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2010-01-05 12:48:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold opened 2010 with price growth. Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital, today made the following comments on the outlook for the price of gold based on new investor participation and other key fundamentals, including a continuing, weaker U.S. dollar. Nichols is available to talk about the outlook for gold, silver and platinum-group metals, as well as their anticipated performance for 2010. "Gold rallied sharply on the first...

2009-12-17 11:59:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital, fresh from a recent trip to China, today made the following comments on the recent volatility of gold: "While gold traders and investors are currently focusing on U.S. economic data, they're missing the just-as-important statistics from China. "Recent indicators point to a "V" shaped recovery in the Chinese economy. Chinese industrial production accelerated in November to its fastest rate...

2009-12-10 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that China is short of nine kinds of mineral resources. Due to rapid economic development in recent years, China has become the world's leading consumer of minerals and metals. Some people think that by 2020, China will account for 35.70% of the world's iron ore consumption, while spending will account for more than 20% of the...

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2009-12-09 15:18:53

A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. In the study, Graham George and colleagues note that mercury-based fillings, also called amalgams, have been used by dentists to repair teeth for well-over a century. In recent decades their use has become controversial because of concerns about exposure to...

2009-12-08 16:23:00

TORONTO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to report that check assays of hole 09-070-W1 at the Company's Eagle's Nest deposit, at the McFaulds Lake Property, confirm the impressive platinum and palladium grades originally reported on November 19, 2009. More interestingly, the high grade platinum and palladium grades triggered internal quality controls which included assaying samples with both platinum and palladium...

2009-11-30 21:06:12

Just as a gecko sheds its tail, metal-alloy particles endure 850 degrees Celsius by ditching weaker components, researchers report in Nature Materials A University of Pittsburgh team overcame a major hurdle plaguing the development of nanomaterials such as those that could lead to more efficient catalysts used to produce hydrogen and render car exhaust less toxic. The researchers reported Nov. 29 in "Nature Materials" the first demonstration of high-temperature stability in metallic...

2009-11-30 17:38:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Nichols, Managing Director of American Precious Metals Advisors and Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital, today made the following statement on Friday's price correction of gold on news that Dubai is having trouble making payments for infrastructure construction and real estate developments: "We should have seen it coming. "When Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving, the potential multi-billion dollar debt default by a Dubai state-owned...

2009-11-24 06:30:00

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) today announced that Wallbridge and major platinum producer Lonmin Plc have approved CDN$1.25 million to carry out the 2010 work program on Wallbridge and Lonmin's Sudbury Camp Joint Venture ("SCJV") properties. The funding provides for up to approximately 4,500 metres of diamond drilling and other exploration work for the period from October 1st, 2009 to September 30th, 2010 and will focus mainly...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce their Nokomis Deposit has been nominated for the Mining Journal's Exploration Award, given for notable exploration success during the past year. The Mining Journal's Outstanding Achievements Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd in London, U.K. Details about the Awards Dinner as well as online voting can be found at the Mining Journal website...

2009-11-16 13:11:00

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Revett Minerals Inc., Spokane Valley, Washington ("TSX-RVM") ("Revett" or the "Company") announces its consolidated operating and financial results for the Company's three & nine months ended September 30, 2009. Currency is reported in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated. Major Highlights for three & nine months ended September 30, 2009 include: - Successfully restructured debt and payment obligations with...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.