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an ore deposit
Not to be confused with:
load – a burden or cargo
a. The metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock formation.
b. A vein of mineral ore deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock. Also called lead1.
2. A rich source or supply: found a lode of important documents in the archives.
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a deposit of valuable ore occurring between definite limits in the surrounding rock; vein
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a deposit of metallic ore filling a fissure in the surrounding rock
[Old English lād course. Compare load]
1. a veinlike deposit, usu. metalliferous.
2. a rich supply or source.