primary mineral

primary mineral

[′prī‚mer·ē ′min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
A mineral that is formed at the same time as the rock in which it is contained, and that retains its original form and composition.
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This mineral - plagioclase - is the primary mineral found in Moon's crust.
The food and beverage industry accounts for 30 per cent of the total volume of the country's industrial sector followed by the primary mineral industries with 24 per cent, the non-metallic raw products industry with 14.
It is a known fact that we are in a difficult time as producers and exporters of primary mineral resources as a result of the significant price-fall of commodities.
Vitamin D helps young bodies absorb calcium--the primary mineral in bones and teeth.
The first investment stage foresees stimulation of processing of primary mineral product, counteraction to export of poorly processed products, encouragement of capital reinvestment and use of local capital, facilitation of development of local providers of servicers and commodities.
MMDC has identified nickel ore as the primary mineral that will be extracted and sold to third parties, citing the abundance and favorable characteristics of nickel within the mineral property.
Gold is the country's primary mineral export, with five mines already in operation, including activity from Canadian gold miner Barrick Gold Ltd.
Here, the weathering of a primary mineral, albite, is driven by the presence of [H.
This niche for long-distance hauling in the mining industry began to surface as more and more mining companies look to secondary mineral deposits as a way to supplement the declining primary mineral bodies.
The value of primary mineral projects scheduled for completion during 1997 and beyond is estimated at more than US$4,000 million.
The team now reports growing shell-shaped formations composed mostly of calcium carbonate, the primary mineral in seashells, by adding hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) -- a complex sugar, or polysaccharide -- to mineral-saturated solutions.

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