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- A substance used to produce cohesion in loose aggregate, as the crushed stones in a macadam road.
- A material added to coal or iron ore during the process of briquetting or pelletizing to facilitate adhesion between the particles.
- Corn. Beds of grit in shale, slate, or clay.
- Streak of impurity in a coal seam, usually difficult to remove.
- The material that produces or promotes consolidation in loosely aggregated sediments; e.g., a mineral cement that is precipitated in the pore spaces between grains and that holds them together, or a primary clay matrix that fills the interstices between grains. AGI
- Soil binder. AGI
- A term used in Ireland for a bed of sand in shale, slate, or clay. AGI
- A coal miner's term used in Pembrokeshire, England, for shale. AGI
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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