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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...

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2011-07-25 11:45:00

Fool's gold is providing scientists with valuable insights into a turning point in the Earth's evolution, which took place billions of years ago. Scientists are recreating ancient forms of the mineral pyrite "“ dubbed fool's gold for its metallic luster "“ that reveal details of past geological events. Detailed analysis of the mineral is giving fresh insight into the Earth before the Great Oxygenation Event, which took place 2.4 billion years ago. This was a time when oxygen...

2011-06-29 10:44:00

YUMA, Ariz., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monkey Rock Group, (Pink Sheets: MKRO) has reorganized its top management and has restated its core mission to that of Mineral Producer, producing silver, gold and other metals. According to its recently published Information Statement (Form 14f) and 8 K, Monkey Rock has sold a controlling interest in the company to Nissi Mining for $149,000 plus assumption of certain liabilities. The reorganized company will be headed by Dexter Aspacio. Mr....

2011-05-19 05:00:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMTM) reports that work is accelerating at the Company's Cerro Blanco project in Chile as management, operational staff and consultants achieve milestones and advance the project towards final engineering feasibility. As reported in a news release of April 6, 2011, assay data from a completed in-fill drill program at the Las Carolinas prospect...

2011-05-18 16:07:56

Carbon found within ancient rocks has played a crucial role developing a time line for the emergence of biological life on the planet billions of years ago. But applying cutting-edge technology to samples of ancient rocks from northern Canada has revealed the carbon-based minerals may be much younger than the rock they inhabit, a team of researchers report in the latest edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The team "“ which includes researchers from Boston College, the Carnegie...

2011-05-06 15:14:47

New mineral named krotite, found in meteorite, is described in American Mineralogist In the May-June issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be the first planetary materials formed in our...

2011-04-25 00:00:03

Fans of mineral makeup who use the lids of their product jars to apply and mix their minerals are likely transferring oil and bacteria to their face "“ and to their original makeup container. Addressing this problem is Minerals Mate®, a new mixing and application palette for use with mineral makeup and other loose powders. It provides a secondary surface for working with foundations, blushes and other makeup treatments so users don't dip their brushes back into the powder supply or...

2011-04-06 11:33:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMTM) reports that it has completed an in-fill drilling program at the Las Carolinas prospect. The program consisted of 54 diamond drill holes totalling 7,047 metres. The Company's geological staff is scheduled to complete core logging, assay and data input by the end of April at which point revisions to the Las Carolinas geologic block model and...

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2011-03-17 07:58:50

The mineral quartz may play a key role in the formation of earthquake faults, mountains, and valleys, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Nature. The research, which was led by Utah State University geophysicist Anthony Lowry and Marta Perez-Gussinye of the University of London, discovered that when high concentrations of this common mineral were found near the Earth's surface, they could create weak spots in the crust which, according to Sid Perkins of Science Now,...


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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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