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2014-10-28 08:26:50

TSX, NYSE-MKT Symbol: NCQ Re-logging and re-sampling of historical drill holes to confirm resource continuity - forming the basis for determining the ultimate pit configuration and design at the Bornite Project VANCOUVER, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - NovaCopper Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: NCQ) ("NovaCopper" or "the Company") is pleased to announce results from its re-logging and re-sampling program at the Bornite Project, which is part of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects ("UKMP") located in the Ambler...

2014-10-28 08:26:14

NB-14-400 Josh Vein: 6 metres @ 14 g/t Gold and 60 g/t Silver Footwall Stockwork: 16.3 metres @ 33 g/t Gold and 20 g/t Silver Including 6.7 metres @ 73 g/t Gold and 38 g/t Silver NB-14-401 Hangingwall Stockwork: 21 metres @ 7 g/t Gold and 8 g/t Silver VANCOUVER, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the...

2014-10-23 08:27:23

TSX: TVI OTCQX: TVIPF CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF) ("TVI" or "the Company") and TVI's Philippine affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. ("TVIRD") are pleased to announce that Agata Mining Ventures Inc. ("AMVI"), a joint venture company in which TVIRD holds a 60% interest and is the operator, has completed its first shipment of high-iron/low nickel direct shipping ore ("DSO") produced from the Agata project located in northern Mindanao,...

2014-10-23 04:20:57

TSX.V: SCZ VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX.V:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") is pleased to announce third quarter 2014 production of 184,900 silver equivalent ounces from the Company's Rosario Mine in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This production represents a 9.9% quarter over quarter increase as compared with Q2 2014 silver equivalent ounces. During the second quarter, the Rosario Mine produced at an average rate of approximately 325 tonnes per day...

2014-10-22 12:32:35

DUBLIN, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Zinc Oxide Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Zinc Oxide Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global zinc oxide industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

2014-10-21 16:24:28

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atna Resources Ltd. ("Atna" or the "Company") (TSX:ATN / OTCQB:ATNAF) is pleased to announce the SEDAR filing of its Technical Report for its Pinson Underground Project and the results of a positive pre-feasibility study for the Mag Open Pit Project at Pinson, located in Humboldt County, Nevada. The report can be found in its entirety on SEDAR and on the Company's website at www.atna.com/s/Pinson.asp As previously announced on September 15th, 2014...

2014-10-16 12:23:35

TSX: TVI OTCQX: TVIPF CALGARY, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF) ("TVI") and TVI's Philippine affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. ("TVIRD") are pleased to announce that loading has commenced on the first shipment of high-iron/low nickel direct shipping ore ("DSO") produced from the Agata project located in northern Mindanao, the Philippines. The launch of the Agata DSO operation is the culmination of two years of mine development and permitting...

2014-10-16 08:24:33

-- New ground to cover the NW extension of a 500m long gold in soil anomaly coinciding with a suspected weak chargeability induced polarization anomaly. KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Murgor Resources Inc. (TSXV: MGR) ("Murgor") announced today that it has staked an additional 16 unit claim covering 256 hectares to cover the possible extension of a significant gold in soil anomaly at its Gullrock property in Red Lake, Ontario. The Gullrock property is contiguous...

2014-10-16 08:24:25

Trading Symbols: TSX: SEANYSE: SA TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today additional results from this year's drill program at its 100% owned KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Results from the Iron Cap Lower Zone continue to outline a major new gold-copper discovery beneath Iron Cap, one of KSM's four large porphyry deposits. Data from eight new holes released today and seven holes announced previously (see news release of...

2014-10-15 04:20:44

VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard") provides an exploration update for recent activities at the Marigold mine ("Marigold") in Nevada, U.S., in advance of an investment analysts site visit October 15, 2014. Marigold is expected to produce an annual average of 186,000 ounces gold over a nine-year mine life, as reported in a news release dated October 6, 2014. With Marigold's long-lived production...

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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