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2011-03-01 06:48:00

VENTURA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic experts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today launched the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. The Coalition will work on a collaborative approach to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products sold around the world by: Leading the industry toward a shared vision of...

2011-03-01 04:00:00

VENTURA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia Inc., the environmentally minded apparel company, has teamed with some of today's top artists, representing a range of genres, to form the Patagonia Music Collective. The Patagonia Music Collective will launch in the United States on Tuesday March 1, 2011 at www.patagonia.com/music. Exclusive tracks will be sold at $.99 each, with net proceeds going directly to the environmental organizations of the artists' preference. Musicians on...

2011-01-24 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to announce that the company has commenced drilling at its Pinguino silver project in Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. The proposed 17,000-meter drill program will initially target shallow, silver-rich mineralization discovered in late 2010 drilling. Multiple centers of this type of high-grade mineralization were discovered throughout the Pinguino property in veins including Tranquilo,...

2010-12-15 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to announce that its 2010-2011 exploration program has commenced in Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Argentina.  The proposed US$4.0-million program is scheduled to include 17,000 meters of drilling. The program will focus on the high-grade silver intersections discovered in reconnaissance drilling completed in 2010 in areas such as Tranquilo, Tranquilo Sur and Luna.  These...

2010-12-06 13:01:00

Grassroots organizer working to protect Gold Butte RENO, Nev., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reno-based grassroots organizer Carrie Sandstedt of the Campaign for America's Wilderness at the Pew Environment Group is among five individuals profiled in the 2010 Patagonia Holiday Favorites catalog. Sandstedt was chosen for her efforts to protect the nation's last remaining wild places, and specifically the Gold Butte area outside Las Vegas, Nevada. "Carrie is a perfect example of...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to provide an update on ongoing diamond drilling and exploration activities at its wholly owned 10,000-hectare Pinguino property in the silver-gold district of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. As part of the ongoing drill program at Pinguino, Argentex drill tested structures that lay along the Tranquilo Trend, a major northwest regional feature crosscutting the Pinguino property....

2010-05-05 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to provide an update on ongoing exploration activities at its Pinguino property in the silver-gold district of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. The northwestern corner of the 10,000-hectare Pinguino property continues to yield new precious metal vein discoveries and excellent results from trenching. The latest results received are from the Luna vein. Results include high-grade silver of...

2010-04-23 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to provide an update on ongoing exploration activities at its Pinguino property in the silver-gold district of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. New drilling on the silver-rich Marta Norte vein continues to expand the strike length and define near-surface mineralization. Results include hole P281-10, which returned 4.03 meters of 297.4 grams per tonne (g/t) silver. "Our high-grade...

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2010-04-13 11:15:00

Argentinean and Spanish researchers have shown that indigenous societies in Patagonia, the southernmost region of the Earth inhabited by humans over the past 13,000 years, were not static and marginal as had always been thought, but in fact had high levels of social organization. The latest study by this team, published in the journal Arctic Anthropology, breaks down false myths and gives these societies the historic recognition they deserve. "Was Patagonia a desert?" Using this question as...

2010-03-31 14:08:00

VANCOUVER, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to provide an update on ongoing exploration activities at its Pinguino property in the silver-gold district of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. Trenching reveals high-grade gold vein at Pinguino One of the new veins recently discovered at Pinguino is the Isla vein, which has been mapped with approximate dimensions of 1 to 3 meters (3.2 to 9.8 feet) wide by 1,700 meters (5,577 feet)...


Latest Patagonia Reference Libraries

Patagonian Weasel, Lyncodon patagonicus
2012-12-31 13:27:36

The Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus) is the sole member of its genus Lyncodon. Its range includes areas of Chile, western Argentina, and the Pampas. It prefers a habitat within xerophytic woodlands and shrub steppes. The Patagonian weasel can reach an average body length between 11.8 and 13.8, with a tail length between 2.4 and 3.5 inches. Its fur is mostly white, with brown and black mixed in. Its legs and ears are short and its tail is bushy. There is not much information...

South American Gray Fox, Lycalopex griseus
2012-12-31 13:20:01

The South American gray fox (Lycalopex griseus), also known as the chilla, Patagonian fox, or the grey zorro, is a species of “false fox” or zorro that is native to South America. Its range includes Chile and Argentina, extending in a line across the Andes Mountain Range. In its Argentinian range, it prefers a habitat within the semiarid western areas from the Andean spurs to the Atlantic coast, where its range widens. In the 1920’s, this species was introduced on to the Falkland...

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2007-01-22 13:24:19

The chilla, grey zorro or South American Grey Fox (Pseudalopex griseus), also known as the Patagonian Fox, is a species of zorro (false foxes). Range and Habitat The South American grey fox is found in the southern cone of South America, particularly in Argentina and Chile. Its range comprises a stripe, both sides of the Andes Mountain Range. In Argentina, this species inhabits the western semiarid region of the country, from the Andean spurs to meridian. South from the Río Grande...

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2006-03-06 17:07:40

The Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. It is a waterbird found throughout South America - in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands. In winter, this bird migrates northwards to Paraguay and southern Brazil. The Laguna Blanca National Park in Argentina is a protected home of the swan.

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