1. Occurrence of one or more minerals in such concentration and form as to make possible removal and processing for use at profit.
    Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982. Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
     
  2. a. A mass of naturally occurring mineral material; e.g., metal ores or nonmetallic minerals, usually of economic value, without regard to mode of origin. Accumulations of coal and petroleum may or may not be included; usage should be defined in context. Syn: orebody
    b. A mineral occurrence of sufficient size and grade that it might, under favorable circumstances, be considered to have economic potential. See also: ore; ore deposit. USGS, 1
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms











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