a. The highest point of a vein relative to the surface, whether it crops out or not. The concept is used in mining law. See also: apex law AGI
b. The tip, summit, or highest point of a landform, as of a mountain; specif. the highest point on an alluvial fan, usually the point where the stream that formed the fan emerged from the mountain or from confining canyon walls. Syn: culmination
c. The highest point of a stratum, as a coalbed. Standard, 2
d. The top of an anticlinal fold of strata.
e. In U.S. mining law, used to designate the highest limit of a vein. Ballard
f. The top of an inclined haulage plane. See also: brow; landing. Nelson
g. Point in the center of the face of a concave, noncoring bit. Long
h. In a classifier or hydrocyclone, the underflow aperture through which the coarser and heavier fraction of the solids in a pulp is discharged in accordance with its minimum cross section. Pryor, 3
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Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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