The process of mineralizing, or forming a mineral by combination of a metal with another element; also, the process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.
- A form of fossilization in which the organic parts of an organism are replaced by minerals
- The breakdown of organic matter in the soil to form soluble inorganic compounds
- The deposition of calcium salts in abnormal parts of the skeleton
- The addition of minerals to water to make a mineral water