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2010-08-10 07:45:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE, FSE: D7H) (the "Company" or "Commerce") is pleased to announce that drilling is underway on the Company's Eldor Tantalum-Niobium and Rare Earth Element Project located in northern Quebec. Up to 15 holes totaling 3,000 metres will be completed. The exploration program will also include prospecting, mapping, soil sampling, a ground magnetic survey, and trenching. The focus of the program will be to test the newly...

2010-08-03 16:09:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) ("Magma" or the "Company") today announced that it has extended the deadline for holding its annual general meeting from September 2, 2010 to December 2, 2010 in order to provide sufficient time for the Company, and its external auditors, to finalize the Company's audited annual financial statements. The Company held an annual general meeting on June 2, 2009 prior to its initial public offering. Pursuant to corporate...

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2010-08-03 09:20:21

A new study has found that a mixing of two different types of magma is the key to the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, and that eruptions often happen in a relatively short time "“ weeks or months "“ after this mixing occurs. This behavior is somewhat different than that of most other Cascade Range volcanoes, researchers said, including Mount Hood's nearby, more explosive neighbor, Mount St. Helens. The research is being reported this week in Nature...

2010-06-14 08:25:00

(All amounts in US dollars unless otherwise stated) VANCOUVER, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) is pleased to provide an update on its activities at three of its Nevada projects. At the Soda Lake operation, the Phase 1 Expansion program is on-going with further field optimization activities and new drilling planned to increase the plant output to its nameplate capacity of 23 MW from its current 13.5 MW. Costs remain well under the initial budget of $18.2...

2010-04-08 09:58:00

Symbol: LCO.H - TSXV VANCOUVER, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - LAGASCO CORP. ("Lagasco" or the "Company") is pleased to report assay results and material data on the Anchaca Project in Southern Peru, on which the Company has an exclusive option to acquire the rights under option by Exploraciones Cori Condor S.A.C (ECC), as previously announced in a news release dated April 1, 2010. Additionally, the Company is currently finalizing plans for a private placement financing to fund the...

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2010-03-22 13:13:36

Study will help determine if sites linked to the massive orbs will be designated for preservation and promotion because of their 'outstanding value to humanity' The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones. So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero. Hoopes, associate professor of anthropology...

2010-01-07 15:30:00

TSX-V: RES VANCOUVER, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rare Element Resources Ltd (TSX-V: RES) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Nuiklavik rare-earth-element (REE) prospect from Altius Resources Inc. ("Altius"). The property is located approximately 25 kilometers from tide water and 50 kilometers from the community of Hopedale, Labrador, Canada. Altius initiated the project in 2006 to target volcanic-hosted uranium-type deposits. Previous work in the 1980s and 1990s by the...

2009-12-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Agency Magma today announced it has launched Tuckerspointhotelandspa.com, an understated site created for Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa in Bermuda. The site reflects the attitude and beauty of the "Best in Bermuda." Tucker's Point partnered with Agency Magma in an effort to modernize the way the brand markets itself and is centering its strategy around the website. The new website is transparently innovative allowing for navigation that is intuitive, yet...

2009-11-16 08:05:00

Positive first quarter at Bokoni Growth projects on track to deliver 270,000 PGM (4E) ounces by 2014 VANCOUVER, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ; NYSE Amex: ANO; JSE: ARQ) announces its production and financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2009. This release should be read with the Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis,...

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2009-09-14 11:05:00

Last month, officials with the Netherlands' national museum reported that it had been holding a piece of petrified wood, which had been mistaken for a piece of rubble from the surface of the moon. The announcement sparked an investigation, being led by the Associated Press, to recover the whereabouts of about 270 moon rocks. The rocks were collected by US astronauts and distributed to other countries as international gifts from the Nixon administration. But since then, many of the rare stones...


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2005-05-26 12:03:39

Biotite is a common phyllosilicate mineral that contains potassium, magnesium, iron and aluminium. It is sometimes called "iron mica" and is found in granitic rocks, gneisses, and schists. Like other mica minerals, biotite has a highly perfect basal cleavage, its flexible sheets easily flaking off. It has a hardness of 2.5 - 3, a specific gravity of 2.7 - 3.1, is colored greenish to brown or black, and can be transparent to opaque. Biotite is occasionally found in large sheets, especially in...

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2005-05-26 11:30:45

Chert is a fine-grained silica-rich cryptocrystalline sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils. It varies greatly in color from white to black, but most often manifests as gray, brown, grayish brown and light green to rusty red; its color is an expression of trace elements present in the rock, and both red and green are most often related to traces of iron (in its oxidized and reduced forms respectively). It outcrops as nodules in limestone, chalk, and dolostone formations as a...

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2005-05-26 11:26:59

Chromite, iron magnesium chromium oxide: (Fe,Mg)Cr2O4, is an oxide mineral belonging to the spinel group. Magnesium is always present in variable amounts, also aluminium and iron substitute for chromium. Chromite is found in peridotite and other layered ultramafic intrusive rocks and also found in metamorphic rocks such as serpentinites. Ore deposites of chromite form as early magmatic differentiates. It is commonly associated with olivine, magnetite, serpentine, and corundum. Chromite is...

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2005-05-26 11:13:08

In geology, a conglomerate is a rock consisting of other stones that have been cemented together. Conglomerates are sedimentary rocks consisting of subangular clasts and are thus differentiated from breccias, which consist of angular clasts. Both conglomerates and breccias are characterized by clasts larger than sand (>2 mm). There are two varieties of conglomerate, defined by texture: paraconglomerates and orthoconglomerates. Paraconglomerates are one of two varieties of conglomerate...

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2005-05-26 11:01:52

Diorite is a grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), hornblende, and/or pyroxene. Varieties deficient in hornblende and other dark minerals are called leucodiorite. It is often described as "salt and pepper" when composed largely of light-colored minerals randomly interspersed with dark minerals. When olivine and more iron-rich augite are present, the rock grades into ferrodiorite, which is transitional to...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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