from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deposit of ore formed in the saddle-shaped cavities produced parallel with the bedding by the gaping and buckling of strata in a sharp anticline. It contains tho saddle proper and the two legs. The type was first recognized in the Bendigo district in Australia, but has since beon found in the Nova Scotia gold-mines and elsewhere.


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  • The historic slate belt model interpreted the zones of mineralization to be a "saddle-reef" type confined to quartz veined and fine grained argillites and shales along the Boston-Richardson Anticlinal Structure ( "BRAS").

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