Origin of lode
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Historical Examples of lodes
On the find of gold in the quartzes and the metal-veins and lodes.
There are, however, reefs or lodes which are not persistent in depth.
I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or “reefs.”
About 75,000 lodes have been discovered in Colorado, and numberless placers.The Crest of the Continent
I shall now treat of preliminary mining on lodes or "reefs."
Word Origin for lode
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.