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LODE Definition & Legal Meaning

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This term, as used in the legislation of congress, is applicable to tiny zone or belt of mineralized rock lying within boundaries clearly separating it from the neighboring rock. It includes all deposits of mineral matter found through a mineralized zone or belt coming from the same source, impressed with the same forms, and appearing to have been created by the same processes. Eureka Consol. Min. Co. v. Richmond Min. Co., 4 Sawy. 312, 8 Fed. Cas. 823. And see Duggan v. Davey, 4 Dak. 110, 20 N. W. 887; Stevens v. Williams, 23 Fed. Cas. 42; Montana Cent. Ry. Co. v. Migeon (C. C.) 08 Fed. 813 ; Meydenbauer v. Stevens (D. C.) 78 Fed. 790; Iron Silver Min. Co. v. Cheesemau, 110 U. S. 529, 0 Sup. Ct. 481, 29 L. Ed. 712; U. S. v. Iron Silver Min. Co., 12S U. S. 073, 9 Sup. Ct 195, 32 L. Ed. 571.


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