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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. The El Toro project is excluded from the Gold Fields option agreement. HIGHLIGHTS - New rock samples return values up to 35.19 g/t gold; - 14 samples greater than 10 g/t gold; - 40% of all samples greater than 1 g/t gold;...

2008-09-24 09:00:34

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2008) - THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Australian Solomons Gold Limited ("ASG" or the "Company")(TSX:SGA) today announced results from three recent drill holes at its Gold Ridge Project in the Solomon Islands and provided a progress update. Charivunga Mineralised Zone ("CMZ") Drilling Highlights -------------------------------------------------------- Hole________...

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. Originally, the townsite was further north in East Willow Creek Canyon near the confluence with West Willow Creek. A disastrous fire in 1894 wiped out the town, and a new settlement sprang up to the south at a location at first called Jimtown....

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. Carl Francis, Harvard Univeristy; Dr. Robert King, Tewkesbury, Great Britain; Dr. Marian Lupulescu, New York State Museum; and Dr. George Robinson, Michigan Technological University. PSEUDOBROOKITE FROM THE NINE MILE PLUTON,...

2008-07-14 09:00:51

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - OroAndes Resource Corp. ("OroAndes" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OAR), is pleased to report that the 137 checked results of panel and channel samples have confirmed high gold and silver concentrations from multiple locations within a mineralized oreshoot presently being mined at the Alto El Toro Gold Project in the Department of Tolima, Colombia. The samples were collected at nominal 10-meter spacings along the underground...

2008-07-02 15:00:37

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - High Desert Gold Corporation ("HDG" or the Company) (TSX:HDG)(TSX:HDG.WT) is pleased to announce that the ongoing North American reconnaissance program has completed the initial evaluation of its wholly owned Kinkaid gold-copper property located approximately 24 kilometers northeast of Hawthorne, Nevada. HDG acquired the property through staking in September of 2007 and now has 260 federal lode claims covering 2,174 hectares. The...

2008-06-17 09:00:50

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Underworld Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UW) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its 100% owned White Gold and Black Fox Gold Project, in the Yukon Territory. The 2,000 meter diamond drill program will drill test both vein and disseminated gold targets. The program will drill test targets identified during the 2007 exploration program. The 2007 exploration included extensive mapping, mechanical trenching, IP...

2008-06-14 18:00:11

By Elaine Warner, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jun. 14--EDMOND -- The pine-covered rise and fall of the hills was like green waves rolling over a vast ocean. The road kinked and curled. The sun ducked behind the hills leaving mysterious shadows under the towering trees. Around a final curve was my spacious log cabin. Passing through the living room to the back deck, I found the hot tub. Flipping the cover back, I discovered the water was a perfect 101 degrees. Through the trees the lights...

2007-12-11 06:00:24

By Hawkins, Michael The origins of the mines in the Ellenville area, like so many of the mines of early America, have been lost in the fog of time. Local legends have the mines variously attributed to the Dutch, the Spanish (remnants of Ponce de Leon's party searching for the fountain of youth), American Indians, or aliens in UFOs seeking to extract energy from the quartz crystals deep within the Shawangunk Mountains. Today, all that remains of the famous Ellenville mines are a few tailings...

2007-03-26 09:00:09

Discera, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based oscillators, announced today the completion of a $17.5 million Series C round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners. Discera, which recently began shipping its first products for direct replacement of quartz crystal oscillators for timing components in electronics devices, will use the funding to support increased production, distribution and marketing. Scale Venture Partners joins previous investors 3i, Partech International and Ardesta LLC. New...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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