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

    In mining law. A vein or lode of mineralized matter filling d pre-existing fissure or crack in the earth's crust extending across the strata and goh erally extending indefinitely downward, See Crocker v. Manley, 164 III. 282, 45 N. E. 577, 56 Am. St. Rep. 196.