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2009-06-23 10:56:34

U.S. and British scientists have determined nickel might be a useful isotopic marker to trace the origins of single cell organisms that produce methane. Our data suggest significant potential in nickel stable isotopes for identifying and quantifying methanogenesis on the early Earth, said Vyllinniskii Cameron, a recent Penn State graduate and now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bristol. Little is known about the actual timing of the evolution of methane producing organisms or...

2009-06-23 10:18:07

Nickel, an important trace nutrient for the single cell organisms that produce methane, may be a useful isotopic marker to pinpoint the past origins of these methanogenic microbes, according to Penn State and University of Bristol, UK, researchers."Our data suggest significant potential in nickel stable isotopes for identifying and quantifying methanogenesis on the early Earth," said Vyllinniskii Cameron, recent Penn State Ph.D. recipient in geosciences and astrobiology and currently a...

2009-06-18 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, the nation's mayors today commended House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar's inclusion of a Metropolitan Mobility Program in his Blueprint for the Surface Transportation Authorization of 2009. "The Conference's top priority in the next federal surface transportation authorization is the creation of a robust Metropolitan...

2009-06-16 07:52:00

TORONTO, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of 3,353 acres by way of nine prospective mineral leases from the State of Minnesota. The new acquisitions include 3,161 acres of matching surface rights. This newly-leased acreage is within the Duluth Complex and located in Lake County, Minnesota. These strategic lands were acquired for future exploration for copper, nickel, and precious...

2009-06-04 06:00:00

TORONTO, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce that the Duluth Metals Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto on Tuesday June 16, 2008 at 10:00am. An archived copy of the presentation will also be available on the Company website at www.duluthmetals.com after the meeting. The Company is continuing to advance their primary asset, the combined...

2009-05-27 16:17:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction delaying both implementation of the Returnable Container Act ("Bottle Bill") and a requirement for New York-exclusive UPC Code labeling, pending further review to decide on the constitutionality of the law. Nestle Waters North America CEO Kim Jeffery issued the following statement supporting the decision: "Nestle Waters strongly supports laws that...

2009-05-27 06:00:00

TORONTO, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM; FWB: WC7) is pleased to announce today that two highly conductive targets have been delineated on its Parkin Offset Dyke Properties (Parkin Properties), located in Sudbury, Ontario, as a result of recent down-hole geophysical surveys. As such targets within offset dykes have a high probability of representing massive nickel-copper-platinum group element-bearing (PGE) sulphides, the Company hopes to drill test...

2009-05-22 23:04:39

A gold mining community in Siberia has received a financial boost from the richest man in Russia, who has decided to register as a resident. Mikhail Prokorov's action means that his tax payments will go to the local budget of Krasnoyarsk Territory, where the village of Yeruda is located, RIA Novosti reported. No one expects Prokorov, who was previously registered in Moscow, to move to Yeruda, the Russian news agency said. Last year, he spent 500 million euros (almost $700 million) on a...

2009-05-21 09:25:00

Ever since the 1940s, chrome has been used to add a protective coating and shiny luster to a wide range of metal products, from bathroom fixtures to car bumpers.Chrome adds beauty and durability, but those features come at a heavy cost. Though it's cheap to produce and harmless to consumers, the industrial process to create it is dangerous for workers and pollutes the environment."People have been trying to replace it for a very long time," says Christopher Schuh, MIT associate professor of...

2009-05-18 11:41:25

By creating a model of the active site found in a naturally occurring enzyme, chemists at the University of Illinois have described a catalyst that acts like nature's most pervasive hydrogen processor.The researchers describe their work in a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and posted on the journal's Web site.Scientists have long been puzzled by nature's ability to use cheap and plentiful building blocks "“ iron, nickel and sulfur "“...


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2005-05-26 11:18:13

Cobalt is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Co and atomic number 27. Notable characteristics Cobalt is a hard ferromagnetic silver-white element. The Curie temperature is of 1388 K with 1.6~1.7 Bohr magnetons per atom. It is frequently associated with nickel, and both are characteristic ingredients of meteoric iron. Mammals require small amounts of cobalt salts. Cobalt-60, an artificially produced radioactive isotope of cobalt, is an important radioactive...

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2005-05-26 10:59:02

Garnierite is a mineral composed of hydrous nickel silicates a member of the serpentine group with formula: (Ni,Mg)3Si2O5(OH). Népouite is a synonym. Garnierite is important as a source of nickel and is mined from laterite deposits which are formed by intense weathering and secondary enrichment of ultramafic igneous rocks.

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2005-05-26 08:33:21

Pentlandite is a iron-nickel sulfide, (Fe,Ni)9S8. Pentlandite usually has a Ni:Fe ratio of close to 1:1. It also contains minor cobalt. Pentlandite forms isometric crystals, but is normally found in massive granular aggregates. It is brittle with a hardness of 3.5 - 4 and specific gravity of 4.6 - 5.0 and is non-magnetic. It has a yellowish bronze color. Pentlandite is the chief ore of nickel. Typically associated with pyrrhotite, niccolite, biotite, millerite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite...

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2005-05-25 18:52:44

Platinum is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pt and atomic number 78. A heavy, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal, platinum is resistant to corrosion and occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits. Platinum is used in jewelry, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, dentistry, and anti-pollution devices in automobiles. Notable characteristics The metal is a beautiful silvery-white when pure, and malleable...

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