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2011-11-08 12:23:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- i-minerals inc. (TSX.V: IMA)(Pink Sheets: IMAHF) (the "Company") has been advised by Mineral Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University that the pilot plant commissioned to manufacture quartz products is in operation. The objective of this pilot plant work is to make quartz products of different purities for testing in a variety of quartz consuming markets. Over the past six years MRL has completed several phases of...

2011-10-10 09:18:24

The clean energy economy of the future hinges on a lot of things, chief among them the availability of the scores of rare earth minerals and other elements used to make everything from photovoltaic panels and cell phone displays to the permanent magnets in cutting edge new wind generators. And right out of the gate trouble is brewing over projected growth in demand for these minerals and the security of their supplies. Last year, for instance, China restricted the export of neodymium,...

2011-10-03 16:15:00

Harvest Nets 2-3 Year Supply of Andersonâs CMD; More Than One-Yearâs Supply of Other Premium Food-Grade Mineral Concentrates Ogden, UT (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 The Anderson family, majority owners of Mineral Resources International, Inc. (âœMRIâ), the original pioneers of mineral and trace mineral nutrition from Utahâs Great Salt Lake, announces that its 2010-2011 mineral harvest was very good despite...

2011-09-29 12:32:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- i-minerals inc. (TSX.V: IMA) (PINK SHEETS: IMAHF) (the "Company") announces that further to the Company's press release of December 1, 2010, wherein it announced the calculation of an inferred resource together with the results of a Preliminary Economic Analysis (the "PEA") on the Company's Bovill Kaolin deposit, in-fill drilling has commenced with the objective of upgrading portions of the inferred resource to an indicated...

2011-09-21 05:00:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMTM) reports that it has received the final report from SGS Lakefield ("SGS") dealing with processing Cerro Blanco rutile tailings to produce a high grade, sodium feldspar concentrate. This concentrate could find application as a flux and in the glass and ceramics industries. Utilizing rutile tailings from the previously reported pilot plant test...

2011-09-20 01:45:00

PARIS, September 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imerys announces today the inauguration, in Andersonville (Georgia, United States) of a production unit for ceramic proppants. Produced from minerals owned and processed by Imerys, ceramic proppants are beads that keep fractures in hydrocarbon reservoirs open, combining great mechanical strength with low density. They are essential to unconventional oil and gas production. Already active in this market with rod shaped proppants...

2011-09-16 11:05:00

Mineral Resourcesâ Manufacturing Facility Passes Rigorous FDA Inspection; No Form 483 Observations Issued Ogden, UT (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Mineral Resources International, Inc. (âœMRIâ), a dietary supplement manufacturer of authentic, all-natural, premium ionic minerals from Utahâs Great Salt Lake and supplier of GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) mineral ingredients, announced that it has completed its successful cGMP...

2011-08-29 06:30:00

COOS BAY, Ore., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Minerals ("IMC") (OTCQX: ILMCY) (ASX: IDM), a minerals processing company focused on developing the Southern Oregon Mineral Sands Project, announced today that it has processed and shipped the first 1,000 tons of its high-quality chromite to North American and European customers from its Coos Bay processing facility. The extraction and processing is undertaken by IMC's wholly owned subsidiary, Oregon Resources Corp. (ORC), and is the...

2011-08-24 11:57:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camarillo, California based aerosol airbrush experts, Classified Cosmetics, and retail giant, Walmart, are bringing Red Carpet glam to Main Street's beauty aisles with innovative, multi-tasking aerobrush products. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/classified-cosmetics-aero-minerale-brings-red-carpet-glamour-to-walmart-128322858.html Classified Cosmetics, inventors of...

2011-08-20 00:00:32

Taylor Maid becomes first store in Utah to offer a Unique Line of Natural Minerals Body Care products formulated with Desert, Magnetic Clay Minerals. San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 As the growing trend in nature-based lifestyles continues to sway consumers to spend more for chemical-free body care products, Taylor Maid Beauty Supply Store will be introducing Adama, a unique line of natural minerals body care products and detox remedies manufactured by Zion Health. The Pleasant...


Latest Mineral Reference Libraries

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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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