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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* An abundance of Boron 6 Founded in a mineral vein embedded in a rock, Curiosity is the first rover to identify that Boron is present on Mars, suggesting the possibility that the dry planet must have been more wet millions of years ago.
The Dominican Republic has opened the doors to mining investment, while Haiti, which is right next door, practically in the same mineral vein, has yet to approve a regulatory framework that favors investment.
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.
Accurate positioning means users measure the part of the sample that is of interest, such as mineral vein or weld, and having the sample image in the analysis report is often required in industries such as jewellery and for compliance testing.
Now, he says, Opportunity is exploring a mysterious mineral vein that might provide even more evidence for warm subsurface processes.
The Tujisi Mine is located in the same mineral vein as the Company's Zhangjiaba Mine and contains premium beige marble resources of similar quality to that of the Zhangjiaba Mine.
With extralateral rights, a miner can follow a mineral vein beyond the borders of the mining claim for as far as the vein extends.
'Hush' will give a dramatic emphasis to this feature of the landscape, created when miners worked the hillside by hand to expose a mineral vein, then flushed the area with water to further reveal the geological riches below.
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.
Miners used dams to create reservoirs and then released the water so that the power of its downward rush scoured away earth and vegetation, leaving the rock - and hopefully lead and mineral veins - exposed.
In this type of mining you do not dig holes to follow the mineral veins. You scrape away the over burden.
The boron was found in calcium sulfate mineral veins, meaning the boron was present in Mars groundwater, and provides another indication that some of the groundwater in Gale Crater was habitable.