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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 summary, it is considered that the Boka - Tuobuka gold mineralization was produced by a very large mineralizing system and that the area, based on the evidence to date, has the potential to host a very large, world-class gold deposit or group of deposits.
Rock alteration observed in the lowermost portions of the bore holes suggested a mineralizing system could be lurking deeper.
Gossans on the OD claims are related to shears, fractures and quartz stockworks within Proterozoic metasediments located near the Wopmay Fault which could have served as a channelway for the mineralizing fluids.
Latest mapping and sampling of the district has expanded the mineralizing outcrop from 1.