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.
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Paving the way for future feminist writers and thinkers, these authors represent a rich composite vein to be mined at will.
The Julieta Prospect comprises a series of structurally related composite vein sets with north and northwest trends.