mineral mineral  /ˈmɪ nə rəl/


  1. (n) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  2. (adj) relating to minerals
  3. (adj) composed of matter other than plant or animal


  1. Asbestos, a mineral found notably in the Province of Quebec, does not decompose under even relatively high degrees of heat.
  2. The Chinese are ecstatic over newly discovered mineral deposits.
  3. Not all bottled water is mineral.


  1. Navitas Land and Mineral Drills 7008 Foot Oil and Gas Well in Northwest Kentucky

    Navitas Land and Mineral Corporation, an oil and gas production firm, recently completed drilling, cementing and casing a 7008 foot oil well in Poole, Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Geological Survey, the Otho Babb #2 is the deepest oil well ever drilled in Webster County with producible oil.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Mineral City Village Council, June 10 meeting

    Mineral City Village Council agreed not to enter into a 10-year commitment with the Ohio Public Works Commission to borrow funds for paving.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times-Reporter

  3. Mineral Wells dealt blow as prison contract gets cut

    The decision by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to transfer inmates out of two privately run prisons in North Texas will be a blow for Mineral Wells.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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  1. "There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption," the Pope said.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: PinkNews.co.uk

  2. "Australians are entitled to a fairer share of our inheritance of the mineral wealth that lies in our grounds," she said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: CNN (blog)

  3. On the occasion of Michael Bromich's appointment as head of the Mineral Management Service, President Obama said, "For a decade or more, the cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency (Mineral Management Service) was allowed...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Human Events (blog)

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