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Paulingite vs. Mineral

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Paulingitenoun

(mineral) A rare zeolite mineral found in vesicles in alluvial basaltic rocks.

Mineralnoun

(geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.

Paulingite

Paulingite or paulingite-K is a rare zeolite mineral that is found in vesicles in the basaltic rocks from the Columbia River near Rock Island Dam, Washington. Paulingite was named for Linus Carl Pauling (1901–1994), professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology and accepted by the International Mineralogical Association in 1960.

Mineralnoun

Any inorganic material (as distinguished from animal or vegetable).

Mineralnoun

(nutrition) Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.

Mineralnoun

(British) Mineral water.

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Mineralnoun

A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.

Mineralnoun

(obsolete) A mine or mineral deposit.

Mineralnoun

(obsolete) A poisonous or dangerous substance.

Mineraladjective

of, related to, or containing minerals

Mineralnoun

An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.

Mineralnoun

A mine.

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Mineralnoun

Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

Mineraladjective

Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.

Mineraladjective

Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.

Mineralnoun

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

Mineraladjective

relating to minerals;

‘mineral elements’; ‘mineral deposits’;

Mineraladjective

of or containing or derived from minerals;

‘a mineral deposit’; ‘mineral water’; ‘decaying vegetable matter’;

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Mineraladjective

composed of matter other than plant or animal;

‘the inorganic mineral world’;

Mineral

In geology and mineralogy, a mineral or mineral species is, broadly speaking, a solid chemical compound with a fairly well-defined chemical composition and a specific crystal structure that occurs naturally in pure form.The geological definition of mineral normally excludes compounds that occur only in living beings. However some minerals are often biogenic (such as calcite) or are organic compounds in the sense of chemistry (such as mellite).

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