Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Dip
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In mining law. The line of declination of strata; the angle which measures the deviation of a mineralized vein or lode from the vertical plane; the slope or slant of a vein, away from the perpendicular, as it goes downward into the earth; distinguished from the "strike" of the vein, which is its extension in the horizontal plane or its lengthwise trend or course with reference to the points of the compass. King v. Mining Co., 9 Mont. 543, 24 Pac. 200; Duggan v. Da-vey, 4 Dak. 110, 26 N. W. 887.