Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of mineralizing; the process of converting or being converted into a mineral, as a metal into an oxid, sulphuret, or other ore. The conversion of vegetable matter into coal is not properly mineralization, although sometimes so called. Proper mineralization of vegetable matter does take place, however, as when wood is converted into opal, or becomes silicified, as very frequently happens under certain conditions. This is commonly and properly called
fossilizationor petrifaction, and more rarely mineralization. Also spelled mineralisation.
- n. A form of fossilization in which the organic parts of an organism are replaced by minerals
- n. The breakdown of organic matter in the soil to form soluble inorganic compounds
- n. medicine The deposition of calcium salts in abnormal parts of the skeleton
- n. The addition of minerals to water to make a mineral water
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The process of mineralizing, or forming a mineral by combination of a metal with another element; also, the process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.
- n. The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.
- n. (Bot.) The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.
“Laci's body for example had what they called mineralization on it, little nodules of minerals.”
“The wall rocks to the mineralization are the same dacites volcanic package found in the western portion of the Burns Block.”
“This process is known as mineralization and it is carried out by a variety of bacteria and fungi.”
“As a consequence, soft tissue mineralization, which is a characteristic of”
“An introductory geologic discussion at the Main target site included the Tertiary tuff host rocks for the mineralization, which is common for all the targets, and the numerous geological similarities between Longstreet and the nearby Round Mountain open-pit heap leach deposit.”
“Prospecting focused on vein style mineralization, which is often associated with porphyry systems.”
“Core drilling has enabled the sub-surface setting of the mineralization, which is evidently controlled both by favourable rock types and structures, to be clearly seen for the first time.”
“Manure contains organic N, and nitrogen must go through a process called mineralization before it is in a form that plants can use.”
“Drilling results at Gatsuurt have identified additional oxide mineralization which is likely to extend the oxide operating life for the mine, further delaying the requirement for capital investment in the bio-oxidation plant.”
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