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2014-07-09 08:21:58

YELLOWKNIFE, NW, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. ("FipkeCo") to acquire FipkeCo's 10% participating interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine at a price equivalent to the price paid to BHP Billiton in 2013 for its interests. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Diamond Corporation, Robert A. Gannicott, said, "Although the sale...

2014-06-30 08:24:24

Kimberlite intercepted to below 740 meters from surface Shares Issued and Outstanding: 115,144,550 TSX: MPV NYSE MKT: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Tuzo Deep drill program, which confirms the continuation of kimberlite to a depth of more than 740 meters below surface. In July 2013, Mountain Province released...

2014-05-28 16:22:07

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 106,039,522 TSX: MPV NYSE MKT: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) today announced that the Company is undertaking a non-brokered private placement to raise approximately C$35 million through the placement of common shares at a price of C$5 per common share. The proceeds of the private placement will be used to support the Company's...

2014-04-14 12:25:14

Symbol: ASX: CHN TSX: CXN Shares outstanding: 297 million Fully diluted: 299 million Webb Diamond Project continues to show potential to be a large kimberlite field Highlights: -- GeoCrystal recently completed a successful exploration program at the Webb Diamond Project: o 10 kimberlite pipes discovered to date from drill testing of 16 aeromagnetic targets o 4 microdiamonds identified in wide spaced reconnaissance loam...

ringwoodite
2014-03-13 07:33:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first terrestrial sample of a water-rich gem that reveals new evidence about the existence of large volumes of water has been discovered by an international team of scientists which was led by University of Alberta's diamond scientist, Graham Pearson. Analysis of the gem, called ringwoodite, reveals that it contains a significant amount of water — 1.5 percent of its own weight. These findings, reported in a recent issue of...

2014-01-30 08:24:56

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 100,501,351 TSX: MPV NYSE MKT: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) today provided an update on progress at the Gahcho Kué diamond project, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%). Site preparation The pioneer land use permit and quarry permit were issued in early December 2013, and the...

Diamonds  On Antarctica
2013-12-17 15:37:20

[ Watch the Video: Traces Of Diamonds Found In Antarctica ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers working in Antarctica have announced the discovery of kimberlite deposits on the frozen continent. Kimberlites are rocks known for their propensity to contain diamonds. The discovery is not expected to set off a diamond rush anytime soon, however, as an international treaty has banned mining on Antarctica until 2041. However, it does make a potential extension...


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2005-05-26 10:58:09

The Garnet group of minerals show crystals with a habit of dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons. They are nesosilicates with the same general formula, A3B2(SiO4)3. The chemical elements in garnet include calcium, magnesium, aluminium, iron2+, iron3+, chromium, manganese, and titanium. Garnets show no cleavage and a dodecahedral parting. Fracture is conchoidal to uneven; some varieties are very tough and are valuable for abrasive purposes. Hardness is 6.5 - 7.5, specific gravity is 3.1 - 4.3,...

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Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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