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Five African 'boom towns' that should be on every investor's radar
Solwezi has seen significant growth in recent years, driven by copper and nickel mines, which are run by First Quantum and Barrick Gold.
Ranking Canada's top 1000 public companies by profit
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New Insights into Formation of Mineral Dolomite
A new study by a team of biologists and geochemists from GEOMAR-Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, has demonstrated that Desulfobulbus mediterraneus, a marine sulfate-reducing bacterium, influences the formation of this mineral.
How does dolomite form?
It was first described scientifically in the 18th century. But who would have thought that the formation of this mineral is still not fully understood, although geologists are aware of large deposits of directly formed (primary) dolomite from the past ...
Only Five Rare Earth Elements Matter: Jack Lifton
These are the first two major hard-rock REE deposits that look like they're going into production. There are ... There's also significant dysprosium at Hastings Rare Metals Ltd. (HAS:ASX) and Northern Minerals (NTU:ASX) in Australia, but these are ...
The Mysterious Microbial Origin of Mountains
One of the first explanations was formulated by the Italian mining engineer Giovanni Arduino in 1779 - who imaged that common limestone (also found in the region of the Dolomites) reacted with the dissolved chemicals in hydrothermal solutions to form ...
Discover Interview: Tullis Onstott Went 2 Miles Down & Found Microbes That ...
The first time Tullis Onstott ventured underground, he squeezed into an elevator with dozens of South African gold miners and descended a mile into a pit called Mponeng.
Opening a bank in Somalia? Not a crazy idea, says businessman
One of them is businessman Liban Abdi Egal, the founder and chairman of First Somali Bank, a new commercial bank, which began operations in Mogadishu in May 2012.
Entrepreneur watch: Baking bread the Dutch way, in Uganda
Rising incomes in Africa has led to changes in lifestyle that has brought with it business opportunities. With greater spending power, some people are adopting the lifestyle of shopping malls, coffee shops, movie theatres and weekend getaways.
Mogadishu: East Africa's newest business destination?
In May this year, First Somali Bank (FSB), a commercial bank championed by the diaspora community, opened its first branch in Mogadishu.