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A firm engaged in two or more unrelated businesses.


A corporation that runs and manages many, unrelated businesses. The businesses are in different industries and generally have nothing at all to do with each other in terms of what products are produced. The theory behind a conglomerate states that the individual businesses can be managed at lower cost because they are able to pool resources while also reducing risks inherent to any particular industry. Conglomerates are not as popular in the United States as they once were because some became so complex, they were impossible to operate. See also: Keiretsu, Chaebol.


A company engaged in varied business operations, many of which seem unrelated. A conglomerate is designed to have reduced risk, since its various operations are affected differently by business conditions over time. In addition, it is possible for a conglomerate to redistribute its corporate assets depending on which operations show the most promise. Conglomerates were popular among investors during the 1960s but investors' interest in them faded during the 1970s and the 1980s.


A conglomerate is a corporation whose multiple business units operate in different, often unrelated, areas.

A conglomerate is generally formed when one company expands by acquiring other firms, which it brings together under a single management umbrella.

In some, but not all, cases, the formerly independent elements of the conglomerate retain their brand identities, though they are responsible to the conglomerate's management.

Some conglomerates are successful, with different parts of the whole contributing the lion's share of the profits in different phases of the economic cycle, offsetting weaker performance by other units.

Other conglomerates are never able to meld the parts into a functioning whole. In those cases, the parent company may sell or spin off various divisions into new independent companies.

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Management believes that La Negra is a diatreme breccia which implies good depth potential as diatreme breccias can extend to depths of 100's of meters.
All characteristics of the Neola breccia pipe are similar to those described in historic technical literature for numerous other known mineralized breccia pipes.
The breccia at this location dips about 80 degrees to the south on the north contact and 70 degrees to the north on the south contact.
The Company's objective is to drill eight uranium-bearing breccia pipes over the next year from drill start-up in mid-November.
With acquisitions in the North Pipes project area of Northern Arizona, Liberty Star additionally now has 771 standard Federal lode mining claims covering 15,960 acres or about 25 square miles in 46 separate blocks covering 143 breccia pipe targets.
They have recently met with the BLM and Arizona Fish and Game offices in charge of the North Pipes region to lay out a template for permitting all of the Company breccia pipes on the North Pipes project.
Both disseminated and breccia pipe copper-gold mineralization consisting of chalcopyrite, pyrite and magnetite was discovered.
E[acute accent]Sudbury Breccia (Psuedotachylite) is the known host structure for ores in the Sudbury Footwall type deposits.
Liberty Star Gold Corp (the "Company"), (OTCBB:LBTS) is pleased to announce that 95 additional claims have been staked at the Company's North Pipes Project in Northern Arizona covering 3 square miles in 7 blocks including 15 new breccia pipe targets (Pipes).
58 g/t gold, were from composite samples of dacitic breccia clasts.
The Hamlin program consists of up to 10 holes which will be drilled to test breccia hosted Copper-Silver-Gold-Molybdenum zones that have been outlined by ground IP and magnetic surveys.