Chute – An inclined channel through which ore slides.. Chopping – The rock that appears on the surface indicating the presence of a lode.. Claim – A piece of land 25 to 300 feet wide and 1,500 feet long, which the government sells to the man who finds mineral within its limits.. Conglomerate – Pudding stones, composed of gravel and pebble cemented together.
A glossary of terms and meanings along with the terminolgy used in mining and exploration. Mining Talk Terminology. Symbols Meanings. ADIT. A nearly horizontal passage driven from the surface to the mine workings.