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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mining, having slickensides; characterized by slickensides.


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  • Where such sheets of ore occupy by preference the planes of contact between adjacent strata, but sometimes desert such planes, and show slickensided walls, and banded structure, like the great veins of Bingham, Utah, these should be classed as true fissure veins.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884


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