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Definition of section

i. A portion of the working area of a mine.

Ref: BCI

ii. Representation of features such as mine workings or geological features on a vertical (or inclined) plane. A longitudinal section is parallel to the strike of a vein or geologic plane. A cross section is perpendicular to the strike.

Ref: McKinstry

iii. Detailed measurement, taken vertically, of a coal vein or of strata embracing several veins.

Ref: Hudson

iv. A drawing or diagram of the strata sunk through in a shaft or inclined plane, or proved by boring.

v. The local series of beds constituting a group or formation.

Ref: Standard, 2

vi. A piece of land that is 1 square mile (2.59 km2 ) or 640 acres (259 ha) in area forming one of the 36 subdivisions of a township in a U.S. public-land survey.

Ref: Webster 3rd


 
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