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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-09-25 17:46:38

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2008) - GoldQuest Mining Corp. ("GoldQuest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GQC)(FRANKFURT:M1W) is pleased to report new sample results from its 100% owned El Toro project located in the central Dominican Republic.

2008-09-24 09:00:34


2008-09-04 03:00:18

By Smith, Arthur E The Amethyst, Commodore No. 5 & Bulldog Mountain Mines Mineral County, Colorado Creede is located in southwestern Colorado on the edge of the San Juan Mountains just south of where Willow Creek enters the Rio Grande Valley.

2008-07-17 03:00:00

By Anonymous THE TWENTY-FOURTH TECHNICAL SESSION of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (RMS) was held on 13 April 2007. Twelve abstracts were accepted and presented as oral papers. The review panel consisted of Dr. Steven Chamberlain, New York State Museum; Dr.

2008-07-14 09:00:51

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - OroAndes Resource Corp.

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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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