pay streak


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pay streak

[′pā ‚strēk]
(mining engineering)
A layer of oil, ore, or other mineral that can be mined profitably.
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Ore grades mined in the Cangalli conglomerate have been historically very interesting, with most miners pursuing one of some thirty-five distinct pay streaks or horizons.
Golden Eagle's greatest interest came from general sampling in the Cangalli conglomerate without reference to the pay streaks carried out in early 1996 by Trites and Viscarra in the Chaco area of its concessions.
It is concluded that the Evans pay streak historically contained higher gold values than the Telegraph, possibly as high as the reported Californian drift mining average of 0.
OTC BB:MYNG) announced today that its Cangalli underground targeted mining (TPS) operation, targeting high-grade pay streaks, maintained a steady production schedule for the first seven days of May.