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2014-09-07 03:00:23

Mary Beckman, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows calcium carbonate takes multiple, simultaneous roads to different minerals, provides insight into trapping carbon dioxide in underground rock One of the most important molecules on earth, calcium carbonate crystallizes into chalk, shells and minerals the world over. In a study led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, researchers used a powerful microscope that allows them to see the birth...

2014-08-29 23:11:34

Water Soluble Mineral Product That Ionizes and Dissolves Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Bio-carbonates and Iodine (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 IONadd, the first and only ionized mineral supplement in the world. The scientifically proven fact that separates IONadd from other mineral supplements is its absorption rate of greater than 98%. Most mineral supplements have an absorption rate of 10% to 20%. Because of the 98%+ absorption rate, not only is IONadd affordable, but customers get their...

Researchers Show Evidence Of Common Mineral Capable Of Making, Breaking Bonds
2014-07-30 03:37:00

Arizona State University ASU team shows evidence for one mineral affecting the most fundamental process in organic chemistry: Carbon-hydrogen bond breaking and making Reactions among minerals and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components of the Earth's deep carbon cycle, they provide energy for the deep biosphere, and may have implications for the origins of life. However, very little is known about how minerals influence organic reactions. A team of...

2014-07-23 16:21:56

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterra Resources Inc., are pleased to announce the development of a simplified metallurgical process tested on a bulk sample from the Company's Foxtrot Project ("Foxtrot" or the "Project"), located in the Port Hope Simpson Rare Earth Element District in SE Labrador, to produce a high grade rare earth elements ("REE") product for refining. A patent...

2014-05-07 16:23:22

Issued Capital: 150,526,976 TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated April 2, 2014, the NI 43-101 compliant technical report for the updated mineral reserves and economics for its 100% owned NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project has been filed and will shortly be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and through the Company's web site...

2014-04-01 00:21:32

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest) (ASX: NCM)) today released Technical Reports on the Telfer Property in Western Australia, Australia and the Lihir Property in Papua New Guinea, prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian National Instrument 43-101. Release of the Reports follows the release of Newcrest's 2013 Resources and Reserves Statement for the twelve month period ended 31 December 2013, which included details of...

Reimagining How Earth Emerged Out Of Ice Age
2014-03-19 14:15:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature, say rapid erosion in mountain regions could explain why the Earth isn’t essentially still a snowball. Scientists have long believed that rocks pushed up to the surface by plate tectonics absorbed atmospheric carbon dioxide, and volcanic processes are what helps to emit this CO2. However, despite this theory and a variety of other hypotheses being put forward to balance the...

2014-02-18 16:20:58

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOR Minerals International (Nasdaq: TORM), producer of specialty aluminas, synthetic titanium dioxide and color pigments, and other high performance mineral fillers, today announced that due to the continued weakness in the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market, the company expects to report significant losses for its fourth quarter 2013 financial results, including a $1.3 million write-down of TiO2-related inventory. "We are implementing...

2014-02-13 23:29:30

Wholesaler of rocks, minerals, healing crystals, gemstones and jewelry Stonebridge Imports (SBI) of Kitchener, ON announces the launch of new website with updated, easily-accessible platform for industry retailers. Based on the latest web technology, its purpose is to make the purchase of rocks, gemstones and jewelry more accessible and interactive. Kitchener, Ontario (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 After months of "in house" development, and thanks to the collaboration of its full...

Lunar Impact Crater Has A Diverse Subsurface Mineralogy
2013-12-10 05:53:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The presence of a diverse group of minerals in the largest lunar impact crater could help scientists gain new insight into the Moon’s interior, as well as the evolution of its crust and mantle, claims new research appearing online in Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. Dan Moriarty, a graduate student from Brown University, and his colleagues analyzed data collected from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard India's...


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2005-05-26 12:17:18

Aragonite is a polymorph of the mineral calcite, both having the chemical composition CaCO3. Its structure differs from calcite and leads to a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals. By repeated twinning pseudo-hexagonal forms result. It may be columnar or fibrous, occasionally in branching stalactitic forms called flos-ferri (flowers of iron) from their association with the ores at the Carthinian iron mines. The type location for aragonite is Molina de...

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2005-05-26 12:13:03

Augite is a mafic mineral described chemically as (Ca, Na)(Mg, Fe, Al)(Al, Si)2O6 or calcium sodium magnesium iron aluminium silicate. Structurally, it is a solid solution of the pyroxene group which also contains diopside and hedenbergite. The crystals are monoclinic and prismatic. It is found in igneous rocks such as gabbros and basalts, and in metamorphic rocks from hydrothermal vents. Occasional specimens have a shiny appearance that give rise to the mineral's name, which is from the...

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2005-05-26 11:56:59

Celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

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2005-05-26 11:13:48

Colemanite (Ca2B6O11·5H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Colemanite is a secondary mineral that forms when borax is deposited, and then regularly covered with boron containing water. The boron remains after the water evaporates, and the boron and borax eventually form other minerals as for example Colemanite. It was named after William T. Coleman (1824-1893), owner of the mine where it was first found.

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2005-05-26 10:59:49

Galena is a lead ore. This article describes Galena's mineral properties. In its chemically purified form, Galena is known as Lead Sulfide; refer to that article for chemical and industrial uses. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals, and is the most common ore of lead. Crystals are usually cubic, sometimes octahedral. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite and fluorite. Galena deposits sometimes contain significant amounts of silver as an...

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