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In geology, a lode is a deposit of metalliferous ore that fills or is embedded in a fissure (or crack) in a rock formation or a vein of ore that is deposited or embedded between layers of rock. The generally accepted hydrothermal model of lode deposition posits that metals dissolved in hydrothermal solutions (hot spring fluids) deposit the gold or other metallic minerals inside the fissures in the pre-existing rocks.
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Lode, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Lode, eccl. dist. and vil., Bottisham par., Cambridgeshire - dist., pop. 811; the vil. is 6½ miles NE. of Cambridge.
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