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orebody

[′ȯr‚bäd·ē]
(geology)
Generally, a solid and fairly continuous mass of ore, which may include low-grade ore and waste as well as pay ore, but is individualized by form or character from adjoining country rock.
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Discovering new orebodies and opening new mines in Northern Ontario is urgent and necessary.
Lundin Mining has announced initial proven and probable mineral reserves for two recently discovered orebodies at its Candelaria mine in northern Chile.
High metal grades are a traditional feature of the epithermal vein style mineralisation being mined at Way Linggo which has, so far, been shown to contain two distinct orebodies, A and B.
The discontinuous mineralization manifested itself as a series of orebodies controlled by several northwest-trending faults.
International Resource News-6 April 2009-Canadian Orebodies Announces Debt Settlement(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
The orebodies, which occur as three separate deposits, are essentially similar comprising strata bound sulphide bodies occurring as amphibolite sills within gneisses of the Limpopo metamorphic belt.
The two orebodies are only 50m to 100m apart, which is technically and economically attractive.
Of all the major geological structures present at Copper Cliff mine, two structures are known to be seismically active: the 900 orebody cross fault, which strikes east-west and dips at about 55[degrees] north; and the Quartz Diabase Dyke (trap) located between the 100 and 900 orebodies striking east-west and dipping steeply north (Figure 2).
International Resource News-2 January 2009-Canadian Orebodies Secures Finance Offering(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
Orebodies are irregularly shaped and carry gold, silver and lead in the gouge (which varies from almost pure quartz to half quartz and half iron oxides).
The G and CW orebodies are fiat dipping with average thicknesses of 8 m and 6 m respectively and, as such, they present a fairly straightforward mining proposition and will be mined in sequence, starting with the CW orebody.
these include 1/ a significant potential for additional tungsten mineralization beyond previously mined and existing remaining tungsten mineralization, and 2/ Gold mineralization of two types a/ stratabound bismuth-gold mineralization within sedimentary units and b/ sheeted quartz vein zones within the intrusive granitic stocks, and 3/ lead-zinc mineralization at deeper levels below previously mined historic Jersey lead-zinc orebodies as indicated by drill intersections in old drill data on the property from holes that penetrated the prospective Lower Jersey dolomite horizon