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2011-07-28 13:16:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- i-minerals inc. (TSX.V: IMA , US OTC: IMAHF) announces it has received initial results from Dorfner Anzaplan ("Dorfner"), a specialty quartz testing laboratory in Germany. Dorfner's initial work included a detailed analysis of the quartz product derived from the primary clay material from the Company's Bovill Kaolin Project. The material was first processed at Ginn Mineral Research in Sandersville, Georgia, wherein the clay fraction...

2011-05-19 12:18:00

RENO, Nev., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Potash America, Inc. (OTCBB: PTAM) (the "Company") announced today that during mid-March, the company entered into a Letter Of Intent covering the purchase of 100% of the potash claims located in Newfoundland, Canada title 018321M that is part of the historic St. Finton's Potash Intercept. The Company joins several other junior miners in this area. The historical data and due diligence reviewed by the Company indicates that the Company intends to...

2010-08-23 11:49:00

(PRZCF.OTCBB) (PH0.FRANKFURT) (TSXV.GR) VANCOUVER, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GREENLIGHT RESOURCES INC. (TSXV.GR), announces that it has received preliminary results from its mapping and prospecting on its Brazil Lake Lithium and Rare Metal property in Nova Scotia. Three new primary target areas have been identified, which are in addition to the known North and South pegmatite dikes which are currently being drilled. The three new targets, identified by pegmatite boulder float trains,...

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2010-08-08 20:02:37

Several lines of evidence support the idea that life originated with molecules that lay between mica sheetsThat age-old question, "where did life on Earth start?" now has a new answer. If the life between the mica sheets hypothesis is correct, life would have originated between sheets of mica that were layered like the pages in a book.The so-called "life between the sheets" mica hypothesis was developed by Helen Hansma of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with funding from the...

2010-07-28 12:09:00

(PRZCF.OTCBB) (PH0.FRANKFURT) (TSXV.PHE) VANCOUVER, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - PETRO HORIZON ENERGY CORP. (TSXV.PHE), announces that it is proceeding with a non-brokered private placement of up to 1,750,000 flow-through units in the capital stock at $0.20 per unit for total gross proceeds of $350,000. Each flow-through unit will consist of one common flow-through share and one 1/2 share purchase warrant. Each full share purchase warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one...

2010-06-17 08:00:00

(PRZCF.OTCBB) (PH0.FRANKFURT) (TSXV.PHE) VANCOUVER, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - PETRO HORIZON ENERGY CORP. (TSXV.PHE), announces that it is pleased to report that a National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report on the Brazil Lake property (BLP) has been filed on the Sedar system and is also available on the Company's website at www.petrohorizonenergy.com. The Report, prepared for the Company by Mercator Geological Services (Mercator) of Dartmouth, provides the first...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petro Horizon Energy Corp. (TSXV.PHE) (PRZCF.OTCBB) (PH0.FRANKFURT), is pleased to announce that the Company has executed a Letter of Intent ("LOI"), dated February 5th, 2010, with Champlain Mineral Ventures Ltd ("Champlain"), a private Nova Scotia based corporation, to earn up to a 75% undivided ownership interest in the Brazil Lake Lithium Rare Earth Property ("Property") in southern Nova Scotia. BRAZIL LAKE PROPERTY (Lithium and Rare Earths...

2009-12-02 16:53:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Mica - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164416/Mica---A-Global-Market-Report.html The Mica industry's activity and progress is significantly impacted by both internal and external factors. While internal factors such as corporate activity and technology developments influence the course of the industry directly, external factors such as...

2009-10-21 10:09:00

"Drop the Rock" Campaign Urges Statewide Action and Builds Awareness about Cancer-Causing Asbestos MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Manhattan Beach City Council for passing RESOLUTION NO. 6223 "Urging the state legislature to repeal the designation of serpentine, the host of asbestos, as the official state rock, in support of world eradication of asbestos for public health as urged by the Asbestos...

2009-04-24 09:57:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NaturalNano, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NNAN) (FWB: N3N), a developer of extended release technologies and supplier of polymer additives based on naturally occurring nanomaterials, is featured in an interview, (click here) (http://www.wallstreetreporter.com/index.php/2009/04/natural-nano-otc-bb-nnan-ceo-interview/) with Juan Costello, senior analyst of the Wall Street Reporter. During this in-depth interview, James Wemett discusses...


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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 09:42:14

Kaolinite is a mineral with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen molecules to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. It is also known as china clay and kaolin (高嶺土 in pinyin: gao1 ling3 tu3), named after Gaoling ("High Hill"), Jingde Town, Jiangxi, China. It is a soft, earthy, usually white mineral (dioctahedral phyllosilicate clay), produced by the chemical weathering of feldspar. In...

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2005-05-26 08:40:58

The mica group of minerals includes several closely related materials having highly perfect basal cleavage. All are monoclinic with a tendency towards pseudo-hexagonal crystals and are similar in chemical composition. The highly perfect cleavage, which is the most prominent characteristic of mica, is explained by the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of its atoms. The word "mica" is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, meaning to shine, in reference to the brilliant appearance...

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2005-05-26 08:35:42

Muscovite, also known as potash mica, is a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium. It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminae (sheets), which are often highly elastic. Muscovite has a hardness of 2 - 2.25 and a specific gravity of 2.76 - 3. It can be colorless or tinted through grays, browns, greens, yellows, or rarely violet or red, and can be transparent or translucent. The green form is called Fuchsite, KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2. Muscovite is the most...

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2005-05-25 18:04:52

Serpentine is a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4) minerals. In mineralogy, serpentine may refer to any of 20 minerals belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these minerals are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made. There are three important aggregate structures of serpentine: antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite. Overview Serpentine is said to owe its name either to its serpent-like...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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