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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mineralizer An element which is combined with a metal, thus forming an ore. Thus, in galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water
    • n mineralizer A substance or agent that mineralizes; a substance that combines with a metal to form an ore. The principal mineralizer is sulphur, and combinations of the metals with this substance form the most common ores, especially at some depth below the surface. Near the surface the sulphureted ores are usually found to have been changed to oxids and carbonates. Some metals (as tin) are almost exclusively mineralized by oxygen; others (as iron) are extensively mineralized by both” oxygen and sulphur. Arsenic, antimony, and chlorin are other important mineralizers. Some metals (as silver) exist in combinations containing sulphur, arsenic, and antimony, all combined with the metal to form one mineral species. Also spelled mineraliser.
    • n mineralizer In petrography, a dissolved gas in an igneous magma which promotes crystallization, or leads to the production of particular minerals which contain the elements of the gas, such as boron, chlorin, fluorin, hydrogen. Compare crystallizer, 2.
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  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    “I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?”
  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.”
  • J. Paul Getty
    “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.”


In literature:

Then the three miners, with Bill at their head, sprung out of their cover.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
Summer is a delightful time at the many little miners' cabins scattered through the mountains.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Copper has been discovered in considerable quantities, and other minerals (including coal) are believed to exist.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
A person wishing to prospect for gold must first procure a miner's license, paying ten dollars for it.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Some of them looked as reckless and dangerous as the miners, from whom a disturbance was feared.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Jack's no ordinary rip-roaring, hell-raisin' miner.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Not far away from the river were the tents occupied by the miners.
"The Young Miner" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
As far as he could see, it grew more and more inviting, looked at from the viewpoint of a miner, or a prospector for precious minerals.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
They are most of them old miners, hard-featured but genial and kindly, and easily distinguished from men reared in the easy life of cities.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
During 1848 $10,000,000 in gold is gathered by miners in California.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin

In poetry:

'Tis not to dig the grave,
Where the dying miner delves;
'Tis not to toil for others
But to labour for yourselves.
"Our Summons" by Ernest Jones
An old and silent man was he,
And his face was yellow and lean.
In the golden lands of Mexico
A miner he had been.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
Amid my well-known grove,
Where mineral fountains vainly bear
Thy boasted name, and titles fair,
Why scorns thy foot to rove?
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
There the tailor blows the flute,
And the cobbler blows the horn,
And the miner blows the bugle,
Over mountain gorge and bourn.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There was no pride about her, and day after day,
She walked with her young brother, who was always gay,
A beautiful boy he was, about thirteen years old,
And Jenny and her brother by the miners were greatly extolled.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
I'm a broken-hearted miner, who loves his cup to drain,
Which often-times has caused me to lie in frost and rain.
Roaming about the country, looking for some work to do,
I got a job of reaping off a stringy-bark cockatoo.
"The Stringy-Bark Cockatoo" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

DFL supporters rest on benches near the entrance of the Miners Memorial Building after a DFL rally in Virginia, Minn.
The block gave the Miners the 2-0 lead and deflated Redwood, which led to an easy win in the third set.
The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with searching questions asked of its post-apartheid soul.
Coal Miners' Strike Spreads, but Years Have Blunted the Weapon.
Bolivian Miners Protest Tax Increase.
The Negaunee Miners and Calumet Copper Kings on a snowy field in Negaunee on Friday, November 2nd, 2012.
An Alaskan mine that may contain more than $500 billion in gold, copper and other minerals will never get dug if environmentalists get their way.
Miners sing and dance in Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Themba Hadebe.
New Dow Corning® Z-6172 Silane, a Vinyl-tris-(2-methoxyethoxy) silane coupling agent, provides improved dispersion of mineral fillers in EPDM rubbers and thermoplastic resins.
South Africa miners' strike: Labour hero Cyril Ramaphosa urged crackdown, emails show.
The Mineral Wells Junior High Outdoor Education Class has been working on team building the past several weeks.
Here are new recommended daily intakes for two vitamins and one mineral.
While addressing coal miners in southern Ohio during a campaign stop earlier this week, Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel suddenly sounded a little, well, corny.
Fifty-one miners were killed in about 15 minutes when the mine began to cave in and fill with water.
The Mineral County Commission will meet today to discuss a request to work with a memorandum of understanding for the local fire departments.

In science:

Using a simple requirement that events contain two decay electrons in the final state, MiniBooNE isolates a clean sample of CC π+ interactions in mineral oil.
NuFact05 Working Group 2 Summary: Experimental Results in Neutrino Scattering Physics
Lacis, Modeling of Particle Size Distribution and its Influence on the Radiative Properties of Mineral Dust Aerosol, J.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Is it a vegetable? Is it a mineral?” The name of the gam e arises from the fact that if one bit of information could be acquired from each question, then twenty questions can distinguish between 220 different objects, which should be more than sufficient.
Twenty Questions Games Always End With Yes
Since most stars do not only house a single dust species in their surroundings, their respective infrared spectrum can be quite complex, showing features that are the result of a certain blend of minerals.
Fitting of dust spectra with genetic algorithms - I. Perspectives & Limitations
KamLAND is a 6.5m radius balloon filled with 1000 t of liquid scintillator, submerged inside a 9-m radius stainless-steel sphere filled with 3000 t of mineral oil with PMTs mounted on the wall.
Recent Progress in Double Beta Decay