Vein quartz


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vein quartz Quartz occurring as gangue in a vein.
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In literature:

Sporadic quartz veins here and there showed a light tint.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Getting gold from the veins is called quartz-mining.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Exceedingly rich quartz veins have been found on Harrison River.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
The vein of quartz which bore it was fifty or sixty feet wide.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Quartz veins seldom yield very great returns, but they furnish a steady supply of the metal.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Through these rocks and ledges, however, there ran a great many veins of white quartz.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The richest part of a lode of auriferous quartz is almost invariably on the lower side of the vein, near the foot-wall.
"Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining" by John S. Hittell
Most of this I got around Culata, near Don Felipe's quartz vein, the Andandodias.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He stopped once to kick contemptuously at a vein of quartz.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The quartz vein formed my central point of attraction in this wild paradise.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller

In poetry:

Luck, boys, luck! — a nugget of gold
Big as my fist in the blest black mould!
Luck! — a gallon of bright yellow grains
Dotted like stars in the white quartz veins!
"Good Luck! (A Ballad For The Gold-Digger)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

It buries them in the sandstone that's shot through with quartz veins rising up from the ocean floor.