Definition of Minerals. Meaning of Minerals. Synonyms of Minerals

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Definition of Minerals

Mineral
Mineral Min"er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. Mineral acids (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the organic acids. Mineral blue, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes. Mineral candle, a candle made of paraffine. Mineral caoutchouc, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See Caoutchouc, and Elaterite. Mineral chameleon (Chem.) See Chameleon mineral, under Chameleon. Mineral charcoal. See under Charcoal. Mineral cotton. See Mineral wool (below). Mineral green, a green carbonate of copper; malachite. Mineral kingdom (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals. Mineral oil. See Naphtha, and Petroleum. Mineral paint, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher. Mineral patch. See Bitumen, and Asphalt. Mineral right, the right of taking minerals from land. Mineral salt (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid. Mineral tallow, a familiar name for hatchettite, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance. Mineral water. See under Water. Mineral wax. See Ozocerite. Mineral wool, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat.

Meaning of Minerals from wikipedia

- organic cl**** includes a very rare group of minerals with hydrocarbons. The IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names adopted in 2009 a hierarchical scheme...
- Silicate minerals are rock-forming minerals made up of silicate groups. They are the largest and most important cl**** of minerals and make up approximately...
- naturally occurring solid m**** or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter. It is categorized by the minerals included, its chemical composition and the...
- human body, and major minerals (macrominerals) and minor minerals (also called trace elements) compose the remainder. Minerals, being elements, cannot...
- This is a list of minerals for which there are articles on Wikipedia. Minerals are distinguished by various chemical and physical properties. Differences...
- Argillaceous minerals are minerals containing substantial amounts of clay-like components (Gr****: ἄργιλλος = clay). Argillaceous components are fine-grained...
- geologists, who use the scale to roughly identify minerals using scratch kits. The Mohs scale hardness of minerals can be commonly found in reference sheets....
- that occur between minerals without them melting. In the process atoms are exchanged between the minerals, and thus new minerals are formed. Many complex...
- Clay minerals are common weathering products (including weathering of feldspar) and low-temperature hydrothermal alteration products. Clay minerals are...
- company Minerals and Metals Group (MMG). OZ Minerals has Prominent Hill Mine in production as both open pit and underground. In 2011, OZ Minerals acquired...
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