Definition of veinstone in English:

veinstone

Line breaks: vein|stone
Pronunciation: /ˈveɪnstəʊn
 
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noun

  • another term for gangue.
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    • 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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