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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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 14.9 per cent, refined oil products with 6.6 per cent, the chemical industries with 6.5 per cent and the metallic product industries with 5.5 per cent," Abdulla Al Saleh, Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade and Industry at Ministry of Economy, was quoted as saying by Wam, the Emirates official news agency.
I maintain two or three mineral sites year-round, and I rely on Whitetail Institute's 30-06 as my primary mineral supplement.
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.
Saprolite is 'weathered bedrock in which the fabric of the parent rock, originally expressed by the arrangement of primary mineral constituents of the rock, is retained by the alteration products.
Gold is the country's primary mineral export, with five mines already in operation, including activity from Canadian gold miner Barrick Gold Ltd.
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.
Applying the same procedures to sale 3 as for the subject property, the geologist determined that there was a fair chance for exploitation to be resumed, but for only one primary mineral, not two.
The value of primary mineral projects scheduled for completion during 1997 and beyond is estimated at more than US$4,000 million.

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