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Scientists Probe Canadian Sulfide Ore To Confirm Microbial Activity In Seawater 2.7 Billion Years Ago
2012-12-10 20:42:04

McGill University An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world's richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were actively feeding on sulfate in the ocean and influencing seawater chemistry during that geological time period. The research, reported by a team of Canadian and U.S. scientists in Nature Geoscience, provides new insight into how ancient metal-ore deposits can be used to...

2008-10-24 15:00:18

Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EXS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 12 mineral units (2) additional mineral claims to the 62 mineral units already owned (total units 74) and situated in Carnegie Township in the Porcupine mining division, district of Cochrane, province of Ontario. Explor Resources inc., will pay $8,000 and issue 100,000 common shares for an Option to acquire 100% interest in the 12 units. The Optionee has retained a 2.0% NSR in the property but the Company has...

2008-10-08 18:00:25

Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EXS) is pleased to announce that its has intersected volcanics and massive sulphides in hole #3. Hole #KI-08-03 was collared in sediments at -55 degrees, the volcanics were intersected at 213 meters down hole and the massive sulphides intersected at 339 m in hole #KI-08-03. The core has been logged, core sawed, sent to the lab and assays are pending. The mineralization appears to be increasing as we progress in an easterly direction toward the major EM...

2008-08-06 12:00:43

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Xstrata Copper announces investment of C$121 million to deepen and extend the life of the underground Kidd Mine located in the Timmins area of Northern Ontario, Canada. Already the world's deepest copper and zinc mine, the latest project will extend the mining zone at Mine D from 9,100 feet to 9,500 feet, improving the production profile from the mine through the addition of 3.4 million tonnes of ore to the mining plan and extending the mine...

2008-07-09 09:00:45

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX:OPW) ("Opawica" / the "Company") announces that it has commenced an action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Xstrata Copper Canada to enforce Opawica' rights under the 1999 joint venture agreement between Opawica and Xstrata's predecessor, Falconbridge Limited, relating to the Chance property. Opawica also claims damages, legal costs and related relief. In February 2008, Opawica proposed...

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