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2011-06-26 00:02:04

In the 2011 edition of Mineral Sands Annual Review, TZMI defines the standard for industry-wide analysis, providing comprehensive data and concise, independent commentary including information on titanium sponge, metal and high purity pig iron. An introduction to the titanium industry and profiles of titanium feedstock, pigment and titanium sponge producers and zircon millers are provided in separate appendices, an essential reference for either new or established participants in the...

2011-06-24 06:30:00

COOS BAY, Ore., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Minerals Corporation Limited (OTCQX: ILMCY) (ASX: IDM), a minerals processing company focused on developing the Southern Oregon Mineral Sands Project, announced today that its primary chromite product, called SpheriChrome(TM), will be officially launched at "The Bright World of Metals," the 12th International Foundry Trade Fair (GIFA) at Dusseldorf, Germany June 28-July 2, 2011. Industrial Minerals branded its chromite product...

2011-06-16 13:18:00

LONDON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE Roskill Information Services

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2011-03-29 06:19:08

Sedimentary differences on either side of border date back 120 million years Canadians have always seen themselves as separate and distinct from their American neighbors to the south, and now they have geological proof. New research published in April's edition of Geology shows that rock formations roughly along the same political boundary as the two North American countries formed as early as 120 million years ago. Dr. Andrew Leier, of the Department of Geoscience at the University of...

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2010-12-08 07:05:00

A team of astronomers led by graduate student Naslim and her supervisor Dr Simon Jeffery from Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland has found what at first sight appears to be the most zirconium-rich star ever discovered. Zirconium, the material used by jewelers to make false diamonds, glitters in clouds above the star's surface. The scientists publish their results in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team made the discovery while looking for chemical clues...

2010-10-06 05:00:00

TYLER, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (Pink Sheets: SDSR), formerly Standard Silver Corporation, announced today it has executed a 20 year lease ("Lease") with the Texas General Land Office covering 860 acres at Round Top Mountain in Hudspeth County, Texas ("Round Top"). Additionally, Texas Rare Earth owns prospecting permits for approximately 10,000 acres adjacent to the Lease. We believe the favorable mineralogy and the 67% heavy to light rare earth ratios...

2010-10-04 22:31:58

Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river. Writing in the October issue of the journal Geology, they have named this ancient northeastward-flowing river the California River, after its inferred source in the Mojave region of southern California. Lead author Steven Davis, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie...

2010-01-07 15:30:00

TSX-V: RES VANCOUVER, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rare Element Resources Ltd (TSX-V: RES) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Nuiklavik rare-earth-element (REE) prospect from Altius Resources Inc. ("Altius"). The property is located approximately 25 kilometers from tide water and 50 kilometers from the community of Hopedale, Labrador, Canada. Altius initiated the project in 2006 to target volcanic-hosted uranium-type deposits. Previous work in the 1980s and 1990s by the...

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2008-11-27 09:44:55

Analysis of minerals in ancient magmas paints new picture of early Earth A new picture of the early Earth is emerging, including the surprising finding that plate tectonics may have started more than 4 billion years ago "” much earlier than scientists had believed, according to new research by UCLA geochemists reported Nov. 27 in the journal Nature. "We are proposing that there was plate-tectonic activity in the first 500 million years of Earth's history," said geochemistry professor...


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2005-05-25 10:17:59

Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical formula is ZrSiO4. Hafnium is almost always present ranging from 1 to 4%. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal class. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown or green. Specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond (but note that cubic zirconia is a completely different synthetic mineral with a different chemical composition). Zircon is a...

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