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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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These shallow dipping extensive zones at HN9 are a potential indicator for deeper mineralisation because all the numerous nearby large deposits in the region including Wallaby (7Moz), Sunrise Dam (10Moz) and Jupiter (1.3Moz) have persistent internal shallow-dipping mineralised lodes that are often called shear zones, which are ubiquitous throughout these deposits and have been defined down to 1500m depth at the Wallaby deposit.
The tunnel will be moved into the La Paila zone for better interpretation of the high-grade structures within the mineralised zone and also to extract large scale bulk samples for pilot plant on-site metallurgical testing to confirm the suitability of an open-cut, run-of-mine, heap-leach gold operation.
- A new mineralised area intercepted in drillholes LM0105 (0.57m @ 1187ppm pU3O8 from 109.75m) and LM0106 (3.97m @ 212ppm pU3O8 from 118.86 m) lies outside the previously defined mineralised halo.
Search for additional zones of mineralised breccia within the footprint of the coincident magnetic anomaly.
The averaged mineralised thickness from drill intersections within this zone is 2.5m, whilst grade averages nearly 0.09% U3O8.
TOD-023 'Daughter' hole commenced The Company has now commenced drilling of a 'daughter hole' (TOD-023D) by utilising a wedge from the parent hole; this will potentially increase the amount of mineralised samples to be utilised in the planned metallurgical test work programme.
An initial trench has commenced along strike to the north of gold mineralised drill hole NC014.
This extensive mineralised shear zone-fault system may represent a high level fracture fluid plumbing system developed above a potential IRGS Hobbs-style pipe.
Hole KA-11-20 tests the down dip extension and plunge of the magnetite mineralised zone and has encountered a continuous mineralised interval of magnetite mineralisation from the hanging wall contact of 370m, averaging 32.95 percent Fe2O3.
Bernard Aylward, CEO of Kodal Minerals, said: The consistently high grade results delivered from exploration across our Bougouni Lithium Project have been further underpinned by the wide, high-grade lithium mineralised drill intersections reported from Ngoualana.
* Continued drilling operations at Cumberland Resources' Meadowbank gold property in Canada's Nunavut Territory have succeeded in expanding the Vault mineralised zone, discovered earlier this year (MJ, June 9, p.449).
The drilling program has demonstrated the high grade tenor of the Newington Project and has demonstrated that the mineralised structures identified at three prospects remain open and highly prospective for high grade gold in all directions.