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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Gold is the country's primary mineral export, with five mines already in operation, including activity from Canadian gold miner Barrick Gold Ltd.
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.
Bauxite, gold, manganese, among other primary mineral products contribute positively to mineral export revenues.
Pyrochlore is the primary mineral from which niobium is obtained.
Contract awarded for Primary mineral stretching electrical, telecommunications, electrical construction design services fire
The primary mineral target is gold, however copper, nickel, iron ore, manganese and cassiterite (tin) are also found in the area.
When bone is being built and strengthened, calcium, the primary mineral that is stored in bone, is pulled from the bloodstream to form new bone.
The company's primary mineral property is the NorthMet Project, a polymetallic project in northeastern Minnesota.
The primary mineral from which niobium is obtained is known as pyrochlore, found occurring in carbonatites globally.
6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Valley Corporation has completed purchasing the royalty and carried working interests of the primary mineral leases in its 120 square mile gold exploration project area of mutual interest at Richardson, Alaska.
The primary mineral associated with the deposits located in Chile, South America is Rutile or commonly referred to as Titanium.
Healos is an implantable matrix, provided as five centimetre strips, synthesized from collagen, coated with hydroxyapatite (the primary mineral of natural bone).

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