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2010-10-21 00:00:41

Miniature SMD packages available in 2.5VDC or 3.3VDC high speed LVCMOS configurations up to 200.000MHz. Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 Ecliptek Corporation is very pleased to announce the addition of the EPSA family of surface mount spread spectrum quartz resonator based oscillators. These new products further enhance Ecliptek's extensive offering of quartz and MEMS based frequency control products. The new 3.3VDC EPSA13 (5mm x 7mm) and EPSA23 (3.2mm x 5mm) series are available...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Acrex Ventures Ltd. ("Acrex") is pleased to announce that diamond drilling will commence this week on its Grizzly-Kellar Lake gold property (the "Property"). Acrex has an option to acquire a 100% interest on the Property (see news release dated May 18, 2010). Acrex has contracted Forages M. Rouillier Drilling Inc. of Amos, Quebec for the completion of up to 500 metres of drilling. The Property hosts a new gold discovery and lies completely within the...

2009-12-21 10:55:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino, maker of Silestone Natural Quartz, is proud to have been selected as the sole countertop supplier for the 2010 Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C. This project developed by Millennium Water, will not only serve as a "home away from home" for officials and competing athletes, but it will also be one of the first LEED Gold neighborhoods in Canada. The Olympic Village development is the largest North American quartz commercial project in 2009....

2009-10-08 07:30:00

MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced enhancements to its existing "Model 1118" family of high reliability clock oscillators with Swept Quartz. Based on today's specific market needs and customer demand, the 1118E, 1118R and 1118B platforms now all contain Swept Quartz crystals. Published industry studies have found Swept Quartz...

2009-09-24 09:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Silestone(R) by Cosentino(R) has become an active partner in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition "GET ON THE BUS" campaign for Season 7 of the award-winning reality TV show that airs on ABC. Cosentino will be involved in every episode of Season 7, starting Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The 'GET ON THE BUS" theme represents a heightened focus on voluntarism during Season 7. The show has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding...

2008-12-03 08:28:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino(R), a worldwide leader in natural stone, announces the introduction of SenSa(R) with SenGuard(TM) in Lowe's stores nationwide. SenSa by Cosentino is the most consumer-friendly granite on the market, featuring the exclusive SenGuard treatment and 15-year warranty. "Consumers do not have to travel further than their nearest Lowe's store to select SenSa granite and have it installed quickly and efficiently by the foremost authority in the stone...

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2008-11-11 13:32:15

Shock waves around dusty, young stars might be creating the raw materials for planets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The evidence comes in the form of tiny crystals. Spitzer detected crystals similar in make-up to quartz around young stars just beginning to form planets. The crystals, called cristobalite and tridymite, are known to reside in comets, in volcanic lava flows on Earth, and in some meteorites that land on Earth. Astronomers already knew that...

2008-10-06 09:00:39

Dr. Fabio Montanari, President and CEO of Soltera Mining Corp. (PINK SHEETS: SLTA)(FRANKFURT: SN7), is pleased to announce that the results of a structural geological survey at El Torno, Soltera's flagship gold property in Argentina, are now available. El Torno is located in the Andean Cordillera near the international border with Bolivia. It is in the central part of a major mineralized province that extends several hundred kilometers through Argentina and Bolivia. The El Torno property...

2008-09-29 14:41:07

Glass Earth Gold says it has received "strong encouragement" from its Muirs Reef gold prospect in the Bay of Plenty. A first drilling showed initial indications of a broad section of mineralised quartz veins, the NZX-listed Canadian goldminer said yesterday. (c) 2008 Press, The; Christchurch, New Zealand. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 09:00:40

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2008) - High Desert Gold Corporation ("HDG" or the "Company") (TSX:HDG)(TSX:HDG.WT) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Artillery Peak Property located in western Arizona. As a result of the Company's generative reconnaissance program, an option to purchase agreement was recently signed on a high-grade gold property, Artillery Peak, located in western Arizona. Geochemical results obtained from the owner show a series of low...


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2005-05-25 18:55:31

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. It has a hexagonal crystal structure made of trigonal crystallized silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2), with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Density is 2.6 g/cm³. The typical shape is a six-sided prism that ends in six-sided pyramids, although these are often distorted, or so massive that only part of the shape is apparent from a mined specimen. Additionally a bed is a common form, particularly for varieties such as amethyst,...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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