orebody

[awr-bod-ee, ohr]
noun, plural orebodies.
a well-defined mass of ore-bearing rock.

Origin:
1870–75; ore + body

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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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