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 for Mineral
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mineral \Min"er*al\, n. [F. min['e]ral, LL. minerale, fr. minera
     mine. See Mine, v. i.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature,
        having a definite chemical composition and usually a
        distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy
        igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of
        minerals.
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     2. A mine. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the
        most general classification of things into three kingdoms
        (animal, vegetable, and mineral).
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mineral \Min"er*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or
        of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
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     2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
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     Mineral acids (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric,
        nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as
        distinguished from the organic acids.
  
     Mineral blue, the name usually given to azurite, when
        reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
  
     Mineral candle, a candle made of paraffin.
  
     Mineral caoutchouc, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of
        bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness.
        See Caoutchouc, and Elaterite.
  
     Mineral chameleon (Chem.) See Chameleon mineral, under
        Chameleon.
  
     Mineral charcoal. See under Charcoal.
  
     Mineral cotton. See Mineral wool (below).
  
     Mineral green, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.
  
     Mineral kingdom (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand
        divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects,
        as distinguished from plants or animals.
  
     Mineral oil. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
  
     Mineral paint, a pigment made chiefly of some natural
        mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.
  
     Mineral patch. See Bitumen, and Asphalt.
  
     Mineral right, the right of taking minerals from land.
  
     Mineral salt (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.
  
     Mineral tallow, a familiar name for hatchettite, from its
        fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.
  
     Mineral water. See under Water.
  
     Mineral wax. See Ozocerite.
  
     Mineral wool, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing
        a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is
        a poor conductor of heat.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mineral
      adj 1: relating to minerals; "mineral elements"; "mineral
             deposits"
      2: composed of matter other than plant or animal; "the inorganic
         mineral world"
      n 1: solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature
           having a definite chemical composition

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "mineral":
     alabaster, alabastrine, amphibole, antimony, apatite, aplite,
     arsenic, asbestine, asbestos, asphalt, azurite, bauxite, bitumen,
     boron, brimstone, bromine, brucite, calcite, carbon, celestite,
     chalcedony, chlorite, chromite, clay, coal, coke, corundum,
     cryolite, diatomite, emery, epidote, epsomite, feldspar, garnet,
     gel mineral, glauconite, graphite, graphitic, gypsum, hatchettine,
     holosiderite, inorganic, inorganic substance, iron pyrites, jet,
     kyanite, lignite, lime, magnesite, malachite, maltha, marcasite,
     marl, meerschaum, metamict substance, mica, micaceous,
     mineral coal, mineral kingdom, mineral oil, mineral resources,
     mineral salt, mineral tallow, mineral tar, mineral wax,
     mineral world, mineral-bearing material, mineraloid, molybdenite,
     monazite, nonbiological, nonorganic, obsidian, olivine, ore,
     ozokerite, peat, perlite, petrified, phosphate rock, phosphorus,
     pumice, pyrite, pyrites, pyroxene, quartz, realgar, red clay,
     rhodonite, rock crystal, rocks, salt, selenite, selenium, siderite,
     silica, silicate, silicic, silicon, spar, spinel, spodumene,
     sulfur, sulfuric, sulfurous, talc, talcum, tellurium, unorganic,
     unorganized, untreated mineral, wollastonite, wulfenite, zeolite
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Mineral -- U.S. County in Montana
     Population (2000):    3884
     Housing Units (2000): 1961
     Land area (2000):     1219.821073 sq. miles (3159.321942 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.556614 sq. miles (9.211588 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1223.377687 sq. miles (3168.533530 sq. km)
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             47.143735 N, 114.965059 W
     Headwords:
      Mineral
      Mineral, MT
      Mineral County
      Mineral County, MT
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Mineral -- U.S. County in Nevada
     Population (2000):    5071
     Housing Units (2000): 2866
     Land area (2000):     3756.404850 sq. miles (9729.043485 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    56.564967 sq. miles (146.502586 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3812.969817 sq. miles (9875.546071 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
     Location:             38.525236 N, 118.466414 W
     Headwords:
      Mineral
      Mineral, NV
      Mineral County
      Mineral County, NV
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Mineral -- U.S. County in West Virginia
     Population (2000):    27078
     Housing Units (2000): 12094
     Land area (2000):     327.733047 sq. miles (848.824658 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.397246 sq. miles (3.618850 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    329.130293 sq. miles (852.443508 sq. km)
     Located within:       West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
     Location:             39.433373 N, 78.935756 W
     Headwords:
      Mineral
      Mineral, WV
      Mineral County
      Mineral County, WV
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Mineral -- U.S. County in Colorado
     Population (2000):    831
     Housing Units (2000): 1119
     Land area (2000):     875.718798 sq. miles (2268.101177 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.986051 sq. miles (5.143847 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    877.704849 sq. miles (2273.245024 sq. km)
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             37.700620 N, 106.920831 W
     Headwords:
      Mineral
      Mineral, CO
      Mineral County
      Mineral County, CO
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mineral, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    143
     Housing Units (2000): 450
     Land area (2000):     44.478574 sq. miles (115.198972 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.019981 sq. miles (0.051751 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    44.498555 sq. miles (115.250723 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47794
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             40.355686 N, 121.567333 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     96063
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mineral, CA
      Mineral
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mineral, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    272
     Housing Units (2000): 120
     Land area (2000):     0.307906 sq. miles (0.797474 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.307906 sq. miles (0.797474 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            49516
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.381921 N, 89.836576 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61344
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mineral, IL
      Mineral
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mineral, VA -- U.S. town in Virginia
     Population (2000):    424
     Housing Units (2000): 196
     Land area (2000):     0.893116 sq. miles (2.313159 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.893116 sq. miles (2.313159 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            52120
     Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
     Location:             38.006117 N, 77.909553 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     23117
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mineral, VA
      Mineral
  

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