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2014-12-18 16:22:03

THUNDER BAY, ON and VALLENAR, CHILE, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd.

2014-12-12 08:21:32

VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc.

2014-12-10 20:20:32

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed an updated Technical Report.

2014-12-09 08:22:43

TSX: TVI OTCQX: TVIPF CALGARY, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc.

2014-12-08 08:22:58

VANCOUVER, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Blue River Resources Ltd.

2014-12-01 08:34:43

TSX:TLO ROAD TOWN, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Talon Metals Corp.

2014-11-27 08:21:01

TSX: TVI OTCQX: TVIPF CALGARY, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc.

2014-11-24 08:23:16

VANCOUVER, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd.


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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".

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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...

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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...

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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 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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.