Sea Jasper (Orbicular Jasper) update. Production is back
underway at NMG's original Sea Jasper claim from 2000 near Analava
NMG explorers discovered a totally new Sea Jasper find in July 07, but
kept this exciting discovery secret until now. The entire region has
been secured and production is underway.
The new find exhibits the best of the best material ever seen. The
"orbs" appear much smaller in this new material. NMG will not disclose
the details of this location for security reasons. 2000's finds created a
lot of excitement and with that interest came a host of security
challenges. NMG is pleased to announce production in these two different
regions. Photo below shows newly discovered exclusive NMG material.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery and acquisition of
another new special material: Optical Calcite. The original claim was
not found by NMG explorers. NMG explorers are working with the original
mine owner to secure and develop a successful path to production, and
exclusivity options. Although material is easily mined on location, the
transport of material outside of the mine poses to be the real
challenge. There are no access roads, and material is currently hand
carried by knapsack, or on head, for 48 hours up and down treacherous
mountain terrain. 60% of material carried out is lost along the way. NMG
explorers have secured 40km2 around the original claim, and have
verified material in NMG claimed areas.? It will take at least 1 year
to finalize the size of the claim. Theft of material is another big
concern, which led the original owner to partner up with NMG to help
secure the area. NMG will be showing the material this coming January
at the 2009 Madagascar Mineral's Gem Show, in Tucson AZ.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery of a new
Petrified Wood area. This secured area will be used for excavating
large log specimens.? Rare green color is a feature of this find.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery a new material -
Blue Quartz. NMG's president Robert Grant said the color of the material
is similar to a chalcedony called Blue Lace Agate, found in mainland
Grant added that this area will not be secured until after the
sample material found demonstrates a commercial worth in the market. NMG
will introduce the material this coming January at the 2009 Madagascar
Mineral's Gem Show, in Tucson AZ.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery of Amazonite
block material. Acquisition of the new find might prove to be a
challenge, as the area falls on the edge of an environmentally protected
area. NMG team is working with the local NGO in the region to attempt
to re-evaluate the protected region, as this area falls on the edge, and
likely was over-extended buffer area. Norcross is a committed partner
in protecting the delicate Malagasy environment, but it in the process
of protecting sensitive areas, huge buffer zones were created to insure
threatened areas would actually be protected - immediately. It was
intended that these buffer areas would be sized-down wherever needed,
after verification, that they are not indeed part of the sensitive
region. Further details of the area will be released only after the area
is successfully acquired.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery and acquisition of
block Red Hemathoid Quartz near Tsiroamandidy. This is a massive
included quartz deposit with red iron inclusions. 36 sq km secured for
research, while production in one proven area is underway. Blocks from
10-200 kg / per pc are currently being extracted. This mine is 20km
south of NMG's Crocodile Jasper claim.
NMG is pleased to announce the following test updates: TPL
for sodium phosphate samples from Phosphorus Mountain: preliminary tests
prove high in concentration -details released shortly; ore and ore oil
soil samples have been submitted to NMG-affiliate libratory in Tucson AZ
for testing concentrations of iron, copper, zinc, manganese and cobalt.
Illmenite samples have been submitted, as well. Results released
NMG is pleased to announce the production of Rhodinite from
their original claim. Norcross never produced any commerical quantities
of Rhodinite from their first mineral claim in 1996, near Ampanihy. An
additional 36 sq km of property has been secured. Many new minerals
found in the area include and are not limited to: agates, jaspers
(chestnut), rose quartz, garnets, and tourmalines.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery of and acquisition
of a pyrite/iron quarry in the Moramanga area. Tests are underway to
determine the commercial future of this property. Results will be
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery and acquisition of a
blue calcite quarry in the Ansirabe region in central Madagascar. Block
production is underway, along with research to determine the economics
of opening up the mountain for dimensional block mining, used for
granite and marble industry.
NMG is pleased to announce the discovery and aquisition of a
new quartz crystal desposit. This special quarry will produce eye-clean
material grades in small quanitites, alon with #1, #2 and #3 quality
clean crystal in larger quantites. This quarry is specialized only in
clean material. Norcross's block quartz in other properties produce
commerical quantities of quartz crystal.
NMG is pleased to annouce the discovery and aquisition of a
new rose quartz quarry. This quarry will only produce gemmy-red rose
quartz, and facet grade rose quartz material. Red rose blocks available
in smaller sizes, while cabochon and facet grade available only in
smaller sizes. Nocross has 2 other rose quartz producing regions, for
large commerical quantities, but none with deep red rose quartz color,
nor facet grade material like this new quarry.
NMG is pleased to announce the acquisition of the largest
girasol mine in Madagascar. Details to be released soon. Material
available from large blocks to clean cabochon sizes. Norcross plans to
build and maintain a school in this region.
NMG is pleased to announce steady production at their recently aquired Amethyst deposit near Ambatonrazaka.
Seasonal monsoon rains from Dec-Feb prevented the production
from starting sooner. Gem, cabochon, and block are available.
Norcross school in Maniry (Labradorite mine)
hit by second cyclone (Hurricane Fame) in 2 years and destroyed.
Construction quality is being called into question by NMG's president
Plans to rebuild are underway. Temporary classes were even
held without the roof, as other schools in the region suffered the same