Keyword Definition

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

Category: Geological

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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