08:22:19

VANCOUVER, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Yauricocha's mineral reserves have been increased by over 2,230,000 tonnes, representing an increase of 53.5% over the previously reported mineral reserves. The new report has an effective date of January 1, 2013. The mineral resource and mineral reserve estimate was completed by Yauricocha personnel and audited by Gustavson Associates LLC...

2013-11-18 20:41:52

Two billion years ago the Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans. This led to a series of major changes in global biogeochemical cycles, as a team around Aivo Lepland of the Norwegian Geological Survey NGU reports in the latest online edition of "Nature Geoscience". This also resulted in the distribution of one of life's key elements, phosphorous. Studies on the unique...


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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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