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2008-10-01 09:00:31

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Shoreham Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SMH) ("SMH" or "Shoreham"), a Canadian based exploration company dedicated to the exploration of advanced precious metal and polymetallic deposits in South America and Canada, is pleased to announce further developments regarding its Potaro-Maple Creek gold and diamond project in Guyana. Pursuant to an agreement with Vannessa Ventures Ltd. (now Infinito Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IG)) finalized in March 2007, the...

2008-10-01 03:00:19

By Hsu, Huai-Houh Preparation of Large-Sized Silty Sand Specimens Using a Water Spray Method In-situ tests are often used to determine the engineering properties of sand. The cone penetration test (CPT) is a widely used method. Interpretations of the CPT are mostly developed based on chamber calibration tests. Early CPT calibration tests used clean, uniformly graded silica or quartz sand in most cases. Many empirical rules and analytical models have been established based on tests using...

2008-09-29 18:00:31

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it intends to idle its Jupiter mining complex by the end of 2008. The Jupiter complex produced 1.5 million tons of thermal coal in 2007. The complex currently consists of one underground mine, and previously included the Thunderhill surface mine, which was closed as a result of an October 2007 court injunction that blocked the use of a lawfully issued mining permit. The constrained underground...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; David E Chopy COVENTRY -- Developer Nicholas E. Cambio has signed an agreement with the state to prevent the erosion of soil from his Centre of New England business park into neighboring lakes and wetlands. Under the agreement signed Sept. 11, Cambio must pay the Department of Environment $103,000 in fines and place $225,000 in escrow to perform drainage and other work to protect the abutting properties. The agreement lists a timetable for compliance in various...

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2008-09-12 10:30:00

The precise timing of the origin of life on Earth and the changes in life during the past 4.5 billion years has been a subject of great controversy for the past century. The principal indicator of the amount of organic carbon produced by biological activity traditionally used is the ratio of the less abundant isotope of carbon, 13C, to the more abundant isotope, 12C. As plants preferentially incorporate 12C, during periods of high production of organic material the 13C/12C ratio of carbonate...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By MACDONALD, Rosalyn BEACH users are being warned to stay away from eroding sand dunes and hanging stairways along New Plymouth's waterfront. New Plymouth District Council acting parks manager Trevor Hornby says many people are excited about the stormy weather, but he warns them to stay away from the danger zones. "The last thing we want is for someone to be buried under collapsing sand -- especially if that someone is a child -- so we're asking parents to keep an eye on their...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Point Energy Corp. (TSX-V:GPE) (Frankfurt:A0HGQ1) (the "Company" or "GPE") reported today that it has entered into a letter agreement ("Agreement") with Gas Plus International B.V. ("Gas Plus") to farm-in to a fifty percent working interest in Block 106 ("the Block") comprising 920 square kilometers (227,000 acres) located around the city of Szczecinekin in northwest Poland. GPE has agreed to pay approximately US$250,000 in back costs and...

2008-07-26 21:00:23

By Sean Boone, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jul. 26--"It looked like a very dangerous situation for anyone concerned," said beachgoer and local resident Glenda Moore. Moore was one of several witnesses to a breach of Draper Lake on July 17 that swept several children into the Gulf of Mexico. "Just the power of the water -- it's something that concerns me because of the safety (and not enough warnings posted)." According to Moore, several children had to be assisted to shore...

2008-07-20 00:00:26

By Terry McCoy The 520 cubic yards of earth extracted each day from beneath the Allegheny River for the North Shore Connector is turning molehills into mountains at the former LTV Steel site in Hazelwood. By the end of the tunnel project in 2011, which will extend the Port Authority's T light rail system to the North Shore, officials estimate nearly 70,000 cubic yards of dirt, clay and sand will be mined and hauled away. That's enough dirt to fill Heinz Field 120 feet high. Day by...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By CHRISTINA ABEL After about three years of losing sand from the dunes behind their homes because of beach erosion, some homeowners in South Ponte Vedra Beach are regaining sand, very slowly and naturally. Resident Gary Close said he's among those who have gotten a pleasant surprise - more sand on the dune behind his house. "Sand has built up in front of the bulkheads and the beach has a slope so high [the] tide does not reach the [temporary sea] walls the way it used to," Close said....


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River Delta
2013-04-18 22:36:25

A river delta is a landform that is created at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, estuary, lake, sea, or reservoir. These deltas are built from the deposition of the sediment that is carried by the river as the flow exit’s the mouth of the river. Over a long period of time, this deposition constructs the distinctive geographic pattern of a river delta. The creation of a delta is made up of three core forms: the bottomset, topset, and foreset/frontset. Bottomset...

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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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