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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:04 AM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed

originally posted by: Raggedyman
The moon is full of what minerals?
Any info about what is up there that isn't just hearsay

Oxygen is the most abundant mineral on the moon. Contained in mineral oxides.
Lunar geology
Hearsay from me. But you can look it up.


Well I have received many answers that I am grateful for, thanks and to all those others who replied
Good info

Just seems very expensive to mine
Maybe if they set up processors on the moon, but long term I suppose




posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
I could have originally just called it the element Oxygen and saved all the trouble, but talking of the moon and it's minerals is commonly referred to for everything on the moon.

You could and you should, specially when you were "correcting" another member, even your link shows Oxygen is not a mineral.


Regardless of what is is, the fact is that the Moon also have lots of it. The Earth has more, but in this case what's important is that if it's already there then it's easier (and cheaper) to extract it there than transport it all the way from Earth to the Moon.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:16 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Just seems very expensive to mine
Maybe if they set up processors on the moon, but long term I suppose

That's what they call "In-Situ Resource Utilization."

As you can see on the link, they have been thinking about that for a long time.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: ArMaP

The link shows that any element or compounds together in mineral form are referred to as minerals. Only oxygen by itself is not a mineral, and there is NO elemental oxygen on the moon, or very little of it. It is all in the form of oxides, which makes it a mineral just like aluminum, and Iron, and silicon are called minerals of the moon because they are not in elemental form, but do exist there as minerals.

That is in a nutshell is why the word mineral is used.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
That is in a nutshell is why the word mineral is used.

By who (or should it be "whom")?

Your link says that, to be considered a mineral it must be crystalline, so unless there's solid Oxygen on the Moon I don't think it will be in crystalline form.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
That is in a nutshell is why the word mineral is used.

By who (or should it be "whom")?

Your link says that, to be considered a mineral it must be crystalline, so unless there's solid Oxygen on the Moon I don't think it will be in crystalline form.


That is completely wrong. Oxygen IS in crystalline form on the moon, and that is where you find it, and why the word mineral is used.
Even water ICE is a crystalline. And ice is even called a mineral.Here's a new link that might help, even though you seem to be resisting understanding of the use of the word mineral.

minerals

Good luck and Merry Christmas.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed

originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
That is in a nutshell is why the word mineral is used.

By who (or should it be "whom")?

Your link says that, to be considered a mineral it must be crystalline, so unless there's solid Oxygen on the Moon I don't think it will be in crystalline form.


That is completely wrong. Oxygen IS in crystalline form on the moon, and that is where you find it, and why the word mineral is used.
Even water ICE is a crystalline. And ice is even called a mineral.Here's a new link that might help, even though you seem to be resisting understanding of the use of the word mineral.

minerals

Good luck and Merry Christmas.




While we're at it, Iron and Calcium are supplements.

Merry Christmas!




posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
That is completely wrong. Oxygen IS in crystalline form on the moon, and that is where you find it, and why the word mineral is used.

Pure Oxygen?


Even water ICE is a crystalline. And ice is even called a mineral.

True, but there's no solid Oxygen on the Moon.


Here's a new link that might help, even though you seem to be resisting understanding of the use of the word mineral.

minerals

I'm still waiting for an example of the use of "mineral Oxygen" by scientists, just that, and the links you post do not support what you're saying.

From your link:

Definition of mineral.
A naturally occuring solid consisting of a single element or compound.

In this case it would be naturally occurring Oxygen crystals, as you are talking about "mineral Oxygen".

Just because an element is in a compound that makes a mineral doesn't give the name of that element to the mineral, although it may give it part of the name.

A little below it says:

Why are water, oxygen, honey, and teeth not considered to be minerals?
Water is a liquid. Honey is a liquid and is organic. Oxygen is a gas. Teeth are organic. They all don't have a crystalline structure.


I think that's enough for now.



Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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Merry Christmas Everone!



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

yes the moon is full of various materials some there naturally so deposited for billions of years by impacts.




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