Any metallurgical operation in which metal is separated by fusion from those impurities with which it may be chemically combined or physically mixed, such as in ores.
Thrush, P.W. (compiler/editor) 1968. Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms. Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, 1269 p.
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, 1968
Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”. The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology. Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.
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