Rock in which a deposit of precious metals or other minerals occurs. Ingot: A mass of silver or gold cast in a mold, or stamped from sheet. Inventory: The working stock of a refiner, jewelery manufacturer, wholesales or bullion dealer. Joint Venture: A mineral exploration program or mine operation funded by two or more parties.
A body of rock serving as host for other rocks or for mineral deposits.
the rock containing minerals, i.e. an orebody
The rock surrounding an ore deposit or intrusion.
the rock containing minerals; eg an orebody