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an ore deposit
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load – a burden or cargo
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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a veinlike deposit, usu. metalliferous.
2. a rich supply or source.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English lād way, course, carrying, c. Old High German leita procession, Old Norse leith way, route. compare load, lade, lead1]
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