Mineral blue


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mineral blue See under Mineral.
    • Mineral blue the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
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In literature:

Poterloo, the miner from the Calonne pit, is pink; his eyebrows are the color of straw, his eyes flax-blue.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
If a blue sugar paper is turned red, it is a mineral acid.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
When this body is treated with dilute mineral acids it splits up into Indigo Blue and a kind of sugar.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
Blue and red shirted miners a feature of the landscape.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The streak is blue, but lighter than the colour of the mineral in mass.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Crystals are very rare, the mineral being usually found as compact and earthy masses or as a blue coating on other copper sulphides.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The mineral is usually colourless, or has only a delicate shade of blue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
AZ'URITE, a blue mineral, a carbonate of copper, often occurring in crystals.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The Asbestos Mountains in Griqualand West, Cape Colony, yield a blue fibrous mineral which is worked under the name of Cape asbestos.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The colour is generally pale-blue or green, though sometimes the mineral is colourless.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various

In poetry:

Borne away in the blue wake of tractors,
The lopped trees leave for ever their fitting landscape;
They will grow again in the underground valleys
Where the black miners creep beneath a sagging sky.
"Tree Felling" by George Woodcock
And, like a mighty gallows-frame,
The derrick in the New Chum claim
Hangs over where, despite the cold,
Strong miners seek the hidden gold,
And stiff and blue, half-frozen through,
The fickle dame of Fortune woo.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Hawks coach Bob Stephens still shakes his head thinking about last year's Black-and-Blue Classic - a physical affair that ended with a last-minute Miners drive to win.
They may help ensure that all the stranded miners will in time emerge from underground hell and once again get to admire the blue skies above.
If you picked up a copy of the Daily News-Miner 100 years ago Tuesday, you would have witnessed the first edition of an Alaska newspaper printed in red, white and blue, heralding a federal bill that provided some self-government in Alaska.
They billed it as the Orange and Blue game, but Miner players wore Blue and White jerseys.