Origin of gangueFrench from German gang, metallic vein, passage, literally , a going, akin to gang
The definition of gangue is worthless rock or mineral in which valuable minerals are found.
An example of gangue is the rock surrounding a deposit of gold.
the commercially worthless mineral matter associated with economically valuable metallic minerals in a deposit
Worthless rock or other material in which valuable minerals are found.
Origin of gangueFrench from German Gang lode from Middle High German ganc from Old High German gang a going
(countable and uncountable, plural gangues)
- The lodes are most frequently of great size, containing huge masses of galena, and so little gangue that the ore can very easily be dressed to 83 or 84%.
- In some cases the iron-bearing mineral, such as magnetite or haematite, can be separated from the gangue after crushing, either mechanically or magnetically, so that the part thus enriched or " concentrated " alone need be smelted.
- The duty of the limestone (CaCO 3) is to furnish enough lime to form with the gangue of the ore and the ash of the fuel a lime silicate or slag of such a composition (1) that it will melt at the temperature which it reaches at about level A, of fig.
- Lode tin, as tinstone derived from primary deposits is often termed, is mined in the ordinary method, the very hard gangue in which it occurs necessitating a liberal use of explosives.
- Holes or " tuyeres " near the bottom or " hearth," and through the melting away, by the heat thus generated, both of the iron itself which has been deoxidized in its descent, and of the other minerals of the ore, called the " gangue," which unite with the FIG.