Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lodestuff.

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Examples

  • There was a thin layer of greenish blue turquoise mineral on one surface, and minute seams of a similar substance throughout the specimen.a. The layer of turquoise mineral, from which the rock or vein-stuff had been detached as far as practicable, was found to contain phosphoric acid, alumina, oxide of copper, oxide of iron, and water; which occur in turquoise.

    The Land of Midian

  • A portion of the copper mineral, from which the rock or vein-stuff had been detached as far as practicable, was found to consist of impure hydrated silicate of copper (bluish-green chrysocolla) and carbonate of copper.

    The Land of Midian

  • The cassiterite has a specific gravity (6.4 to 7.1) considerably higher than that of the vein-stuff (2.5 to 3.0), and is concentrated by a series of washings till it is free from the lighter material.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

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