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[awr-bod-ee, ohr‐] /ˈɔrˌbɒd i, ˈoʊr‐/
noun, plural orebodies.
a well-defined mass of ore-bearing rock.
Origin of orebody
1870-75; ore + body Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Depending on the thickness of the orebody, it may be removed as a single vertical interval or in successive intervals or benches.
  • Ore grades in small areas near the center of an orebody may be as high as a few percent uranium.
  • The tailings pond has been completed and work began on opening access to the vein orebody.
  • Part of the orebody was intersected by two well defined and near vertical dikes that extended to the surface.

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