or vein stone
[ veyn-stohn ]
/ ˈveɪnˌstoʊn /
valueless rock or mineral matter occurring in a vein; gangue.
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Also called phleb·o·lith [fleb-uh-lith] /ˈflɛb ə lɪθ/ .
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Very often displacement of the walls again takes place, and the infilling or “veinstone” is torn apart and brecciated.
British Dictionary definitions for veinstone
/ (ˈveɪnˌstəʊn) /
another word for gangue
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