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.
Effectively, each draw point would be extracting ore from a vertical column cutting across several highly mineralized pay streaks as well as the lower grade material between the pay streaks, for a higher average grade.
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.
Placer gold pay streaks are created by the erosion of hard rock gold bearing formations.
These pay streaks are anomalies which collectively form in a spatial relationship to the lode gold source.