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THICKNESS BED [1 record]

Record 1 2012-01-04


Subject field(s)
  • Metals Mining

As used in mine subsidence, the thickness of a bed or seam of mineral is the distance from its roof to its floor, measured at right angles to the plane of stratification.


  • Mines métalliques

Épaisseur d'une couche mesurée perpendiculairement aux épontes.


Les niveaux ferrifères sont intercalés dans les schistes et quartzites précambriens, [...], tantôt plissés à la verticale et faillés, tantôt ondulés en plis lâches, ce qui fait varier la puissance des couches de quelques mètres à quelques centaines de mètres.


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