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2013-05-01 08:22:11

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Graphite Inc (OTCBB: WSGP) is pleased to announce it is currently seeking and negotiating to retain a Qualified Person to complete a NI 43-101 resource estimate report for its Pure Flake and Amorf Graphite property. The company is seeking a qualified geologist to also potentially join our board as having a 43-101 qualified geo to our team will be a valuable asset to our company to assist the company in growing into a producer. National...

2013-04-29 08:22:46

TORONTO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Graphite Inc. (OTCBB: WSGP) is pleased to announce it will be participating in the upcoming Turkey Mining Show in Istanbul. The event, scheduled for June 18-20, 2013, is the region's largest and most renowned mining conference and exhibition featuring some of Turkey's best mining companies and opportunities. Guest speakers include Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of US Global Investors and frequent guest and commentator on CNBC. Mr. Holmes' keynote...

2013-04-25 08:26:42

TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Graphite Inc. (OTCBB: WSGP) is pleased to announce that our company's President has been in discussions with Acme Labs to retain their services. Acme Labs has been recognized as one of the leading geochemical and assaying laboratories to geologists and stock exchanges worldwide. Acmes labs clients include the likes of Rio Tinto, BHPB Coal, Yancoal Australia. The scope of analytical requirements can be tailored to our company's specific...

2013-04-01 23:04:42

Complete H20 Minerals in West Columbia, South Carolina, provides information for consumers about the advantages of liquid vitamins and minerals for women. Complete H2O is dedicated to providing high quality liquid vitamins and minerals that deliver nutrients at the cellular level. West Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Complete H2O Minerals, a leading provider of mineral water and liquid vitamins and minerals, recently provided key information about the advantages of liquid supplements...

Geologists Say Earth Is Congested
2013-04-01 10:38:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from a team of German researchers, geological forces are stagnating in certain regions because of pressure-induced phase transitions. The Earth´s crust is in a constant state of flux, with solid slabs diving hundreds of miles down into the mantle as hot liquid magma rises up to fill the gaps. According to study author“¯Falko Langenhorst from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, these forces...

2013-03-26 08:22:29

RENO, Nev., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals Ltd. (Frankfurt WKN: A0LB3X) (Kurzel: D7Z) (OTCPink: DSCR) has taken samples from the Griffith Mine tailings dump and those results warrant further sampling and testing of the dump to determine whether an economic case can be made to extract residual metals and rare earth minerals from the 66 million tons of crushed material. Tailings are the waste materials produced from the extraction process. The agreement, which was signed on...

Tiny Grain Can Help Reveal The History Of A Rock
2013-03-25 10:27:34

AlphaGalileo Foundation Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal “Geology” now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral rutile. The co-authors of the articles are researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Rutile is used in ceramics and paints, but is particularly useful for finding out about the history of a rock. Where mineral deposits are...

Mineral Diversity Gives Clues To Earth's Early Chemistry
2013-03-02 06:00:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study focusing on the mineral molybdenite could provide new insight into the way that various geological and biological processes have resulted in changes to the Earth´s chemistry over the years. According to Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Institution for Science´s Geophysical Laboratory, molybdenite is a common ore mineral of a metallic element known as molybdenum. By analyzing samples of the substance obtained from...

Theory Of The Formation Of Crystals Is Complete Again
2013-02-19 14:21:47

Eindhoven University of Technology Exactly how a crystal forms from solution is a problem that has occupied scientists for decades. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with researchers from Germany and the USA, are now presenting the missing piece. This classical theory of crystal formation, which occurs widely in nature and in the chemical industry, was under fire for some years, but is saved now. The team made this breakthrough by a detailed study of the...

2013-02-04 12:28:05

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SiliconExpert Technologies, a leading provider of electronic component management tools, provides the latest Conflict Minerals Data, bringing you reports on the origin of tin, tantalum, gold, and tungsten in electronic parts as well as their Conflict Mineral statuses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/LA51398-INFO) Due to SEC (The Security and Exchange Commission) regulations, specifically section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank...

Latest Mineral Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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.

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.

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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