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2011-03-24 11:00:49

Researchers are hoping to attempt to drill into the Earth's mantle layer off the coast of Costa Rica in hopes of finding pristine samples of the earth's inner boundary.

2011-03-07 04:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp (TSX:MXY) and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) today announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") to merge and create Alterra Power Corp.

2011-02-17 21:45:39

When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy.

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2011-02-17 05:40:00

Geologists in Iceland discovered a big surprise while drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano: the presence of underground lava, known as magma, flowing into the well at a depth of 6,900 feet.

2011-01-07 10:52:18

Collaborating with an international research team, an economic geologist from The University of Western Ontario has discovered how gold-rich magma is produced, unveiling an all-important step in the formation of gold mines.

2010-12-22 18:03:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) advises that it has issued 24,808,569 shares to a subsidiary of Geysir Green Energy ehf ("GGE") pursuant to the conversion of the subscription receipt issued to GGE as part of the consideration paid by Magma Energy Sweden A.B.

2010-12-15 15:30:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp.

2010-12-14 23:56:21

While there continues to be considerable debate among geologists about the availability of oxygen in the Earth's mantle, recent discoveries by a University of Rhode Island scientist are bringing resolution to the question.

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2010-12-13 13:50:00

Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought.

2010-12-07 15:35:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY) advises that Magma Energy Sweden A.B.


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2005-05-25 18:34:42

Scoria is a term used by geologists to describe an igneous rock containing many gas bubbles, or vesicules. Scoria forms when magma rich in dissolved gases is vented. As the magma encounters lower pressures, the gasses are able to escape and form bubbles. These bubbles are trapped when the magma cools and solidifies. Volcanic cones of scoria can be left behind after eruptions, usually forming mountains with a crater at the summit. An example is Mount Wellington, Auckland in New Zealand....

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chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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