A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORES

Sat, 18 Jun '22
Galena and cinnabar, for two
Wed, 18 May '22
Minerals ending in -ite, often
Thu, 14 Apr '22
Some raw materials
Sun, 10 Apr '22
Valuable deposits
Thu, 7 Apr '22
Treasures buried in the hills
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Miner discoveries
Sat, 25 Sep '21
Rock group
Tue, 13 Jul '21
Things assayers assay
Sat, 26 Jun '21
They're searched for in a rush
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Smelt things?
Fri, 14 May '21
Raw materials
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Rock groups