Definition of Gangue

1. n. The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.

Definition of Gangue

1. Noun. (mining) The earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gangue

1. the worthless rock in which valuable minerals are found [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gangue

1. The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore. Origin: F. Gangue, fr. G. Gang a metallic vein, a passage. See Gang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gangue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"The quartz gangue contains copper pyrite, bornite, copper glance and gray copper, and in the upper portions oxidized ores, Galena, ..."

2. The Ore Deposits of the United States and Canada by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"The most common gangue mineral is quartz, while in less amount are found ... The silicates are chiefly present where the gangue is a rock and the ore is ..."

3. The Examination of Prospects: A Mining Geology by Charles Godfrey Gunther (1912)
"The Migration of gangue Minerals.—The solution, migration, and occasionally the precipitation, of gangue minerals are important processes in the ..."

4. The Deposits of the Useful Minerals & Rocks: Their Origin, Form, and Content by Franz Heinrich August Beyschlag, Johan Herman Lie Vogt (1914)
"The most common gangue minerals are quartz and chalcedony. While formerly the white finely-crystalline masses of silica occurring in lodes were without ..."

5. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"Deposits of Other gangue Minerals.2—Calcite, quartz, chalcedony, and opal are common products of deposition at the surface, but besides these the mineral ..."

6. The Ore Deposits of the United States by James Furman Kemp (1893)
"The most common gangue mineral is quartz, while in less amount are found ... The silicates are chiefly present where the gangue is a rock and the ore is ..."

7. The Copper Mines of the World by Walter Harvey Weed (1907)
"ASSOCIATED gangue MINERALS The commonest gangue mineral of copper ores is quartz, which occurs in ... Barite is an exceptional gangue, found in abundance in ..."

8. Microscopical Determination of the Opaque Minerals: An Aid to the Study of Ores by Joseph Murdoch (1916)
"Most gangue minerals are transparent, and practically all appear decidedly darker ... The transparent gangue minerals, usually with a fairly low index of ..."

9. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"The quartz gangue contains copper pyrite, bornite, copper glance and gray copper, and in the upper portions oxidized ores, Galena, ..."

10. The Ore Deposits of the United States and Canada by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"The most common gangue mineral is quartz, while in less amount are found ... The silicates are chiefly present where the gangue is a rock and the ore is ..."

11. The Examination of Prospects: A Mining Geology by Charles Godfrey Gunther (1912)
"The Migration of gangue Minerals.—The solution, migration, and occasionally the precipitation, of gangue minerals are important processes in the ..."

12. The Deposits of the Useful Minerals & Rocks: Their Origin, Form, and Content by Franz Heinrich August Beyschlag, Johan Herman Lie Vogt (1914)
"The most common gangue minerals are quartz and chalcedony. While formerly the white finely-crystalline masses of silica occurring in lodes were without ..."

13. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"Deposits of Other gangue Minerals.2—Calcite, quartz, chalcedony, and opal are common products of deposition at the surface, but besides these the mineral ..."

14. The Ore Deposits of the United States by James Furman Kemp (1893)
"The most common gangue mineral is quartz, while in less amount are found ... The silicates are chiefly present where the gangue is a rock and the ore is ..."

15. The Copper Mines of the World by Walter Harvey Weed (1907)
"ASSOCIATED gangue MINERALS The commonest gangue mineral of copper ores is quartz, which occurs in ... Barite is an exceptional gangue, found in abundance in ..."

16. Microscopical Determination of the Opaque Minerals: An Aid to the Study of Ores by Joseph Murdoch (1916)
"Most gangue minerals are transparent, and practically all appear decidedly darker ... The transparent gangue minerals, usually with a fairly low index of ..."

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