ore faces

ore faces

[′ȯr ‚fās·əz]
(mining engineering)
Those ore bodies that are exposed on one side, or show only one face.
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Mining operations were temporarily shifted to ore faces with lower grade ore.
We continue to make good progress with the development of the lower mineralized zone, and ore grades increased in each of the last four quarters as mine development work increased the number of adits and ore faces.
Ore faces from the third and fourth levels are reported to have typically assayed approximately 1.