apex of vein

A mining-law term for the uppermost edge of the vein, or the course thereof, in place, at or near the surface of the earth. This edge or apex is, of course, irregular. It may be higher at one place within the boundaries than it is at another; but mere elevation of the upper edge of the vein at different points within the location is of no moment. Anno: I ALR 418.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • vein — A fissure in rock filled with quartz or other substance bearing mineral. A stratum or rock in which mineral appears. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 110. A vessel which carries blood from some part of the body to the heart. See apex of vein; blanket vein;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • apex — 1 Apex, vertex are so often used interchangeably with reference to the tip or top point of a cone, a pyramid, or a conic section that a fundamental difference in implications is often ignored. Apex has particular reference to the sharpness or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Apex — A pex, n.; pl. E. {Apexes}; L. {Apices}. [L.] 1. The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apex of the earth's motion — Apex A pex, n.; pl. E. {Apexes}; L. {Apices}. [L.] 1. The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) The end or edge of a vein nearest the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apex — [ā′peks΄] n. pl. apexes or apices [ap′ə sēz΄, ā′pəsēz΄] [L, a point; prob. < apere, to fasten: see APT1] 1. the highest point; peak; vertex 2. the pointed end; tip 3. the highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • apex — The summit or highest point of anything; the top; e.g., in mining law, apex of a vein. See Larkin v. Upton, 144 U.S. 19, 12 S.Ct. 614, 36 L.Ed. 330. An apex is all that portion of a terminal edge of a mineral vein from which the vein has… …   Black's law dictionary

  • apex rule — In mining law, the mineral laws of the United States give to the locator of a mining claim on the public domain the whole of every vein the apex of which lies within his surface exterior boundaries, or within perpendicular planes drawn downward… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Apex of urinary bladder — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = apex vesicae urinariae GraySubject = 255 GrayPage = 1227 Caption = The interior of bladder. Caption2 = Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph =… …   Wikipedia

  • Middle cardiac vein — Vein: Middle cardiac vein Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Middle cardiac vein labeled at bottom.) …   Wikipedia

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