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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a pointed or Vshaped box in which crushed or pulverized ores are sized or classified by the aid of water.

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  • Also called a v-box
    Statistics of mines and mining in the states and territories west ... - Volume 6 - Page 95
    Rossiter Worthington Raymond, United States. Dept. of the Treasury - 1874
    http://goo.gl/5a0xY
    "The pulp that flows over the blankets passes through a V box Spitz kasten furnished with hydrostatic pressure admitted at the bottom sufficiently strong to keep the pulp alive thereby acting as a concentrator the particles of gold and richer sulphurets remaining at the bottom which is filled with quicksilver the lighter sands flowing from the top This is cleaned up daily by drawing the bottom plug and does not stop the work an instant"

    February 12, 2013

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    February 11, 2013