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mineral in Geology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmineralmin‧e‧ral /ˈmɪnərəl/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  1 HEGa substance that is formed naturally in the earth, such as coal, salt, stone, or gold. Minerals can be dug out of the ground and used The area is very rich in minerals. a country with few mineral resources2 DFNa natural substance such as iron that is present in some foods and is important for good health Fish is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
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mineralThis cereal says it's fortified with 10 essential vitamins and minerals.Both statements agree: Get your vitamins and minerals from your plate, not your medicine chest.Color seen in thin sections is a good, quick guide to the identification of certain minerals.An alternative explanation of such uplifts involves the effects of density changes in minerals in the upper mantle.an area rich in mineralsThe instances of effective crack-stoppers in minerals are fortuitous.In many cases, we are still discovering new minerals that influence our health.Life as ever-renewing mineral, and minerals as slow life.Studies of the spectrum of sunlight reflected from these asteroids have given us useful information on the minerals present in them.mineral resourcesYet many of these countries are rich in organic and mineral resources.Branch lines were arranged to tap either mineral resources or new areas of settlement.The three central problems are energy, mineral resources, and food.This detailed knowledge of land formations should help geologists find mineral resources and evaluate geologic hazards such as earthquake zones.By all accounts, they also are rich in mineral resources.But apart from limited mineral resources and abundant meat, Kyrgyzstan will struggle for a long time.In all instances, the overriding desire to maintain control over mineral resources keeps the war going.The Programme is focussed on world mineral resources, production, trade and use.