Adamantine - Having diamond luster.
Adit - A horizontal tunnel from the surface draining a mine.
Alluvium - Deposit by streams.
Amalgamation - Combining mercury with another metal.
Analysis - A chemical search whereby the nature (qualitative) and amount (quantitative) of the components of a substance are found out.
Aqua regia - A mixture of 3 parts hydrochloric acid with 1 part strong nitric acid.
Arenaceous - Sandy.
Argentiferous - Silver-bearing.
Argillaceous - Clay-bearing.
Arrastra - A rotary and primitive mill.
Assay - A test.
Assay-ton - 29.166 2-3 grammes.
Auriferous - Gold-bearing.
Bar - Obstruction in the bed of a river.
Bar-diggings - Claims in the shallows of streams.
Base Metals - Those not classed as precious.
Batea - Mexican gold-washing dish.
Battery - A set of stamps for crushing.
Bed - A seam or deposit.
Bed-rock - Solid stratum below porous material.
Bench - Old river bed; also called a terrace.
Booming - The sudden discharge of accumulated water.
Bort - Black diamond.
Calcite - Carbonate of lime.
Canon - Pronounced canyon; a gorge.
Carat - About 4 grains Troy.
Cement - Compacted gravel.
Color - A speck of gold.
Country Rock - The rock enclosing a vein.
Cradle - A mining apparatus; also called a rocker.
Cupriferous - Copper-bearing.
Decrepitate - Crackling when hot.
Development - Work done in opening a mine.
Dip - The inclination of a vein at right angles to its length.
Dolly - A primitive stamp-mill.
Drift - A horizontal gallery in a mine; or the rubbish left by the last ice age.
Drifting - Driving a tunnel.
Dump - A heap of vein stuff, etc.
Exploitation - The actual mining following exploration.
Fathom - Six feet.
Fault - A break in a vein or bed.
Float-gold - Fine grains that do not sink in the water.
Float - Veinstone or ore by which a vein is traced.
Flume - Wooden troughs carrying water.
Flux - Material added to help fusion.
Foliated - In thin layers.
Gangue - Veinstone.
Gouge - A selvage of clay between vein and country rock.
Grade - The inclination of a ditch, etc.
Grating - Perforated iron sheet, or bars with spaces.
Gravel - Broken down, rounded rock fragments.
Ground Sluice - A gutter in which gold is washed.
Iridescent - Showing the hues of the rainbow.
Litharge - Proto oxide of lead.
Long Tom - A machine for saving alluvial gold.
Marl - Clay containing lime.
Miner's Inch - An arbitrary measure of water regulated by local custom.
Mundic - Iron pyrites.
Open Cut - A surface working.
Outcrop - That part of a vein showing on the surface.
Oxidation - A chemical union with oxygen.
Oxide - Combination of a metal with oxygen.
Panning - Washing gravel, or crushed rock, in a gold-miner's pan to detect gold, etc.
Peroxide - The oxide of any substance that is richest in oxygen.
Placer - A deposit of valuable metal in gravel.
Plat - A map from an original survey.
Plumbago - Graphite or black lead.
Precipitate - Matter separated from a solution.
Pulp - Pulverized ore mixed with water.
Quarry - An open working.
Quartz - Silica.
Quartzose - Containing a large proportion of quartz.
Reduce - To turn ore into metal by taking away oxygen.
Riffle - A groove or strip to catch gold and mercury in a sluice.
Roasting - Heating in contact with air.
Shaft - A pit giving access to a vein or working.
Stratum - Bed or layer.
Striated - Marked with parallel workings.
Strip - To remove overlying material from a vein.
Sulphate - A salt containing sulphuric acid.
Sulphide - A combination of sulphur and a metal.
Sulphurets - When the miner employs this term he usually means pyrites.
Tailings - The refuse matter after ore has been crushed.
Throw - The movements of vein caused by a fault; it may be up or down.
Translucent - If light passes through a mineral, it is translucent; if you can see the details of an object through it, it is transparent.
Underlie - The same thing as dip.
Unstratified - Without stratification or bedding.
Wash Dirt - Auriferous gravel or clay.
Whim - A machine for hoisting by a revolving drum.
Winze - An interior shaft connecting the levels.
Zinc - White oxide of zinc.
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