Latest Patagonia Stories

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...

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)...

2010-03-25 13:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation, North America's largest coated paper manufacturer, announced today the release of a new On Paper podcast featuring Jill Dumain, director of environmental strategy for Patagonia. This is the second episode in season three of the popular series designed to bring about positive change in the area of sustainability across industries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) In this episode of On Paper,...

2010-03-12 11:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- elephantjournal.com: Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, stars in a new commercial by American Express. The commercial debuted during the Academy Awards. To view, and for background, visit elephantjournal.com: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/03/my-idol-yvon-chouinard-of-patagonia-in-american-express-commercial/ elephantjournal.com: Waylon Lewis, host of Walk the Talk Show & founder of elephant journal, nominated by Treehugger....

2010-03-09 10:52:00

SEATTLE, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise West (www.cruisewest.com), the world's leading provider of small-ship explorations to the most fascinating destinations on earth, ventures to rugged and mysterious Patagonia in 2011 with four departures aboard the spacious 64-cabin mv Via Australis. The new 8- or 10-night journey highlights hotspots in Chile by land and cruising through renowned channels, scenic bays and glaciated fjords from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, by sea. Save $600 per person by...

2010-01-28 09:42:17

A study of animals visible to the naked eye and living in and on the seabed "“ the 'macrobenthos' "“ of the Straits of Magellan and Drake Passage will help scientists understand the biodiversity, biogeography and ecology of the Magellanic region. "The biodiversity data are from my very first oceanographic cruise with the Chilean Navy in the Magellanic region in 1997, as an early undergraduate," said Dr Sven Thatje of the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth...

2010-01-01 11:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- elephantjournal.com: AMERICAN APPAREL OFFERS CHEAP, MADE IN USA, ECO-FRIENDLY NAIL POLISH. Nail polish, like conventional make up, is connected to cancer, deformities, and other beeee-yu-tiful modern problems. Poison doesn't equate with beauty. For more and to see colors, visit elephantjournal.com: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/12/american-apparel-nail-polish-made-in-usa-non-toxic-affordable/ elephantjournal.com: ESPN'S NEW SHOW: PIRATES OF...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ATX, OTCBB: AGXM) reports that it has initiated its 2009-2010 drill program on the silver-zinc-indium Pinguino property in Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. The initial phase of the program is focused on expanding high-grade silver-gold and silver-zinc-indium targets at Pinguino, starting with diamond drilling at Marta Norte, a high-grade silver zone that has previously returned promising results and that remains...

2009-11-11 07:40:12

How revising an ancient species can change what we know of a lineage's historical distribution and the climate in which it lived Fossil plants are windows to the past, providing us with clues as to what our planet looked like millions of years ago. Not only do fossils tell us which species were present before human-recorded history, but they can provide information about the climate and how and when lineages may have dispersed around the world. Identifying fossil plants can be tricky,...

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...

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'