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When the astronauts walked on the moon in July, 1969, their main mission was to collect rocks and dust from the Sea of Tranquility. They were test pilots first and narrowly trained field geologists second. When Yves Oscar Fortier explored Canada's remote northern reaches...

source: The Globe and Mail

Take a walk along any sandy shoreline, and you're bound to see a rippled pattern along the sea-floor, formed by the ebb and flow of the ocean's waves. Geologists have long observed similar impressions — in miniature — embedded within ancient rock. These tiny,...

source: Laboratory Equipment

Richmont Mines has announced it is planning a deep exploration program at its Island Gold project in Ontario. The company will drill four deep diamond drill holes totaling 4,800 meters at an expected total cost of half a million. It looks like Richmont is taking advantage...

source: Seeking Alpha

APGO's Regional Networking Event in Sudbury November 5th, 2014 at 4:30pm United Steelworkers Conference Centre, Second Hall 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON More details to follow via next week's issue of Field Notes and on the APGO website.

source: APGO

Electric car producer Tesla Motors is planning to build a $6 billion lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory" in 2017, doubling the 2013 global output of lithium ion batteries and creating a massive shortage of graphite — unless new mines come on line. Great Lakes Graphite...

source: Stockhouse

Seeking clarity and comparability, Tom Gleeson wants a new measuring stick for the big thinkers trying to resolve the world's water supply problems. The groundwater expert at McGill University has two ideas, outlined in a commentary written with frequent collaborators at...

source: Circle of Blue


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