residual mineral

residual mineral

[rə′zij·ə·wəl ¦min·rəl]
(geology)
A mineral that has been concentrated in place by weathering and leaching of rock.
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Approximately 65% of the residual mineral N in the soil profile at harvest in the unfertilised control treatment (218 kg N/ha) was at depths [greater than or equal to]60 cm.
Trial 1 results suggested small amounts of N recovery in plant biomass and negligible residual mineral N in the soil profile (Fig.
5NLBAR AN), with almost all the residual mineral N located in the top 0.
The nozzles of trackside dispensers were also getting blocked by the residual mineral content of the grease.
The effectiveness of a winter cover crop to intercept or trap residual mineral N that might otherwise be lost through leaching has been reported to range from 12 to 91 kg N |ha.
As predicted in the Company's announcement on February 28, 2003, management and the Board of Directors of Diadem has determined to dispose of its residual mineral interests in Mexico, Nicaragua, Indonesia and Quebec, which under generally accepted accounting rules were required to be written down to nominal carrying values at year-end, May 31, 2003, because of lack of exploration activity or commercial exploitation.
In the case of mining, the residual minerals in mine waste can act as food for microbial communities.
These fractions are those most likely to represent trace elements retained by surface reactions such as ion exchange or chemisorption, and therefore the highest proportions of elements are not in these fractions, but present in mineral structures (Fe or Mn oxides, or residual minerals such as silicates).