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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.
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").
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 â€” much earlier than scientists had believed, according to new research by UCLA geochemists reported Nov. 27 in the journal Nature.
Elray Resources, Inc.
Elray Resources, Inc.
Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), a technically-driven gold and precious metal mineral exploration company, announced today that it has acquired a 50% interest in a highly promising zircon sands mining project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The joint venture partner, PT.
By Zhu, Wenbin Zhang, Zhiyong; Shu, Liangshu; Lu, Huafu; Su, Jinbao; Yang, Wei Mafic dykes are observed in the Korla region along the northern Tarim Block, NW China.
By Friend, C R L Strachan, R A; Kinny, P D Abstract: Basement gneiss inliers within the Scottish Caledonides have been conventionally correlated with the Archaean Lewisian Gneiss Complex of the Caledonian foreland.
A recent study has shown that tiny slivers of diamond forged on an infant Earth may contain the earliest traces of life, 500 million years earlier than previously believed.
U.S. scientists studying minerals called zircons say a harsh climate might have scoured or even destroyed the surface of the Earth's earliest continents.
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.