glossary of mining terms

Grab Sample – Word of The Week #15

A grab sample is a sample from a rock outcrop that is assayed to determine if valuable elements are contained

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Induced polarization – Word of The Week #14

Induced Polarization - short: IP - is one of the most commonly used mineral exploration techniques in geophysics. IP surveys

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Gossans – Word of the Week #13

According to Britanica, gossan, also spelled "gozzan", are rust-coloured oxide and hydroxide minerals that sit on top of ore deposits, as

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Epithermal Deposit – Word of the Week #12

What's an epithermal deposit? Unlike porphyries, epithermal deposits are not large. They are often rather small, yet appealing to mining

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“Room-and-Pillar Mining” – Word of the Week #11

According to the SEC's glossary of mining terms, room-and-pillar mining is a method of mining flat-lying ore deposits in which

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“Line Cutting” – Word of the Week #10

Line cutting is often the first exploration work done on the claim. It involves cutting a main base line through the

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“Mineral System” – Word of the Week #9

Mineral systems are a collection of mineral deposits. They describe the volume, and type of rock in a given place,

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“Mineral Deposit” – Word of the Week #8

“Mineral Deposit” was “Word of the Week”, for the eight week of 2022.“Word of the Week” is a weekly publication on

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“Pitchblende” – Word of the Week #7

“Pitchblende” was “Word of the Week”, for the seventh week of 2022. “Word of the Week” is a weekly publication on

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“Assessment Work” – Word of the Week #6

“Assessment Work” was “Word of the Week”, for the sixth week of 2022. “Word of the Week” is a weekly publication

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