a. Syn: overburden
b. The overburden or rock deposit overlying a body of mineral or ore. Nelson
c. See: gossan
d. The preparation of capped fuses. Nelson; Lewis
e. The process of sealing or covering a borehole and/or the material or device so used.
f. The separation of a block of stone along the bedding plane.
g. The attachment at the end of a winding rope. See also: continental gland-type capping; interlocking wedge-type capping; white-metal cappel; capel. Sinclair, 5
h. The fixing of a shackle or a swivel to the end of a hoisting rope. CTD
i. The operation of fastening steel rope to a winding cage. Pryor, 3
j. The name given to a method by which the spouting flow of a liquid or gas from a borehole may be stopped or restricted; also, the mechanism attached to borehole collar piping and so used. Long
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Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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