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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A process for discovering metallic lodes by sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, so as to cross all the veins between the two pits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, the process of sinking pits to discover a lode.

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