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Webster 1913 Edition


Gangue

Gangue

,
Noun.
[F.
gangue
, fr. G.
gang
a metallic vein, a passage. See
Gang
,
Noun.
]
(Mining)
The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gangue

GANGUE

,
Noun.
gang. [See Gang.] In mining, the earthy, stony, saline, or combustible substance, which contains the ore of metals, or is only mingled with it without being chimically combined,is called the gangue or matrix of the ore. It differs from a mineralizer, in not being combined with the metal.

Definition 2022


gangue

gangue

English

Noun

gangue (countable and uncountable, plural gangues)

  1. (mining) The earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore.
    • 1995, Paul T. Craddock, Early Metal Mining and Production, page 147:
      Thus the percentage recovery of metal from the ore was much higher than in the primitive process where the semi-vitrified gangue and half-smelted ore are typically rich in prills of copper and copper minerals.

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Portuguese

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Etymology

From English gang.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡɐ̃.ɡi/

Noun

gangue m (Portugal) or f (Brazil) (plural gangues)

  1. A gang of criminals.