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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
Stinky rocks hide Earth's only haven for natural fluorine
When fluorine gas was first isolated by French chemist Henri Moissan in 1886, he was sent a sample of antozonite to study, explains chemist Florian Kraus from the Technical University of Munich in Germany, who carried out the latest analysis of the ...
Planetary science: The time machine
Researchers must first crush the rock and separate its minerals, often by hand. The minerals must then be dissolved in a strong acid, which goes through cation-exchange columns to extract the radioisotopes.
Japan and Vietnam join forces to exploit rare-earth elements
“Japan is the second-largest consumer of rare-earth products after China, but it could catch up in a few years if the Japanese government gives proper backing,” says Yasushi Watanabe, an expert in mineral processing engineering at the National ...
Rocky outcrops on ancient mountain range on Mars could offer a window into ...
'These minerals are associated with fresh craters that happened after activity caused by water,' said Damien Loizeau, an ESA Research Fellow and lead author of the study.
Are you there? Fears Nasa could lose touch with its latest Mars Rover when it ...
Nasa could lose touch with its latest Mars rover just as it attempts to land on the red planet on 6 August. The Curiosity vehicle, which is the size of a car, is aiming for a deep depression known as Gale Crater.
Team steps forward to claim �10m prize for mapping human genome for less than ...
It took six years to find a contender, but now a company has come forward to attempt to win a prize for sequencing the human genome at a remarkably low price.
New lithography technique enables production of nanoscale patterns of titania ...
( -- Titanium dioxide, or titania, is an inorganic material commonly used as a whitening agent in food and toothpaste. It is also used as one of the main active ingredients in sunscreens.
Tamil Nadu Government's stand on sand quarrying challenged
Madurai: Organisations against exploitation of sand wealth from the Cauvery River have opposed Tamil Nadu government's contention that it did not require obtaining clearance from the Environment Ministry and Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) ...
Zambia To Increase Copper Output
Amongst the major investors which have injected funds into the sector include US $3 billion by First Quantum Minerals, $2 billion by Vendanta, $7.3 billion by Barrick Gold, as well as $1 billion by Chinese investors Nonferous Metal Mining Group.