banded ore

banded ore

[′ban·dəd ′ȯr]
(geology)
Ore made up of layered bands composed either of the same minerals that differ from band to band in color or textures or proportion, or of different minerals.
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Anywhere you have greenstone belts or sedimentary basins, you get these banded ore formations that go and go for kilometres along strike length.
They discovered that the ore, in general, exhibited a positive metallurgical response, with a clear advantage for the banded ores over the brecciated ores.