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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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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.
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.
Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the further exploration work, any future assay results, the existence of 3,000,000 tons of high grade graphite product and the existence of a highly mineralized gold and silver structure.
These results indicate that the tin extraction method is not a viable analytical or extraction protocol for El Capitan mineralized samples.
50 per ounce silver and with an estimated additional 235,000 ounces of gold and 2,500,000 ounces of silver contained in the mineralized material in the "Shallow Target," development is now underway.
A preliminary two hole drill program has been recommended to test the mineralized location to the west-southwest of El Capitan and a program of geologic mapping, ground magnetic surveying, and geochemical soil analysis has been recommended to cover a three square mile area around the deposit and the two mineralized locations.