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Buddle

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Buddle

(Science: chemical) An apparatus, especially an inclined trough or vat, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to the action of rynning water so as to wash out the lighter and less valuable portions.

Origin: Prov. E, to cleanse ore, also a vessel for this purpose; cf. G. Butteln to shake.

(Science: chemical) to wash ore in a buddle.