The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The NMI registered 57.3 percent in March, 2.4 percentage points lower than the 59.7 percent registered in February, and indicating continued growth at a slower rate in the non-manufacturing sector. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index decreased 7.2 percentage points to 59.7 percent, reflecting growth for the 20th consecutive month, but at a slower rate than in February. The New Orders Index decreased 0.3 percentage point to 64.1 percent, and the Employment Index decreased 1.9 percentage points to 53.7 percent, indicating growth in employment for the seventh consecutive month, but at a slower rate. The Prices Index decreased 1.2 percentage points to 72.1 percent, indicating that prices increased at a slightly slower rate in March. According to the NMI, 16 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in March. Respondents’ comments reflect concern about the recent natural disasters in Japan and the associated supply chain ramifications. Additionally, there is concern over rising costs, most notably for fuel and fuel products. Overall, most respondents remain confident about the direction of the economy.”Dolomite crusher,Dolomite miningINDUSTRY PERFORMANCE (Based on the NMI)
The 16 industries reporting growth in March based on the NMI composite index — listed in order — are: Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Mining; Management of Companies & Support Services; Retail Trade; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Wholesale Trade; Accommodation & Food Services; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Information; Finance & Insurance; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Utilities; Construction; Transportation & Warehousing; and Public Administration. The only industry reporting contraction in March is Educational Services.
ECU Silver Mining Inc. is pleased to report on the status of the high-performance deep hole diamond drill that arrived on site at the Velardena Property on March 23, 2011.
The drill is currently reaming drill hole SJ-08-21 which initially intersected two massive sulphide veins (the M-S veins). Reaming is being completed by drilling a larger diameter hole, the parent hole, around the original drill hole SJ-08-21.Marble crusher for sale
The high performance drill is using an NQ drill bit with a hole diameter of 76 millimeters (3 inches) to create the parent hole and has, to date, reached approximately 200 meters (656 feet) in depth. The plan is to have the high-performance drill, ream to 800 meters (2,625 feet) at which point, the drill will start coring from the 800 meter depth.
The objective of the first hole will be to deepen the original drill hole SJ-08-21 beyond the two massive sulphide veins that were initially intersected. The original drill rig used in the discovery of these two intercepts was not capable of drilling to lower depths and stopped at the second intercept.
Following the completion of the first drill hole, four daughter holes will branch off the main parent borehole. These daughter holes will test multiple targets to verify the continuity of the mineralized zones.
Mr. Michel Roy, P. Geo., a “qualified person” within the meaning of NI 43-101, prepared the technical information disclosed in this news release.Bauxite crusher