Saturday, November 18, 2017

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

The “driving force” behind rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, aged 64. Malcolm Young founded AC/DC with his brother Angus. Young devised many of the band’s best-known guitar riffs.

Three years ago the band announced that Young needed to step down to receive treatment for dementia. Shortly afterwards he retired permanently, to be replaced by one of his nephews, Stevie.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Teranga Gold Corp. - TGZ.t

Teranga Gold Corp. - TGZ.t operates the flagship Sabodala gold mine, which came into operation in 2009, and is located 650 kilometres southeast of the capital of Senegal, Dakar.

On November 16, 2017 the company released

... drill results at Jackhammer Hill were successful in discovering a large high-grade
mineralized prospect. To date, there are four encouraging prospects drilled at Golden Hill: Ma, Nahiri,
Peksou and Jackhammer Hill.
Jackhammer Hill Prospect Highlights
 15 m @ 5.72 g/t Au including 4 m @ 16.37 g/t Au including 1 m @ 42.1 g/t Au, and 9 m @ 4.13 g/t
Au including 3 m @ 10.63 g/t Au including 1 m @ 25.3 g/t Au (GHDD-104)
 14 m @ 110.6 g/t Au including 5 m @ 306.7 g/t Au including 1 m @ 1,499 g/t Au (GHDD-111) (uncut)
 10 m @ 3.44 g/t Au including 1 m @ 19.0 g/t Au (GHDD-103)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dangerous Minerals

Coloradoite is a mercury telluride compound formed when mercury fuses with tellurium, another extremely toxic and rare metal.

The combination of the two elements poses the risk of serious poisoning. If heated or chemically altered, deadly vapor and dust is released. Tellurium minerals may combine with gold. The streets of Kalgoorie in Australia were mined in a bizarre gold rush after the realization that gold-bearing tellurides had been used to fill potholes.
Chalcanthite crystals are composed of copper, combined with sulfur and other elements and water. This arrangement turns copper into an extremely bio-available crystal.

The copper becomes water soluble, and may be assimilated in great quantities by any plant or animal, rapidly weakening it and then killing it.
Hutchinsonite is a hazardous mixture of thallium, lead and arsenic. The three poisonous metals form a lethal mineral cocktail.

Thallium is the dark twin of lead. This thick, greasy metal is similar in atomic mass but even more deadly. Thallium is a rare metal that appears in highly toxic compounds consisting of combinations of elements. The effects of thallium exposure include loss of hair, serious illness through skin contact and in many cases, death.
Galena is the principle ore of lead, and forms glistening silver cubes with almost unnaturally perfect shapes. Although lead is normally extremely flexible, the sulfur content of galena makes it brittle and reactive. Galena may lead to lead dust exposure.

Once extracted, the lead content poses environmental and health threats during treatment and extraction. Galena has a cubic fracture, and if hit with a hammer, the crystal will shatter into multiple smaller replicas of its original shape.
Asbestos is a fully natural category of minerals composed of silica, and the most abundant of Earth’s hard elements, iron, sodium and oxygen. Asbestos deposits consist of aggregates of thousands of tiny, fibrous crystals that can become airborne and lodged in the human lung. Carcinogenic effects occur through persistent irritation of the lung tissues, leading to scarring.
Arsenopyrite is arsenic iron sulfide, which is the same type of mineral as pyrite (fool’s gold, iron sulfide), but with a heavy addition of arsenic. If one attempts to heat or alter the mineral, a strong garlic odor of arsenic will be produced as lethally toxic, corrosive and carcinogenic vapors are released. Just handling the mineral brings one into contact with sulfuric arsenic salts.
Torbernite crystals form as secondary deposits in granitic rocks, and are composed of uranium. Formed through a complex reaction between phosphorous, copper, water and uranium, the crystal releases lethal radon gas.

The bright green crystal blooms were used by prospectors as indicators of uranium deposits.

Friday, November 10, 2017

New Nadina Explorations Limited - NNA.v

New Nadina Explorations Limited - NNA.v is principally engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The Silver Queen property is located on the all season maintained road to Huckleberry mine at Owen Lake - 43 km south of Houston BC.
On November 10, 2017 the company released NEWS

New Nadina Explorations Limited (TSX VENTURE: NNA) announces that the Company has made available photographs and images related to drilling of 17S-01 and core specimen samples. (NR Oct 27, 2017) Silver Queen Property – Owen Lake BC

Viewers can access both power point presentations to view core specimen samples from the recent “Blue Zone” discovery.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

NexGen Energy Ltd - NXE.t

NexGen Energy Ltd - NXE.t focus is on its southwestern Athabasca Basin projects which total over 259,000 hectares of which the primary focus is the 100% owned Rook I property.

Inferred mineral resource estimate 3.48Mt containing 201.9Mlbs U3O8 grading 2.68% U3O8 including a high-grade core of 0.410Mt containing 120.5Mlbs grading 13.26% U3O8

On July 12, 2017 the company released NEWS

NexGen Energy Ltd. ("NexGen" or the "Company") (TSX:NXE, NYSE:NXE) is pleased to announce the commencement of a summer drilling and development program as well as to report assay results for 25 holes from the winter 2017 drilling program at our 100% owned, Rook I property, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.

The summer program will consist of a minimum of 25,000 m of diamond drilling utilizing seven drill rigs. Six rigs are drilling expansion and delineation targets at the Arrow Deposit. The seventh rig is testing the newly identified area 300 m southeast of Arrow (Figure 1).