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2012-01-19 12:21:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - INFORM RESOURCES CORP. TSX-V: IRR ("Inform" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has staked an additional 1,590 claims (32,199 hectares) over three blocks on the La Liga silver-lead-zinc Project, located north of Faro, Yukon. The La Liga Project is located approximately 70km north of the town of Faro, and now consists of 2,953 quartz mining claims covering 59,799 hectares over three blocks: Galaxy (2,285 claims), Premiership...

2011-10-12 12:45:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSX-V: FCV) is pleased to report assay results from the first three diamond drill holes from its Santa Rosa Ag-Pb-Zn project, located 100km northeast of Lima, Peru. The best intercept returned was 169 g/t Ag + 7.8% Zn + 8.3% Pb over 10.8m from 162m downhole in hole DDH-11-03. This preliminary drilling is designed to test beneath the Ag-Zn-Pb mineralization exposed in the Santa Rosa and Milagros-Sally underground workings....

Latest Sphalerite Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 10:59:49

Galena is a lead ore. This article describes Galena's mineral properties. In its chemically purified form, Galena is known as Lead Sulfide; refer to that article for chemical and industrial uses. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals, and is the most common ore of lead. Crystals are usually cubic, sometimes octahedral. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite and fluorite. Galena deposits sometimes contain significant amounts of silver as an...

2005-05-25 17:07:47

Sphalerite (ZnS) is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc. It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron as (Zn,Fe)S. It is usually found in association with galena, pyrite, and other sulfides along with calcite, dolomite, and fluorite. Miners have also been known to refer to sphalerite as zinc blende, mock lead, false galena and black-jack. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or gray to gray-black, and it may be shiny or dull. Its...

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