mineral vein


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Noun1.mineral vein - a layer of ore between layers of rockmineral vein - a layer of ore between layers of rock
bonanza - an especially rich vein of precious ore
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
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During the 2000s, smaller mining companies like FNX had to be more creative and mined footwall deposits - the rock on the underside of the mineral vein - that had fewer large solid chunks of minerals.
People can discover lots about bats at Hardwick and listen to the webbed winged creatures with bat detectors, try an 11-mile hard trek across the fells to get the heart racing or a geological exploration of Weardale to explore the wonders of Heights Pasture and the mineral vein at Slitt Wood.
Now, he says, Opportunity is exploring a mysterious mineral vein that might provide even more evidence for warm subsurface processes.
With extralateral rights, a miner can follow a mineral vein beyond the borders of the mining claim for as far as the vein extends.
In strip mining, huge machines tear away all the rock and earth above a mineral vein.
An analysis of the San Miguel vein, the first of four reports to be received, was released on May 18 describing a mineral vein 1,600 meters in length and believed to contain 154,000 kilos of silver, 9,881 tons of tin and 28,758 tons of zinc.
Each entry includes the name of the mine, the date discovered, its location, type of ore, mineral veins, yield, and names of key personnel.
further test the Mewet mineral veins to at least 150m depth and over a