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Definition of buddle

i. Circular arrangement in which finely divided ore, in water, is delivered from a central point and flows gently to the perimeter. The heaviest and coarsest particles settle, while the lightest overflow. Several variants include concave buddle, with peripheral feed and central discharge; and continuous buddles, as differentiated from those that are periodically stopped and cleaned up.
King Edward mine, Cornwall


Ref: Pryor, 3

ii. To separate ore from slime or stamp work by means of a buddle.

Ref: Standard, 2


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