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2008-08-01 18:00:26

Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront") (TSX VENTURE: NOT) is pleased to report that the board of directors have approved retaining of two new consultants to assist on the Double Eagle project: Stephen Balch Stephen Balch has worked for more than 23 years as an exploration geophysicist and developer of geophysical technology. From 1995 to 2001 Mr. Balch worked as an area and senior geophysicist for Inco Limited exploring for nickel deposits in the Sudbury Basin and at Voisey's Bay. As an...

2008-08-01 06:00:35

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S. A. (Arequipa, Peru) is planning a $1 billion expansion at its Cerro Verde copper mine in order to boost production from 300,000 tons of copper per year to 400,000 tons per year. Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde is controlled 53.56% by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated (NYSE:FCX), 21% by SMM Cerro Verde Netherlands B.V., 18.5% by Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A. (NYSE:BVN), and 6.94% by...

2008-07-30 12:01:00

Vulcan Minerals Inc. ("the Company")(TSX VENTURE: VUL) is pleased to announce that it has been advised by Nortec Ventures Corp. (Nortec) that drilling has commenced on the TL - Tasisuak Lake nickel-copper-cobalt property in Northern Labrador. The property is situated along a regional geological contact between Nain Plutonic rocks, which hosts the Voisey's Bay nickel-copper mine, and sulphur rich gneisses near a crustal suture between two Precambrian continental plates. A magmatic sulphide...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - Minco Silver Corporation (the "Company" or "Minco Silver") (TSX:MSV) is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Zahovskis has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Minco Silver. Mr. Zahovskis will be based at the Head Office in Vancouver, Canada and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company. Mr. Zahovskis graduated from Queen's University, Canada, with an Honors B.Sc. in Mining Engineering. He brings...

2008-07-25 21:00:28

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2008) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE:TCK) ("Teck") announced today that shareholders of Global Copper Corp. have voted to approve the previously announced plan of arrangement under which Teck Cominco will acquire all of the shares of Global. Global's principal asset is the Relincho copper project in Chile. Substantially all of Global's other assets, including Global's interest in the Taca Taca and San Jorge properties in...

2008-07-24 12:00:53

GA Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE: GAC.P) ("GAC") is pleased to report in furtherance of its previously announced proposed transaction with Kimpar Resources Inc. ("Kimpar"), pursuant to which GAC intends to complete a business combination with Kimpar (the "Transaction"). If completed, the Transaction is expected to constitute a qualifying transaction for GAC, as defined in Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange" or "TSX Venture") Corporate Finance Manual. About Kimpar Kimpar is...

2008-07-16 09:01:00

Metso Corporation Company release on July 16, 2008 at 2.00 p.m. Metso Minerals will supply grinding equipment to Minera Petaquilla, S.A. in Panama for its Petaquilla copper mine, located approximately 100 kilometers west of the Panama Canal. The delivery will be completed by the middle of 2011. The value of the order is approximately EUR 48 million. The order is included in Metso's second-quarter order backlog. The order comprises two SAG mills of 38 ft in diameter by 24.8 ft in length...

2008-07-14 18:00:30

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE:TCK) and Xstrata Zinc today announce the closure of the joint venture Lennard Shelf Pillara mine in Western Australia. Operations are expected to cease by early August. The Pillara mine has become uneconomic, primarily due to the sharp decline in zinc and lead prices compounded by the appreciation in the Australian dollar. Higher energy and labour costs and lower...

2008-07-14 12:00:46

By Peter Passi, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 14--There's no shortage of interest on the part of mine developers eager to exploit a rich nickel-copper-precious metalsformation stretching northeast in a band from the outskirts of Babbitt toward Ely. In all, five separate companies have projects in the works. Initial estimates of the ore body's size were large, but they're getting bigger as the results of test drilling are analyzed. As of 2002, geologists estimated the deposit --...

2008-07-09 09:00:45

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX:OPW) ("Opawica" / the "Company") announces that it has commenced an action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Xstrata Copper Canada to enforce Opawica' rights under the 1999 joint venture agreement between Opawica and Xstrata's predecessor, Falconbridge Limited, relating to the Chance property. Opawica also claims damages, legal costs and related relief. In February 2008, Opawica proposed...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory -- The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is taking data that has provided revolutionary insight into the properties of neutrinos and the core of the sun. The detector, shown in the artist's conception below, was built 6800 feet under ground, in INCO's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is a heavy-water Cherenkov detector that is designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the sun. It uses 1000 tonnes of heavy water, on loan from...

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