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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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At Adriana, previous diamond drilling by Kennecott intersected wide zones of anomalous, albeit sub-economic, copper mineralisation.
Both disseminated and vein pyrite-chalcopyrite +/- bornite mineralisation has been intersected, with veining becoming thicker and more abundant towards the lower end of the mineralised interval.
The Enjahai target in the Seroa Hill license area has been developed to explore a steeply dipping zone of gold-base metal mineralisation in an outcropping, very large quartz "blow" within a very complex geologic setting.
Hole KRD 21 was in typical porphyry style mineralisation throughout with high copper and low arsenic values.
The presence of steady low values in the northern section and the absence of values in the southern section would appear to indicate that the mineralisation is contained in a northward plunging structure.
Early results show that mineralisation extends into the wall rocks of the veins.