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2010-11-05 10:15:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 72,678,923TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) today announced that the operator of the Gahcho Kue Joint Venture, De Beers Canada Inc ("De Beers"), has notified the Gahcho Kue Environmental Impact Review Panel (the "Panel") that the Gahcho Kue Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on track for completion and submission before...

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2010-09-03 14:03:42

Earth today is one of the most active planets in the Solar System, and was probably even more so during the early stages of its life. Thanks to the plate tectonics that continue to shape our planet's surface, remnants of crust from Earth's formative years are rare, but not impossible to find. A paper published in Nature Sept. 2 examines how some ancient rocks have resisted being recycled into Earth's convecting interior. Throughout the world there exist regions of ancient crust, referred to...

2010-09-01 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why do we still find rocks from the Archean, one of the earliest geological eons on Earth dating from about 3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago? This is an apt question as our planet is one of the most dynamic in the solar system. Earth's crust has been constantly destroyed and created throughout its 4.5-billion-year history. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

2010-07-15 02:57:06

UH geologist says future searchers should focus on particular areas While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular areas. Kevin Burke, professor of geology and tectonics at UH, and his fellow researchers describe these findings in a paper titled "Diamonds Sampled by Plumes from the Core-Mantle Boundary," appearing...

2010-04-14 07:37:00

Expansion of Three Kimberlite Pipes at depth TSX: SWY VANCOUVER, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY) is pleased to report the completion of a winter drill program at the Renard Diamond Project in North Central Quebec. The Renard Diamond Project, which includes the Renard kimberlite pipes and the Lynx-Hibou system of kimberlite dykes, is a 50:50 joint venture with SOQUEM INC. ("SOQUEM"). The drill program comprised geological, geotechnical and...

2009-10-13 09:20:00

TSX-V: MNV OTC: MXVDF Frankfurt: M2Q BRAZZAVILLE, ROC Congo, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mexivada Mining Corp. has resumed exploration at its Ngouaka lode and alluvial gold-diamonds target area and at its Lepandza diamond area, under the direction and supervision of Prof. Dr. Noel Watha Ndoudy of Brazzaville. Both areas are on Mexivada's 100% controlled Malambani Permis des Recherches exclusive concessions near our modern field office at Mayoko. Both areas lie within the...

2009-02-04 11:22:00

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harp Sangha, CEO/President of Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. (DLKM-OTCBB/Franfurt-D60.F www.douglaslakeminerals.com) announces that preliminary gemological results have confirmed the presence of diamondiferous alluvial gravels from the company's Magembe diamond property in the Shinyanga District of northwestern Tanzania. The exploration at Magembe is being conducted under the terms of an option agreement with Canaco Resources whereby Canaco...

2008-10-21 09:00:47

DIAGNOS inc. ("DIAGNOS" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: ADK), a leader in the use of artificial intelligence ("AI") and advanced knowledge extraction techniques, announced today the signing of an agreement with Diamond Frank Inc, a Canadian mining exploration company, optioning 100% interest in its K6 project situated in the Otish Mountains. Diamond Frank will pay exploration fees to DIAGNOS, a cash amount of $105,000 CDN for services and the right to use targets that are produced by...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Writethru: De Beers sells off mine shares in Tanzania - press DAR ES SALAAM, Sept.10 (Xinhua) -- The Petra Diamonds Limited has reached a deal with De Beers to get the ownership of a diamond mine in northwestern Tanzania. Local English broadsheet The Guardian on Wednesday quoted a statement from the company as saying the deal would be completed mid- next month at a price of 10 million U.S. dollars. The diamond mine is located at Mwadui and is a joint venture between the Williamson...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2008) - Darnley Bay Resources Limited ("Company")(TSX VENTURE:DBL) is pleased to announce that Diadem Resources Ltd. ("Diadem") has provided the Company with the report from the April 2008 ground magnetic surveys undertaken over several kimberlite pipe targets on the Parry Peninsula, as part of its earn-in obligations towards the 50/50 diamond exploration joint venture initiated in 2003. The ground surveys confirm that several high priority targets...


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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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'