Until recently, with global demand soaring for oil, gas, and minerals, thumping the tub against imperialism played well at home.
Miss Birnbaum was, until Thursday morning, director of the minerals Management Service.
They also offer a range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
These millions secured the rights to mine platinum, among the most valuable of minerals, from central Zimbabwe.
The illegal exploitation of minerals is one of the major disruptive sources of the conflict.
As far as possessing souls is concerned, Mr. Tylor has proved that plants are as well equipped as men or beasts or minerals.
The minerals at contact are quartz, biotite, magnetite and hornblende.
I am a boll, and yet a miniature earth stored with silks and satins, oils of the olives, minerals of all lands.
It has minerals such as iron, lead, copper and sulphur in the earth.
It is astonishing to find that in spite of their great age their minerals are often in excellent preservation.
late 14c., "substance obtained by mining," from Medieval Latin minerale "something mined," noun use of neuter of mineralis "pertaining to mines," from minera "mine." Meaning "material substance that is neither animal nor vegetable" is first recorded c.1600. Modern scientific sense is from 1813.
early 15c., "neither animal nor vegetable," from Old French mineral and directly from Medieval Latin mineralis (see mineral (n.)). Mineral water (early 15c.) originally was water found in nature with some mineral substance dissolved in it.
mineral min·er·al (mĭn'ər-əl)
A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color, and hardness.
An inorganic element, such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, or zinc, that is essential to the nutrition of humans, animals, and plants.
In the diet, certain substances necessary for the maintenance of life and good health. Some are essential components of bodily substances, such as the calcium in bones and the iron in hemoglobin, whereas others help regulate the activities of metabolism. (See under “Earth Sciences.”)