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mineralize

[′min·rə‚līz]
(chemistry)
To convert organic compounds to simpler inorganic compounds, namely, carbon dioxide and water (and halogen acids, if the organic substances are halogenated).
(geology)
To convert to, or impregnate with, mineral material; applied to processes of ore vein deposition and of fossilization.
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The drill hole has extended mineralisation at depth by an estimated 150m from the base of previous drilling at 660m RL down to 510m RL.
Drilling is continuing to test the depth extent of mineralisation and in the margins, in order to significantly increase the current inferred resource.
One of the former Italian exploration sites has been relocated and found to consist of two intersecting shear structures hosting quartz mineralisation within a diorite host.
The next round of drilling will commence with an additional four holes to test the width of the porphyry body and the values of mineralisation at depth in the area of KRD 20 & 21.
This drilling program is slated to begin on the 14th of November and will include further diamond drill investigation of the adjacent Aboronye zone where a similar style of mineralisation was previously reported (September 27, 1995).
It also contains additional areas of quartz veining and reported gold mineralisation which merit investigation, and gold and base metal geochemical anomalies which may indicate similar gold-sulphide mineralisation to occurrences known elsewhere in the Boromo Belt.