He manages to squeeze "lodes," "gossans," "costeanings," and other impressive words into almost every sentence.
I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or “reefs.”
I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or "reefs."
About 75,000 lodes have been discovered in Colorado, and numberless placers.
The rocks through which the lodes descend are of different kinds, thus are Copper and Tin found in granite, as well as in slate.
He found it rich in the little shaft he sank there, and that is at the point where the two lodes run into each other.
There are, however, reefs or lodes which are not persistent in depth.
The ore at these mines is virgin silver, occurring in lodes, and it is sometimes found in large nuggets weighing up to 200 pounds.
These minerals are not unfrequently found in large quantity (associated with galena and other metallic sulphides) in lodes.
In the first place, shafts have to be dug forty or fifty feet deep to the lodes, where the pay dirt is found.
original Middle English spelling of load (n.), and custodian of most of the original meaning of "way, course, carrying." Differentiation in sense took place 16c. Mining sense of "vein of metal ore" is from c.1600, from notion of miners "following" it through the rock.