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  • "a small stone or fragment of ore made smooth by the action of water running over it." (1907 New American Encyclopedic Dictionary)

    "Loose pieces of veinstuff lying about on the surface are known in Cornwall as shoad-stones; and shoading is the term given to the process of tracking them to the parent lode." (A Treatise on Ore and Stone Mining

    Clement le Neve Foster, 1905)

    January 29, 2015