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Mineral Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • of or containing or derived from minerals; "a mineral deposit"; "mineral water"
  • composed of matter other than plant or animal; "the inorganic mineral world"
  • relating to minerals; "mineral elements"; "mineral deposits"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

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Mineral Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Minerals are substances that are formed naturally in the Earth.

Minerals are usually solid, inorganic, have a crystal structure, and happen naturally by geological processes.

The study of minerals is called mineralogy.

A mineral can be made of single chemical element or more usually a compound. There are over 4,000 types of known minerals. Two common minerals are quartz and feldspar.

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'Mineral' example sentence in quotations

* The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. - J. Paul Getty

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Mineral Sample Sentences in News

  • NMDC Seeks Govt Approval for Mineral Exploration in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
    State-run National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) is all set to begin mineral exploration in its mines in partnership with state mineral development organizations based in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, reported Business Line citing company chairman and managing director, Narendra Kothari. NMDC aims to carry out its venture in partnership with state governing Read more on this news related to 'Mineral'
  • North American Tungsten: Cantung Life of Mine Extended Beyond 2017
    Exploration results at North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.'s mine in the Northwest Territories indicate that estimates of Mineral Reserves have increased, extending the mine's life, the Company's ... Read more on this news related to 'Mineral'
  • Midas Gold Updates Mineral Resources for the Golden Meadows Project, Idaho
    Midas Gold Corp. today updated its mineral resource estimates for the Golden Meadows Project , located in the historic Stibnite-Yellow Pine mining district in Idaho. These updated estimates incorporate ... Read more on this news related to 'Mineral'

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