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2008-09-01 03:00:18

By Hengel, Mark RISING ENERGY PRICES have made exploiting many of Arkansas' natural resources more viable, and many of those resources are in south Arkansas. "The price of energy commodities always renews interest in Arkansas' resources," said Ed Ratchford, senior petroleum geologist at the Arkansas Geological Survey. "Arkansas is rich in fossil fuels and has a long history of production of fossil fuels." Recent developments prompting increased interest in energy production in south...

2008-08-28 15:01:01

By Letter to the Editor Energy sources I agree with Mike Roudnev's letter published in The Times of August 6 regarding electricity generation, especially when he says, "Offshore drilling may be our best alternative." I would add that nuclear and coal are other "best" alternatives. For example, coal gasification plants can not only produce gas for power generation but can also capture carbon dioxide off gas which can be pipelined to oil fields for enhanced oil recovery. Oil shale is...

2008-07-31 12:00:59

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Cougar Minerals Corp. (CNQ:COUG) ("Cougar") and Noble Hydrocarbons Alta Ltd ("NHA"), a subsidiary of Noble Metals Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NMG) have begun a diamond drill program on NHA's oil shale permitted holdings located near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. Under the Cougar/NHA agreement (see Cougar news release July 16, 2008) Cougar has advanced $550,000 to NHA to earn an option to acquire a 25% interest in any non-hydrocarbon resource...

2008-07-19 15:00:30

By Charles Owens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Jul. 19--TAZEWELL, Va. -- Times could soon be getting tougher for residents of Southwest Virginia. Appalachian Power filed for a 11.7 percent rate increase Friday with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The fuel factor filing is in addition to an earlier 24 percent rate increase request by the company still pending with the commission. Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, is seeking an increase in the...

2008-07-15 03:00:28

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - CLOUDBREAK RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CDB)(FRANKFURT:C6K)(PINK SHEETS:CUDBF). President Blair Naughty is pleased to report Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. has applied for a 100% interest in a further 108 Coal Dispositions located on the east side of the Pasquia Hills of East-Central Saskatchewan. This acquisition is in addition to the 246 Dispositions already pending in the system. These Coal Dispositions are in proximity to the recently...

2008-07-14 12:00:46

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Atacama Minerals Corp. ("Atacama" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AAM) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a large land package in a major new potash region in northeastern Brazil. Application has been made for exploration permits in the state of Bahia covering 1,444 square kilometers (357,000 acres) of lands located 30 kilometres west of the port city of Salvador. The "Salvador Potash Project" is located along the Atlantic...

2008-07-08 06:00:27

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b73076/2008_anthracite) has announced the addition of the "2008 Anthracite & Coke Market Forecast" report to their offering. There is clear reverse distribution in China between her coal resources and water resources, and consumption between the two. China is a water-poor country, and the average annual water resources are about 2.8 trillion cubic meters. The per capita consumption is only 1 / 4 of the world's per...

2008-06-25 12:02:53

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES East Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "East Energy") (TSX VENTURE:EEC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% ownership of the Hinton Coal Property (the "Hinton Property") in the Foothills Region of central Alberta. The Hinton Property is a surface mineable deposit and is in a land use area classified as category four which is the most...

2008-06-25 00:02:45

GAS exploration firm BG Group turned up the heat on Australia's Origin today by announcing plans to make an improved Pounds 6.7 billion offer direct to shareholders. The decision to go hostile comes a month after Origin's board backed an offer from BG, but changed its mind a day later because a separate deal in the industry caused executives to rethink the company's value. The latest proposal is 5.4 per cent more than BG offered in its initial bid and a 48 per cent premium on Origin's...

2008-06-19 03:00:27

By WOOD, Alan Pike River Coal's tunnelling work has reached the Hawera fractured fault zone ahead of a West Coast coal seam the miner expects to reach in July. The listed miner has worked through hard gneiss rock structure as it looks to access the underground premium hard- coking coal deposit at its Pike River mine. On the other side of the fault zone tunnellers plan to move into sedimentary shales, sandstones and coal measures. Chief executive Gordon Ward said conditions through...


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Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

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2005-05-26 11:56:59

Celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

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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 11:13:08

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 11:01:09

Dolomite is a mineral (formula CaMg(CO3)2) consisting of a calcium magnesium carbonate found in crystals and in beds as dolostone. A pure form of dolostone would be rare, however; it usually intergrades with limestone and is referred to as dolomitic limestone, or in old U. S. geologic literature as magnesian limestone. Dolomite has physical properties similar to those of the mineral calcite, but is less soluble in hydrochloric acid. There is uncertainty as to the cause of its formation,...

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