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Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
New research has solved a long-standing mystery of how the world's biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii. The research, published recently in the journal Nature, involved an international team of geoscientists from the United States, Australia, U.K. and Denmark.
The study found that Hawaiian volcanoes formed along twin tracks — named the Loa and Kea tracks after the largest volcanoes in their sequence — due to a shift in the Pacific Plate's direction three million years ago.
Canadian Mining Journal
A bacteria that re-concentrates gold grains into nuggets is being targeted by researchers for its potential to optimize gold extraction processes from ore, old tailings or recycled electronics. University of Adelaide researchers in South Australia have been investigating the role of microorganisms in gold transformation — a process known as the biogeochemical cycle of gold — for more than a decade.
Their latest research, published in the journal Chemical Geology, has shown for the first time, just how long this biogeochemical cycle takes and they hope to make to it even faster in the future.
The Sudbury Star
Four years ago, our government promised to bring the province's finances back to balance. The balanced budget we tabled last week represents the progress Ontarians have made together to ensure a stronger, healthier Ontario.
It's clear from his comments that Vic Fedeli (the Progressive Conservative MPP for Nipissing) doesn't have the facts about our budget and its positive impact on Northern Ontario.
Our government remains committed to full funding of the $100 million Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to help create jobs and grow the Northern economy.
As reported in the Brantford Expositor, officials for the City of Brantford are celebrating the end of a massive effort that cleaned 148,000 cubic metres of contaminated soil at the 20-hectare Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield site.
Mine rescue teams in seven districts across Ontario, including Sudbury and Onaping districts, will test their emergency response knowledge and skills in District Mine Rescue Competitions.
Four teams and equipment technicians from the Sudbury and Onaping districts will compete at the McClelland Arena in Copper Cliff. Representing Sudbury District are Vale West Mines and Vale East Mines.
Representing Onaping District are KGHM and Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations.
Northern Ontario Business
Great Lakes Graphite is moving its graphite processing facility from Matheson, outside of Timmins, to the U.S.
The company announced recently that it had terminated its agreement with Northfil Resources, which owns the Matheson mill, and has struck up a memorandum of understanding with Shamokin Carbons, a privately owned provider of carbon products that has multiple locations in Pennsylvania.
A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.
This month, the Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA) and Geoscience B.C. will launch a research project to assess the effectiveness of an innovative water-based cleaning process for washing exploration samples of B.C. metallurgical coal used in the steel-production process to determine coal and coke quality — key considerations in evaluating the economic feasibility of coal deposits.
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