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VEIN Definition & Legal Meaning

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In mining law. A body of mineral or mineralized rock, filling a seam or fissure in the earth’s crust, within defined boundaries in the general mass of the mountain, and having a general character of continuity in the direction of its length. See Iron Silver Min. Co. v. Cheesman, 116 U. S. 529, 6 Sup. Ct. 481, 29 L. Ed. 712; U. S. v. Iron Silver Min. Co., 128 U. S. 673, 9 Sup. Ct. 195, 32 L. Ed. 571; Stinchfield v. Gillis, 96 Cal. 33, 30 Pac. 839; Synnott v. Shaugh- nessy, 2 Idaho (Ilasb.) 122, 7 Pac. 82; Beals v. Cone, 27 Colo. 473, 62 Pac. 948, S3 Am. St Rep. 92; Waterloo Min. Co. v. Doe, 82 Fed. 51, 27 C. C. A. 50; Consolidated, etc., .Min. Co. v. Champion Min. Co. (C. C.) 63 Fed. 544.


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