lode


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lode

an ore deposit
Not to be confused with:
load – a burden or cargo

lode

 (lōd)
n.
1.
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.

[Middle English, way, load, from Old English lād, way; see leit- in Indo-European roots.]

lode

(ləʊd)
n
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]

lode

(loʊd)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lode - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rockslode - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
alluviation, deposit, sedimentation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
champion lode, mother lode - the main vein of ore in a deposit
Translations

lode

[ləʊd] Nfilón m, veta f

lode

nAder f

lode

:
lodestar
nLeitstern m, → Polarstern m; (fig) (= person)Leitbild nt; (= principle)Leitstern m
lodestone
nMagnetit m, → Magneteisenstein m
References in classic literature ?
(and one for discovery,) on this ledge or lode of oyster-shells,
He is middle-aged, has a bad record, and is not in any sense of the word a gentleman, but he has plenty of money--made it first in California oil, then grub-staked a prospector in British Columbia, cheated him out of his share of the big lode he discovered and doubled his own wealth half a dozen times over.
He and they had been among the Nevada Mountains prospecting for silver, and were returning to Salt Lake City in the hope of raising capital enough to work some lodes which they had discovered.
These shallow dipping extensive zones at HN9 are a potential indicator for deeper mineralisation because all the numerous nearby large deposits in the region including Wallaby (7Moz), Sunrise Dam (10Moz) and Jupiter (1.3Moz) have persistent internal shallow-dipping mineralised lodes that are often called shear zones, which are ubiquitous throughout these deposits and have been defined down to 1500m depth at the Wallaby deposit.
The new drilling supports the re-interpretation of historical drill data and has identified a high-grade southerly plunging shoot on the main lode that remains open at depth below the current JORC resource.
The company's management said in its report that Lode last year achieved the highest turnover in it history.
Earlier in the day, video and pictures taken inside the Lode Lane plant showed a line of ambulances, with workers milling around.
The high point is on Saturday when a cavalcade of classic Land Rovers makes its way from the Lode Lane factory to Mell Square in the town centre.
Originally the factory for the Rover Company, Lode Lane was one of the Shadow factories during the Second World War when production was given over to the war effort.
The sum has been placed in council reserves and it is proposed that some of the money is used to move one of the CCTV cameras from its current position on Lode Lane to Station Road, in Solihull town centre, in order to enforce restrictions there.