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gos·san

 (gŏs′ən, gŏz-)
n.
An exposed, oxidized portion of a mineral vein, especially a rust-colored outcrop of iron ore.

[Cornish gossen, from gōs, blood, from Old Cornish guit.]

gossan

(ˈɡɒsən)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) an oxidized portion of a mineral vein in rock

gos•san

(ˈgɒs ən, ˈgɒz-)

n.
a rust-colored, oxidized deposit along an exposed iron-bearing vein.
[1770–80; orig. dial. (Cornwall) < Cornish, derivative of gōs blood; akin to Welsh gwaed]
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