dispersed elements

dispersed elements

[də′spərst ′el·ə·mənts]
(geochemistry)
Elements which form few or no independent minerals but are present as minor ingredients in minerals of abundant elements.
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Effective mapping also can occur using hand methods (measuring tapes, compasses, etc.) where necessary, and Global Positioning System (GPS) units can be used to map highly dispersed elements, as long as the limitations of these devices are understood (Listi et al.
This feature homogenizes dispersed elements and provides vertical movement of the mixture.
Anecdotal stories of aerial resupply in combat abound, and the capability is essential in austere environments that have widely dispersed elements in the 30- to 60-kilometer range.