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2014-01-17 08:20:36

MUMBAI, India, January 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by Sesa Sterlite Limited's subsidiary Hindustan Zinc Limited. Hindustan Zinc Limited Results for the Third Quarter Ended 31 December 2013 "Record integrated zinc metal production; EBITDA up 21%" Highlights for the quarter Operational Performance - Integrated saleable zinc...

2014-01-16 12:24:15

Company Exceeded 2013 Internal Plan Due to Improved Reliability and Better Mine Efficiencies SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (NYSE: ARSD), a leading provider of high purity specialty chemicals and 35% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company ("AMAK"), released year-end and project-to-date results for AMAK. "We are pleased that for the first full calendar year of production, AMAK exceeded initial budget plans for both running time...

2014-01-14 20:20:46

VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard") provides its 2013 operational update for the Pirquitas mine in Jujuy, Argentina and announces production and cost guidance for 2014. 2013 Operating Highlights: -- Delivered strong silver production: Produced 8.2 million ounces of silver in 2013, including 2.3 million ounces in the fourth quarter, the highest quarterly production...

2014-01-13 08:22:14

2013 production of 113.8 million pounds of copper VANCOUVER, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today announced operating results for the three and twelve month periods ending December 31, 2013 of its three operating mines: Pinto Valley, Cozamin and Minto. Combined production totalled 56.9 and 113.8 million pounds of copper (in concentrates and cathode) in the fourth quarter and full year 2013, respectively, with additional by-products of...

2013-12-10 10:27:32

Shifts in zinc's location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions. Tiny amounts of zinc, however, are only loosely bound, or "mobile," and thought to be critical for proper function in organs such as the brain, pancreas, and prostate gland. Yet the exact roles the ion plays in biological systems...

2013-11-19 16:45:45

Study recommends continuing zinc application at critical stages on apple trees Zinc is vital for the healthy growth and reproduction of all organisms. In plants, zinc plays a key role in essential functions such as carbohydrate metabolism, photosynthesis, and sugar and starch synthesis. Apple, one of the world's most popular fruits, tends to be highly susceptible to zinc deficiency. A new study in HortTechnology recommends new protocols for using zinc sprays at critical stages on apple...


Latest Zinc Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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2005-05-26 11:10:00

Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Notable characteristics Copper is a reddish-coloured metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity (among pure metals at room temperature, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity). Copper may well be the oldest metal in use, as copper artifacts dating to 8700 BC have been found. Besides being part of various ores, copper can be found in the metallic form (i.e. native copper)...

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2005-05-25 17:08:21

Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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