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orthosilicate

(ˌɔːθəʊˈsɪlɪkət; ˌɔːθəʊˈsɪlɪˌkeɪt)
n
(Chemistry) a silicate mineral
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Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, found in the crust of the earth's surface in two-thirds of the world.
The jade roller lightens the skin, especially under the eyes, through various silicate minerals that can be found in original jade gemstones.
gov/types/mesothelioma) National Cancer Institute , exposure to asbestos, a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, over a long period of time was a major cause of malignant mesothelioma, a disease in which malignant cancer cells grows in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung, chest wall, or abdomen.
Some silicate minerals used as aggregate will react with sodium or potassium alkali in high pH conditions to form a higher-volume product which can put expansive stresses on the concrete and cause cracking.
The Companys Joint Venture partner on the Electra Project is global lithium developer Lithium Australia NL, whom are developing the Sileach processing approach for recovering lithium from silicate minerals including spodumene and mica.
Geochemical studies show generally high percentage of silica due to ample silicate minerals confirmed by petrographic and X- Ray diffraction analyses.
The research program will develop a minerals processing circuit to leach, extract and purify metals from silicate minerals in a solely molten salt environment, without the need for subsequent aqueous processing.
Subhi Nasr, Director of Earth Science Research Centre at Sultan Qaboos University, says that when the peridotite rock - made up mostly of silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene - reacts with carbon dioxide, it converts the gas into calcite, a solid mineral.
Researchers have long known that the Moon's surface darkens over time because tiny meteorites pepper the lunar dust, momentarily flash-melting iron-bearing silicate minerals and creating submicroscopic bits of metallic iron.
Deep in the Earth, for example, most of the hydrogen is stored in hydroxide ions within silicate minerals.
Variability and floatation which are surface properties of aluminum silicate minerals and ease of reproduction of mud, unlike flotation method has made desilication difficult as compared to other common methods of flotation.
by Fareshta Faizi on 11 August, 2014 - 08:46 KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge reserves of garnets, a group of silicate minerals, are found in various parts of Afghanistan, but the gemstones have long been unlawfully extracted in central Kabul and northeastern Badakhshan provinces.