economic mineral

economic mineral

[‚ek·ə′näm·ik ′min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
Mineral of commercial value.
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The survey would be carried out at two prospective sites including Moti Jo Wandio in district Tharparkar of Sindh province and Mashkichah in district Chaghi of Balochistan province to evaluate potential economic mineral resources, they added.
Due to its favorable geological environment, the area has a number of economic mineral potential which reflects favorable environment for investment in mineral exploration, development and mining.
A mapping and test-drilling program to uncover a potential new economic mineral sand resource on central western Cape York;
in geological engineering exploration for economic mineral deposits at Queen's University, she spent three years doing contract work for the Ontario Ministry of Mines.
Receding glaciers expose previously ice-covered land that could host economic mineral deposits that were previously undetectable and un-mineable below the ice.
In particular, the new 238U/235U ratio will allow geologists to place more accurate limits on the exact timing of a broad range of geological processes, from the initial formation of our planet, continents and economic mineral deposits, to past evolutionary events and climate change.
Skyonic Corporation, a chemical engineering company developing technologies to safely recycle carbon emissions into economic mineral resources, has named Scott Gardner as its chief financial officer and Mario Zampieri as director of engineering.
Globally, the ongoing supply of numerous minerals will be associated with increased environmental costs, but also challenge the extent of remaining economic mineral resources.
To date, 168 different kinds of economic mineral deposits have been found in China.
It also doesn't hurt that back in 1974 the state started a rainy day trust fund to protect against the economic mineral swings that are so common.
A miner needs only to do $100 worth of work every year--a hefty sum a century ago-- while he is in the nebulous process of discovering whether economic mineral deposits exist.
The Company estimates that a feasibility study on the Inmaculada Project may include up to 45,000 meters of additional drilling in order to provide sufficient information and drill density to expand and upgrade the existing inferred resource estimate to include a significant proportion of measured and indicated resources, and to support the estimation of economic mineral reserves.

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