mineralization


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mineralization

[‚min·rə·lə′zā·shən]
(geology)
The process of fossilization whereby inorganic materials replace the organic constituents of an organism.
The introduction of minerals into a rock, resulting in a mineral deposit.
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Chalcopyrite with minor malachite mineralization dominating the cement of a hydrothermal breccia with K-feldspar altered megacrystic syenite clasts.
K-feldspar altered megacrystic syenite with chalcopyrite mineralization found in outcrop at "Rock Island II"; a new showing ~470 meters NE of Burgundy Ridge.
"The latest bedrock results confirm significant gold mineralization at Twin Hills West, in addition to the previously discovered Twin Hills Central and Twin Hills East mineralization," said Dave Underwood, Osino's vice president of exploration.
Increasing the overall tonnage of indicated mineralization, which in turn increases the amount of material that potentially becomes reserves in future economic studies, thus increasing projected mine life.
Clarholm M, Popovi CB, Rosswall T, Soderstrom B, Sohlenius B, Staaf H, Wiren A (1981) Biological aspects of nitrogen mineralization in humus from a pine forest podsol incubated under different moisture and temperature conditions.
North American Palladium Vice President of Exploration Dave Peck said, "The discovery of PGM mineralization in the central part of the property, with extensions to the eastern area of mineralization, are very positive developments that open up a much larger area for exploration.
Mineralization indicates the conversion of an element from organic form to inorganic form as a result of microbial decomposition.
Alhambra Resources (ALH) announced that the first diamond drilling program completed in 2012 at its 100% owned Zhanatobe project area had intersected significant gold mineralization at depth in both the Northern and Central areas.
Mineralization at Ngualla in southern Tanzania is similar in style to Mt Weld (Lynas Corporation Ltd) in Western Australia, being rare earth enrichment in the deeply weathered regolith profile of a large carbonatite.
Delineation drilling in the east part of the Main Zone, designed to increase the total resource and the confidence level associated with the mineralization, intersected better than anticipated grades and widths.
On West Timmins Mining's Highway 144 property, Goldcorp Canada, their project partner, encountered gold mineralization in three of seven drill holes.
Quantitative backscattered electron imaging is a relatively new technique for studying mineralization patterns, said Dr.