Definition of veinstone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvānˌstōn/


Another term for gangue.
Example sentences
  • The veinstone is pure quartz containing water in microscopical cavities, as in the quartz crystals of granite, but not combined as in the hydrous siliceous sinter deposited from hot springs.
  • Some of this is disseminated within the veinstone, but there is evidence from a number of lodes that, after the initial tourmaline deposition, a residual quartz/cassiterite phase was produced.

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Syllabification: vein·stone

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