composite vein

composite vein

[kəm′päz·ət ′vān]
(geology)
A large fracture zone composed of parallel ore-filled fissures and converging diagonals, whose walls and intervening country rock have been replaced to a certain degree.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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