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2014-10-01 08:24:22

NB-14-399 Josh Vein Shoot Target: 9.4 metres @ 2.5 g/t Gold and 13.7 g/t Silver NB-14-395 New Zone -NW10 Target: 18.8 metres @ 1.2 g/t Gold and 3.5 g/t Silver & 9.6 metres of 1.1...

2014-10-01 08:24:07

Enhanced 3-D mine mapping expected to reveal detailed views and relationship of high-grade structures within the mine LAKE CITY, Colo., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LKA Gold Incorporated (OTCQB:LKAI) reports that it recently engaged Maptek(TM) of Denver Colorado to conduct a detailed, 3-D map/model of the Company's Golden Wonder mine using its proprietary laser scanning technology, I-Site. Once completed, a high-resolution view will emerge showing the previously extracted vein...

2014-09-22 08:22:32

VANCOUVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today announced that it has received an amended Quartz Mining License for the Minto North Deposit as outlined in the Phase V/VI Pre-Feasibility Study. It has not, however, received its Water Use License ("WUL") amendment, which the Yukon Water Board believes is required in order to commence pre-stripping of Capstone's Minto North pit. Underground mining and milling operations are not affected...

2014-09-18 08:23:38

VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AHR; OTCBB: AHR) announces that further to information provided in the Company's MD&A dated August 14, 2014, an exploration drill program has recently been completed at IKE. IKE is a compelling porphyry copper-molybdenum-silver deposit target located approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Gold Bridge, British Columbia. The nine hole (5,400 metres) core drilling program was...

2014-09-16 08:23:48

Hole 39 steps out 140m north cutting 252m of 0.69% Cu and 0.55 g/T AuHole 40 retests assumed southern limit, predicts a southern extension of deposit Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Seabridge Gold today announced initial results from its 2014 drill program on the Deep Kerr copper-gold...

2014-09-15 08:22:11

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces drilling results to date from the Company's 2014 exploration program in Turkey. Drilling results are from several areas in the Çöpler District and from the Dursunbey prospect in western Turkey. DRILLING HIGHLIGHTS Drilling at Dursunbey in western Turkey has delineated five separate mineralized zones within a 1,500m by 300m area. These near-surface zones dip shallowly to the NW...

2014-09-12 12:22:11

Highlights: PLANO, Texas, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. (OTCQB: UREE), a domestic rare earths exploration company, has received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to re-open the Last Chance northern adit, the company announced. The Last Chance Vein is one of the longest identified mineralized veins in the Lemhi Pass area of Idaho and Montana. The adits are horizontal tunnels that are used to gain underground access to subsurface mineral deposits....

2014-09-08 12:22:28

Trading Symbol: UEX-TSX VANCOUVER, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - UEX Corporation (the "Company") has completed the first phase of its review of its Hidden Bay Project historical drill core and database. The review program has identified several high-quality basement uranium targets that were not previously known to UEX or previous operators of Hidden Bay. UEX intends to drill these priority basement targets during the upcoming winter exploration program on the Hidden Bay property. This...

2014-09-08 08:24:05

VANCOUVER, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on progress made on optimization studies at its Corani Silver-Lead-Zinc deposit as the project advances towards detailed engineering and permitting. The optimization studies, involving three engineering firms led by Global Resource Engineering of Denver, Colorado, have been underway for six months and trade-off studies have identified several design...

2014-09-04 08:23:17

Highlights Include: NB-14-391 Josh Vein North: 18 metres @ 8.5 g/t Gold and 34 g/t Silver NB-14-392 Josh Vein North: 9.3 metres @ 1.9 g/t Gold and 12 g/t Silver & New Rhyolite Zone: 11.3 metres @ 3.3 g/t Gold and 4 g/t Silver VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX:...

Latest Ore Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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...

2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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...

2005-05-25 17:08:21

Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.

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