biogenic mineral

biogenic mineral

[¦bī·ō¦jen·ik ′min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
A mineral in sediments or sedimentary rock which represents the hard parts of dead organisms.
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The biogenic minerals are (NiFe)xS, (NiFe)S2, SiO2 and Ca-phosphates as shown in Fig.
Structure, morphology, composition and organization of biogenic minerals in limpet teeth.