a. The counterpoise or weight attached by cable to the drum of a winding engine to balance the weight of the cage and hoisting cable and thus assist the engine in lifting the load out of the shaft. Fay
b. An instrument for weighing. Fay
c. See: assay balance; balance pit.
d. A beam device specif. designed and calibrated to determine specific gravity by weighing methods, as in determining the specific gravity of drilling mud. Long
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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