discovery vein

discovery vein

[di′skəv·ə·rē ‚vān]
(mining engineering)
The vein on which a mining claim is based.
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Systematic channel sampling along the Red Toad discovery vein returned values ranging from 1.
Soil sampling will be used to explore the strike direction of the discovery vein and the suspected parallel vein structures in the next stage of exploration.