|lode (lōd) Pronunciation Key
A vein of mineral ore that is deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock or that fills a fissure in a rock formation.
in geology, ore body that is disseminated within definite boundaries in unwanted rock or minerals (gangue). The term, as used by geologists, is nearly synonymous with the term lode, as used by miners. There are two distinct types: fissure veins and ladder veins.
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