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An almost horizontal entrance to a mine.

[Latin aditus, access, from past participle of adīre, to approach : ad-, ad- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Mining & Quarrying) an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage
[C17: from Latin aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go]
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(ˈæd ɪt)

a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
[1595–1605; < Latin aditus an approach]
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Noun1.adit - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mineadit - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
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What all these passages are, of course I cannot say, but we thought that they must be the ancient workings of a mine, of which the various shafts and adits travelled hither and thither as the ore led them.
* The 2019 exploration program is focused on the expansion and delineation of the gold mineralized zones discovered by the Company as well as Regional Exploration of other areas of the Project in the search for new mineralization and potential new discoveries.Results have been received from the first four holes drilled These holes were designed to ascertain contact angles0x20 and thicknesses of the fresh granites and the dioritic intrusive at Adit A.
Where exposed, the Adit Shear Zone contains quartz veining occurring over widths from 1 to over 30 metres.
By the summer the attention will shift to the Llechfraith Adit with bulk sampling and drilling taking place to uncover the rich seams of gold that Alba believes are lurking in the mine.
"Keep up your spirit and send prayers to your parents and siblings," the police officer said, while Adit weakly nodded his head.
To become a host, there will be a process of data verification and tour package checking to provide certainty, security, and comfort for the travelers,' Adit said.
ADIT is an advanced level designation in international cross-border tax.
Using the local iron ore deposits, Jacek Fredro set up first adit in 1796, and then, in 1804, an iron foundry which manufactured farming tools, pots and furnaces.
Vikram Kalia, Director Sales & Marketing, Adit Infratel Pvt Ltd, said, 'We are upbeat about the smartphone/tablet accessories market in India , particularly Bluetooth headsets and speakers which will grow manifold in the years to come .
Next Graphite Inc (OTC PINK: GPNE), a graphite exploration /development stage company in Africa's Republic of Namibia, announced on Friday results of the testing and grading of a 1,000-kilogram underground sample from its Aukam property lower adit.
The funds raised will be deployed to commence construction of an underground adit which should allow Indochine to more cost effectively increase its high grade resource which currently stands at 466,000 ounces gold at 10 g/t Au, (within a larger 2.1 Moz gold JORC resource and 18 Moz silver).