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n.1.(Naut.) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; - called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
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Virginia is pleased to join with Placer Dome, one of the world's largest and most successful gold mining companies, to develop its Corvet Est property.
TSX:VIA) ("Virginia") is pleased to provide an update on its Coulon and Corvet projects located in the Caniapiscau and LG-4 areas, James Bay, Province of Quebec.
A total of $3 million exploration expenditures will be spent equally on three active projects up to the end of the year, namely Coulon (100% Virginia and recently optioned to Noranda), Corvet (100% Virginia) and Eleonore (100% Virginia).