ore shoot

ore shoot

[′ȯr ‚shüt]
(geology)
A large, generally vertical, pipelike ore body that is economically valuable. Also known as shoot.
A large and usually rich aggregation of mineral in a vein.
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According to the company, each of the drill targets possess surface geochemistry remarkably similar to the original high-grade ore shoot that, during LKA's ownership, yielded over 141,000 ounces from an area measuring less than 10,000 square feet.
5 ounce of gold per tonne, while another projects a shorter ore shoot with a steeply dipping fault at 55,000 tonnes grading one ounce of gold or better to the tonne, Coutu said.
An additional ore shoot of potentially similar dimensions containing high grade gold and silver has also been located 250 meters along strike from the primary workings" said Robert Brown, President and CEO of Calibre.
The company vice-president, mining operations, Philip Ng, said, 'These intercepts being reported today continue to better define our high grade 2c ore shoot at Seabee Deep.
By the end of September, a camp had been built and surface trenching had uncovered an ore shoot that averaged 10.
Initial stoping on the vein has identified an ore shoot 241 feet (73.
Only limited exploration was undertaken previously at the northern and north-western extensions of the Cameron Gold Deposit, as previous owners had focused on developing an underground mine to exploit the main high-grade plunging ore shoot at the Cameron Gold Deposit.
The Divisadero property hosts the Carolina ore shoot, where mining prior to 1920, and again for a limited time in the late 1970's, focused on a bonanza vein 100 meters long, averaging 8 meters wide, with reported grades of approximately 18 grams/ton gold and 1080 grams/ton silver.
This ore shoot has now been intersected by 11 drill holes (numbers DSDH-1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18).
The total down dip mineralization of the Texas Ore Shoot has been identified over some 750+ feet from the surface to the Sonneman Level.
In many cases, the position of the ore shoot had to be modified, as with the old drilling.
Results of the study have revealed several potential gold-bearing ore shoot targets at structural intersections between the three past-productive veins in the district.