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2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 22--Nearly a year after the collapse of the Crandall Canyon coal mine killed nine men, the top federal mine safety official said Monday that steps have been taken that "absolutely" make working in Utah's mines safer. Acting Assistant Labor Secretary Richard Stickler said that, since the Crandall Canyon disaster, the agency has implemented a more rigorous safety screening process for proposals to work in deep mines like those in Utah. That...

2008-07-21 08:45:00

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2008) - Selkirk Metals Corp. ("Selkirk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SLK) is pleased to provide this update of operations on the Ruddock Creek Property, located 100 km north-northwest of Revelstoke in the Kamloops and Revelstoke Mining Divisions, British Columbia. On July 12th, the underground drilling contractors completed the first underground drill hole ever drilled at Ruddock successfully intersecting the deep E Zone exactly as...

2008-07-14 12:00:46

ROYAL STANDARD MINERALS INC.(TSX VENTURE: RSM)(OTCBB: RYSMF) - At Goldwedge, the program of processing the low grade gold mineralized stockpiled material that was mined during the development of the upper portion of the decline is near completion. This material has been used to further the development and achieve the necessary improvements to the plant configuration for the best gold recoveries with the onsite gravity plant, according to Qualified Person, Roland M. Larsen. The first...

2008-06-27 12:02:55

By Rachel Carta, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jun. 27--MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP -- A state official said a Shamokin area miner killed in an accident June 16 at Harmony Mine was in an area where the roof was not supported. Tom Rathbun, spokesman, state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), said Thursday that Harmony Mine's roof control plan was not being properly adhered to by miners at the time of the accident that killed 45-year-old Robert Carey, of East Cameron Township. "The...

2008-06-25 09:03:04

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFMI) announced the discovery of the "Belle Peck" adit on War Eagle Mountain. The long-lost "Belle Peck" adit was rediscovered after 100-plus years of being lost due to avalanches, cave-ins and encroaching vegetation. The "Belle Peck" adit is one of two adits that lead horizontally to the world renowned "Poorman" silver mine, War Eagle Mountain, south of Boise, Idaho. The "Oso" adit, another important adit, has not yet been located and is presumed to...

2008-06-24 09:03:02

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - International Minerals Corporation (TSX: IMZ) (SWX: IMZ) reports high-grade drill results (including 2.2 meters ("m") at 30.8 grammes per tonne (g/t) gold from veins within the western part of the Bolivar Zone at its 100%-held Rio Blanco gold-silver project in Ecuador. The east-west trending vein system in the Bolivar Zone (see attached map) is approximately 1.5km in strike length and is located only 350m north of the Alejandra North vein,...

2008-06-20 09:00:34

VANCOUVER, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Minerals Ltd. (CTG: TSX-Venture Exchange, DFP: Frankfurt Exchange, OTC: GMLFF.PK) is pleased to provide a Production and Sales update for the Front Range Project. FRONT RANGE PROJECT: PRODUCTION & SALES UPDATE Gold & Silver Sales Seven truckloads of concentrate have been shipped to date in 2008. This compares to eight truckloads for all of 2007. It is anticipated that an additional fifteen truckloads of concentrate will...

2008-06-18 09:00:00

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP -- Robert Carey was seated along a coal rib in an underground anthracite mine Monday morning when the roof collapsed, pinning him between the rib and roofing material and ultimately claiming his life. A preliminary report by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), a division of U.S. Department of Labor, said the roof fall was 30-feet wide by 20-feet long and ranged in thickness from 4 inches to 4 feet. The accident occurred at 9:20 a.m. near the operator's...

2008-06-10 09:00:48

Great Basin Gold Ltd. (TSX: GBG)(AMEX: GBN)(JSE: GBG) ("Great Basin Gold" or the "Company") announces the milling results of production at the Company's Hollister Mine in Nevada, USA. Processing of the ore was completed in May 2008 at Newmont's Midas mill, located 20 miles from Hollister. Approximately 5,000 tons of ore with a gold head grade of 1.2 ounces per ton and a silver head grade of 9.5 ounces per ton realized net revenue of $3.9 million after toll treatment costs of $45 per dry ton...

2008-04-07 18:00:46

SPOKANE, Wash., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Crest Mines, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GCMN) is pleased to announce it has completed a Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with the Bradley Mining Company (BMC) covering 175 acres of patented mining claims owned by BMC in the Stibnite-Yellow Pine Mining District, Valley County, Idaho. A preliminary letter agreement related to this transaction was reported in a press release dated March 14, 2008. The Agreement provides GCMN with...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.