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2011-04-20 12:53:37

Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon has increased six-fold in recent years as small-scale miners, driven by record gold prices, blast and clear more of the lowland rainforest, according to a new Duke University-led study. The study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE, combined NASA satellite imagery spanning six years with economic analyses of gold prices and mercury imports to document the forces responsible for deforestation in Peru's biologically diverse Madre de Dios...

2011-03-28 17:34:21

How would you like to store all the films ever made on a device the size of an I-phone? Magnets made of just a few metallic atoms could make it possible to build radically smaller storage devices and have also recently been proposed as components for spintronics devices. There's just one obstacle on the way. Nano-sized magnets have only been seen to work at temperatures a few hairs above absolute zero. High temperature nanomagnets deviced by chemistry student Now a chemistry student at the...

2011-03-23 17:52:00

VANCOUVER, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silver Wheaton Corp. ("Silver Wheaton" or the "Company") (TSX, NYSE:SLW) is pleased to announce that attributable proven and probable reserves increased by over nine percent in 2010, as a result of an increase of 80 million ounces of silver and 23,000 ounces of gold, to a record 954 million silver equivalent ounces1. Over the same period, attributable measured and indicated resources increased by one percent, as a result of an increase...

2011-03-22 08:00:00

SPARKS, Nev., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GPXM) is pleased to announce the completion of phase-two sampling for assay analysis as it relates to silver and gold mineralization at the Vanderbilt Silver and Gold Project ("Vanderbilt") near Silver Peak in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Silver Spartan LLC collected a total of 26 channel samples from approximately 5 kilometers of underground workings within the historic Vanderbilt...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

Silver has continued to race higher and the nature of the rise suggests shorts are being squeezed, says Steven Zoernack. Quite who the shorts are remains to be seen but we would imagine "“ given the extent of the rise in prices "“ that all shorts are feeling the pain. The short-covering will end at some stage; if follow-through buying does emerge, there could well be a considerable vacuum beneath the market. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 "“ According to Steven...

2011-03-09 07:41:00

HONG KONG, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting resource miners Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX:NGX)(NYSE Amex:NXG) and New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD)(NYSE Amex:NGD). Current state of affairs, monetary policy, and worries of inflation is stimulating investor interest in companies backed by precious and industrial metals. Investors from around the world are invited to view fundamental and technical analysis at...

2011-02-10 08:15:00

THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd. (OTCBB:RMES), a mineral exploration company with copper-gold assets in Chile, today announced a summary of grade results from a contract surface mining program at the Irene showing, part of Red Metal's Mateo project in Chile's highly prospective iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) belt. The Mateo project is approximately 15 kilometers east of Vallenar and is comprised of nine exploration concessions and four mining...

2011-02-10 07:11:00

(All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated) VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ - New Gold Inc. ("New Gold") (TSX and NYSE AMEX:NGD) today announces that Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp"), its 70% joint venture partner in the El Morro project, has updated the reserves and resources for the project as of December 31, 2010. Highlights attributable to New Gold's 30% share of the project include: - 22% increase in Proven and Probable gold reserves to 2.5 million ounces -...

2011-02-10 05:29:00

TORONTO, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) today announced assay results for 15 holes drilled by Twin Metals Minnesota LLC (Twin Metals), on the Nokomis joint venture project in Minnesota, U.S.A. Results of the current drill holes which were drilled within and adjacent to the Central and Eastern High Grade Zones (see press release dated December 11, 2009) confirm and extend the high grade mineralization in these areas....

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2011-02-09 07:10:28

China has been building up reserves of precious metals that could give the communist country more control over those resources that are needed for many of today's high-tech products, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Storage facilities have been built in Inner Mongolia with capabilities of holding more than the 40,000 tons of metals that China exported last year, the news source said Monday. The Journal added, however, that details of the strategic reserves have yet to be...


Latest Noble metals Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 08:39:47

Molybdenite is a mineral of molybdenum disulfide, MoS2. Similar in appearance and feel to graphite, molybdenite has a lubricating effect which is produced by its structure of close-spaced parallel cleavage planes. Finely powdered MoS2, with particle sizes in the 1-100 µm range, is a common technical dry lubricant. It is also often mixed into various oils or greases, which allows mechanisms so lubricated to run less noisy and to keep running for a while longer even if most of the oil should...

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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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2005-05-25 17:25:52

Silver is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation from the Latin Argentum) and atomic number 47. A soft white lustrous transition metal, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography. Notable characteristics Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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