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2014-07-10 16:21:49

HOUSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caprock Oil, Inc. (OTC: ROKO.OB) has announced the completion of the Heins #4H well in the Bloomington Field in Victoria County, Texas. The Bloomington Field is a normally pressured water drive field in the Frio oil trend in Victoria County that was initially discovered in 1947. Caprock has a 10 percent non-operated working interest in a horizontal redevelopment project which encompasses about 300 gross acres in the field. The Heins #4H well...

2014-07-10 08:22:07

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth", "Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce new management and technical team appointments for the Twin Metals Minnesota LLC ("TMM") Joint Venture. Duluth Metals continues to work with Antofagasta plc ("Antofgasta") to advance the TMM Project on a 40/60 joint venture whereby Duluth maintains its 60% ownership of TMM and Antofagasta owns 40% with costs being split at those levels accordingly. The...

2014-07-09 16:22:13

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay" or the "Company") (TSX: MND) is pleased to announce encouraging results of its continuing wide-spaced core drilling program from underground and surface platforms to probe for vein extensions and has recognized two new veins under Laguna Verde (click here for Figure 1 - Laguna Verde Drill Plan View). Highlights of the results during the first half of 2014 include: -- Coyita vein...

reconstruction of the early Eocene
2014-07-09 09:33:31

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. Along with the tiny hedgehog, the fossils of a tapir-like animal were also discovered. A paper on the discovery of these two ancient mammals is being published today in the Journal of Vertebrate...

2014-07-08 23:00:19

The Geological Society of America will recognize outstanding scientific achievements and distinguished service to the profession at its 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. GSA’s highest honors, the Penrose Medal, the Arthur L. Day Medal, and the Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) will be received by Susan W. Kieffer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lisa Tauxe of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography–UC San Diego, and...

2014-07-08 12:23:21

Nearly $50 million in natural gas and federal funding has been used to leverage additional investments of more than $311 million HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced investments in housing made by his administration across the Marcellus Shale region to address needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania. Since 2011, $49.8 million from natural gas and federal funding sources has been invested in housing...

2014-07-08 08:22:55

TSX.V Symbol (DMI) KELOWNA, BC, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the "Company") reports that it has now completed the construction, installation, and commissioning work associated with the planned expansion of the Company's in-field dry-screening plant at the Company's Krone-Endora at Venetia Project (the "Project"). These upgrades included the installation of a second Dabmar Bivitec screening unit as well as the design, construction...

2014-07-08 08:22:28

Drilling Returns: 13.07 g/t Au over 31.6m (7.43 g/t Au Cut); and 11.10 g/t Au over 8.9m (10.72 g/t Au Cut) TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX-SAS) (OTCQX-STADF), ("SAS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional drilling results for the Smoke Deep Zone ("Smoke Deep") at the Holloway Mine. HIGHLIGHTS OF DRILLING RESULTS (Refer to Figure 1 for a longitudinal section of Smoke Deep drilling) -- 905-05:...

2014-07-07 16:22:03

TSX, NYSE-MKT Symbol: NCQ VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - NovaCopper Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: NCQ) ("NovaCopper" or "the Company") announces that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement offering of $7.5 million in Units (the "Offering") which was entirely purchased by the Company's largest shareholders, including Electrum Strategic Resources LP and Paulson & Co. Inc. Each Unit was priced at $1.15 per Unit and consists of one common share of the...

2014-07-07 16:21:27

Trading Symbols: GTP - (TSX-V) P01 - (FRANKFURT) COLTF - (OTCQX) MONTREAL, July 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Colt Resources Inc. ("Colt" or the "Company") (TSXV: GTP) (FRA: P01) (OTCQX: COLTF) is pleased to announce encouraging intercepts in the first three holes drilled at the Tabuaço tungsten project, in northern Portugal, as part of its resource expansion drilling program started on June 18(th) (News Release of June...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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