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2014-07-01 16:23:57

TSX, NYSE-MKT Symbol: NCQ VANCOUVER, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - NovaCopper Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: NCQ) ("NovaCopper" or "the Company") announces that it has entered into definitive agreements with existing shareholders to complete a non-brokered private placement offering of $7,500,000 in Units (the "Offering"). Each Unit will be priced at $1.15 per Unit and will consist of one common share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant. Each common share purchase warrant...

2014-07-01 10:05:14

Seismological Society of America Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. In August 2012, the emergence of a very large...

2014-07-01 08:24:23

HOUSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCBB: VOIL) ("Virtus" or the "Company") today announced it has entered into an agreement with Seismic Exchange, Inc. (SEI) to purchase approximately 30,360 acres (47.438 miles(2)) of 2D seismic data, enabling the Company to initiate phase one of its exploration program. 2D Seismic Data Acquisition Virtus signed a Master License Agreement and a Seismic License Agreement with SEI for the acquisition of 2D seismic...

tsunami earthquakes
2014-06-28 05:08:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Sticking points” in the Earth’s tectonic plates caused by extinct undersea volcanoes could be responsible for producing tsunami earthquakes, a discovery which could lead to improved detection of these rare seismic events. Tsunami earthquakes typically occur at relatively shallow ocean depths and are typically of lower magnitude. However, they can create extremely large tsunamis, with earthquakes measuring as little as 5.6...

Discovery Of A Prehistoric Reef Built By First Hard-Shelled Animals
2014-06-27 11:22:17

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Located on dry land in Namibia is a 550-million-year-old reef that researchers say was built by the first hard-shelled animals. It is one of the oldest reefs known and tiny aquatic fossils have revealed that the creatures developed hard protective coats and constructed the reefs for shelter and safety. The study, led by Professor Rachel Wood of the University of Edinburgh, and collaborated on with other scientists from Edinburgh,...

2014-06-25 08:27:42

QUITO, Ecuador, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOYAGERS TRAVEL - www.galapagoscruise.com.ec, a niche tour operator, specialized in organizing travel to the Galapagos Islands is launching a brand new tool that will help future travelers enhance the quality of forecasting their next trip. The "Galapagos Islands family travel guide" is a multifunctional tool for visitors, tourists, families, and people who are willing to visit and learn more about visiting Ecuador and its well renowned...

2014-06-25 08:22:54

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report the resumption of diamond drilling at its 100%-owned La Platosa Mine located in Durango State, Mexico. Highlights of the ongoing exploration program include: -- 10,000 metre diamond drilling program underway, focused on discovering new high grade, massive sulphide mantos near current mining operations and...

2014-06-24 12:30:18

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) ("Wallbridge") today announced that it is accelerating its exploration program on the Wisner joint venture properties in response to new mineralization being identified in all five target areas investigated so far this year. Highlights: -- All nine drill holes in the new Twisted Wrench target area intersected weak Cu mineralization; -- Additional copper...

2014-06-24 12:24:10

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare opportunity to own an elegant estate in the prominent Hualalai Resort neighborhood has arisen, with award-winning real estate expert Harold Clarke announcing the exclusive offering of a spectacular luxury custom home in the heart of Kona-Kohala Coast, through LuxuryBigIsland.com. Luxurious properties such as this are only offered exclusively through respected Realtors, like Harold Clarke, who has a long history of success....

2014-06-24 09:53:12

AGI The Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) announces an unusual paper in their journal PALAIOS that combines ‘forensic’ paleontology and archeology to identify origins of the millstones commonly used in the 1800’s. While all millstones were used similarly, millstones quarried in France were more highly valued than similar stones quarried in Ohio, USA. Over four years the scientific team located millstones by visiting historical localities in Ohio, then studied them and...


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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...

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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