mineralize

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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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Hole HUM-05-021 had overall core recoveries in the mineralised interval close to 100% using diamond drilling, which improves confidence in the gold grades and confirms the mineralised rock types.
Each of these holes intersected silicified breccia with characteristics similar to the mineralised unit identified in HUM-05-021.
The outcropping mineralised and silicified zone lies within a larger area of alteration which extends along the sides of a major valley for at least three kilometres.
Ekhos consists of a mineralised shear zone to approximately 4m wide, within a 650m by less than 50m zone that is open to the NW.
The main mineralised shear zone is approximately 4m wide (within the 650m x 50m zone) and open to the NW.
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.
Indications are that KD 001 has passed through a steep NW dipping mineralised zone that remains open at depth.
Qinlongtan targets are the southerly extensions of the high grade plunging ore shoots at depth and near surface repetitions of those shoots in the thick gravel/alluvium covered portion of the southern part of the mineralised plane.
RAB/aircore drilling programs are continuing to further define these higher grade zones and to extend the known mineralisation; while diamond drilling to test the mineralised zone in a less weathered environment will commence this week.