A valuable mineral located in high concentration in a given region.
A natural accumulation of a metal, gemstone or other valuable mineral substance, which is rich enough in concentration that it can be mined and processed at a profit.
sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic rock containing minerals, commonly metallic oxides or silicates, that can be commercially mined.
A mass of rock containing metal (or some other commodity like diamonds) of sufficient abundance to be extracted at a profit.
An economically significant accumulation of ore.
a general term applied to rocks containing minerals of economic value in such amount that they can be profitably exploited
a mineral deposit that has been tested and found to be of sufficient size, grade, and accessibility to be extracted at a profit at a specific time