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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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Most of the mineralized areas occur on the western edge of the Apurimac Batholith and are associated with younger quartz-feldspar porphyry dikes and stocks.
In the future, doctors may extract a patient's own stem cells, mix them with the new mineralized polymer, and inject the combination into a site of injury, where the gel scaffold would help give rise to new bone.
Although the net effect of in-fill drilling to date has allowed Atlas to replace the reserves which had been eliminated due to the constraining process, the on-going in-fill drilling is allowing the company to further add to its reserve position by firming up mineralized areas currently drilled on 200- and 300-foot centers.
As part of this process the Company's historic estimates of mineralized uranium materials at both West Largo and Nose Rock are being reviewed.
The concessions are exploratory in nature but have already shown great surface potential with hundreds of concentrated pan samples that contain in excess of 30 grams per cubic yard of surface mineralized material.
There is a significant risk that actual material results will vary from projected results depending on such factors as changes in general economic, social and political conditions in Bolivia and financial markets; changes in gold and copper prices; technological and operational hazards in Golden Eagle's mining and mine development activities; uncertainties inherent in the calculation of mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineralized material (which has the lowest level of technical confidence) and metal recoveries; the timing and availability of financing; governmental and other approvals, and other risk factors listed from time-to-time in Golden Eagle's Form 10-K and its other reports filed with the SEC.
The last 95 meters of the trench was found to be significantly mineralized with gold, and samples above 100ppb were re-analyzed by metallic sieve fire assay.
All four zones extend over large areas with excellent opportunity for the existence of multiple mineralized zones, along both strike and dip.
Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of our exploration program at our Independence Mine project and the existence and amounts of any economically recoverable mineralized material or reserves at the Independence Mine.
Additional drilling is continuing along a 10 mile mineralized zone with a 1 3/4 mile step out from the first hole KW06-01 - see Linux News Release dated July 12th, 2006 for additional drilling information.
Work is continuing on the mapping, assaying and petrographic examination of the mineralized rock types located to date.
The objective of this protocol is to collect precious metals (gold, platinum, palladium) extracted from mineralized samples into a bead or button which can be dissolved in acids and the values of the precious metals then determined by atomic absorption (AA) analysis.