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2008-10-17 09:00:18

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFMI) details progress on the War Eagle Project. The entrance to the Belle Peck tunnel has now been protected by the installation of massive steel pipes which will allow easy vehicular entrance to the Belle Peck adit and permanent access to the Gold and Silver (Poorman) veins on the mountain. The adit will be explored in its entirety and assays of the accessible veins will be done under the direction of our geologist to allow a fair assessment of the...

2008-10-12 00:00:26

By Marshall Brain Have you ever held an actual lump of coal in your hands? It looks like a black rock. But the thing you immediately notice is its weight. Coal feels incredibly light compared to a normal rock. That's because coal is composed largely of carbon, which is the same lightweight element found in carbon fiber tennis rackets and bike frames. This simple black rock is surprisingly important to the United States. The carbon is what makes coal such a valuable source of energy. When...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

By Ken Ward Jr. For the second time in a year, a state appeals board has thrown out Department of Environmental Protection approval of a new underground mine proposed by International Coal Group for Taylor County. The state Surface Mine Board this week released its decision reversing DEP's approval of a permit for ICG's Tygart No. 1 Mine. Board members ruled that DEP officials did not properly consider potential acid mine drainage from the mine and approved an inadequate ICG plan to...

2008-10-06 06:00:29

Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. (OTCBB:THMG) today announced that Thunder Mountain Resources, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary (Company), has completed their first core hole in its planned exploration program at their South Mountain Mine, Owyhee County, Idaho. The hole (DMEA 2) encountered a zone of mineralization from 656 feet to 705 feet with approximately 40 feet of the core consisting of massive sulfide consisting of sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite - similar in character to that mined...

2008-10-03 09:00:26

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFMI) announces today the signing of a memorandum of agreement to purchase all of the assets of Mineral Extraction Company (Minex). Part of those assets, namely the SINKER TUNNEL complex, will give us access to the workings of all of our tunnels and shafts on a year round basis, as well as allowing us to mine both the ORO FINO and POORMAN veins, from the face of the rock. Considering that the snow situation is very manageable at the altitude where the...

2008-10-03 09:00:26

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today provided an update on its 2008 third quarter production. The Company's volume of approximately 8.0 million tons was 1.4 million tons lower than expected for the quarter as a result of issues that are common to the Appalachian coal regions. The production shortfalls at Patriot's mines resulted from a shortage of skilled workers, difficult geologic conditions, downtime resulting from increased MSHA inspections, and...

2008-09-16 12:00:00

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Avion Resources Corp. ("Avion Resources" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVR), today announced that the Company's Board of Directors have approved a new mining strategy for the Segala and Tabakoto gold projects, located in Mali, West Africa. The Company will focus on the Segala project during the first phase of the new mining strategy. Avion Resources plans to commence mining operations at Segala, which has a 43-101 compliant resource, with two...

2008-09-15 12:00:25

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ANY U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICE OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. URSA Major Minerals Incorporated (TSX:UMJ) ("URSA Major") has released financial and operational results for the quarter ended July 31, 2008. Financial results are based on Canadian GAAP (Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). The Shakespeare Nickel Project, located 70 km west of Sudbury, Ontario, was the main...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

MEZHDURECHENSK, Russia, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO , one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that a new long wall face has been commissioned at the Olzherasskaya-Novaya Mine, at its Southern Kuzbass OAO coal mining subsidiary. New high productive long wall face No. 21-1-3 in seam 21 has been commissioned at the Olzherasskaya-Novaya Mine. Mechel invested approximately $100.0 million (RUR2.5 billion) in the mine's construction. The mining face...

2008-09-04 21:00:27

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2008) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT) (the "Company" or "DPM") announced that the initial program of diamond drilling results in the 'Vein 5' area in the north western part of the Shahumyan Mine at Kapan, Armenia, continues to confirm the potential for bulk mineable polymetallic open pit mineralization. "We acquired Kapan for its world class polymetallic deposit potential. Our exploration team is working hard to advance this...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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