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2014-09-29 08:23:50

Partners with Experienced West African Contractor AUMS TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Roxgold Inc. (ROG: TSX.V) ("Roxgold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has awarded the underground mining services contract (the "Contract") for its Yaramoko Gold Project in Burkina Faso to a subsidiary of African Underground Mining Services ("AUMS"). _____________________________________________________________________ |HIGHLIGHTS:...

2014-09-29 08:23:43

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Energy Partners, LP (AELP) today announced that it has hired John K. Reinhart as the Chief Operating Officer for its affiliates American Energy - Utica, LLC (AEU) and American Energy - Marcellus, LLC (AEM). Reinhart, 45, previously worked for Chesapeake Energy Corporation for eight years in increasing roles of importance. In 2006-07, he served as a Senior Asset Manager in the Anadarko Basin region of the Southern Division; in...

mount st helens
2014-09-29 07:19:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted after being quiet for nearly two decades, and now US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are concerned that the volcano could mark the occasion by becoming active once again, various media outlets reported over the weekend. The volcano reawakened in September 2004 and erupted on October 1, remaining active until late January 2008, according to the USGS. That event began...

earthquake swarm
2014-09-29 04:57:03

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what is being called one of the worst spells of seismic activity in a decade, residents of the Mammoth Lakes region of central California experienced more than 600 earthquakes in the span of 24 hours late last week. According to Willis Robinson of the Daily Mail, the so-called “earthquake swarm” started just before 5am on Thursday and the earthquakes themselves ranged in magnitude from 1.0 to 3.8. At least 109 of them were...

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2014-09-28 06:00:25

Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards. An aviation "orange" alert was posted on August 18, 2014, for Bárðarbunga, a stratovolcano located under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, indicating the “volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.” Much of the information leading to that alert came from satellites...

2014-09-26 23:00:57

The newly formed Bakken Corrosion Committee will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 1, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on October 1, 2014 at the Grand Williston Hotel located at 3601 2nd Avenue West, Williston, North Dakota. Williston, ND (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 The Bakken Corrosion Committee, a group of corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region have announced speakers and topics for the group’s meeting on October 1. The meeting takes place from 10:00 am to 2:00...

2014-09-26 16:22:41

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WeDo Digital - Making Mauritius Buzz It was such a long-awaited event and it finally came to life: the Video Production Department of Property Finder Ltd., Wedo Digital [http://www.wedo.mu ] has successfully unveiled its website a few days ago. WeDo Digital was formed based on the insight that there was a lack of rich local online content in Mauritius. The internet is here and we're all aware of how to use it, but do we...

2014-09-26 16:22:04

DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) held no surprises for the oil and gas industry. Shawn Bartholomae praised, as the supreme oil and gas producing state, Texas continues to amaze the industry with its dominating position. The EIA report confirmed that Texas has doubled its oil production in the last three years with increases for every consecutive month since early 2011. Shawn Bartholomae, CEO of Prodigy...

2014-09-26 12:22:26

DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) ("Permian") today announced the new contact information for the Trust following the change of Trustee. Southwest Bank became the new Trustee for Permian Basin, effective August 29, 2014. Southwest Bank's office is located at 2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 850, Dallas, TX 75219. The new toll free customer service number for contacting Permian is 1-855-588-7839. The Trust also has a new web...

2014-09-25 23:09:56

Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, has released a new version of Exploration Analyst, its popular and widely used petroleum exploration and new ventures software. (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, has released a new version of Exploration Analyst, its popular and widely used petroleum exploration and new ventures software. Exploration Analyst version v221, to be released in October 2014,...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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