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2008-08-27 09:00:50

By Nicola Fenwick A QUARRY company?s controversial plan to extract sand and gravel near a 5,000-year-old monument has finally received approval. But those opposed to Tarmac?s plans for Ladybridge Farm, near Thornborough Henges, between Bedale and Ripon, North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on.

2008-01-24 03:00:27

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Avebury Mine, drill hole A218 has intersected 3.0m @ 4.7% Ni within a thick zone of mineralisation assaying 17.0m @ 1.4% Ni, 100m below the base of the current Viking Resource (Figure 1 and 2).


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.