mineral kingdom


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mineral kingdom

n.
The group of natural objects and substances that are composed only of inorganic matter.

mineral kingdom

n
(Geological Science) all nonliving material, esp rocks and minerals. Compare animal kingdom, plant kingdom

min′eral king`dom


n.
minerals or inorganic substances collectively (contrasted with animal kingdom, vegetable kingdom).
[1685–95]
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Noun1.mineral kingdom - all inorganic objectsmineral kingdom - all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant kingdoms
kingdom - a basic group of natural objects
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Focusing on the beauty of the mineral kingdom with more than 400 photographs, historical background, and fascinating facts, this guide offers a spectacular view of the natural world around us.
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While Scottish geologist James Hutton, in 1795, derided those that would "judge of the great operations of the mineral kingdom, from having kindled a fire, and looked into the bottom of a little crucible," this volume makes the case for the importance of experimentation in the development of 19th century geology.