Hushing

Hushing is an ancient and historic mining method using a flood or torrent of water to reveal mineral veins. The method was applied in several ways, both in prospecting for ores, and for their exploitation. Mineral veins are often hidden below soil and sub-soil, which must be stripped away to discover the ore veins. A flood of water is very effecti...
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Hushing

• (n.) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hush
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Hushing

Hush'ing noun (Mining) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming .
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Hushing

In mining, hushing is a mode of exposing and collecting ore whereby water is allowed to flow through a ravine so as to wash away surface soil and expose ore below.
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