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Sample of gold ore from the Red Lake Mine consisting of a stockwork of gold filled veinlets (sample width: 6.6 cm)

In geology, a stockwork is a complex system of structurally controlled or randomly oriented veins.[1] Stockworks are common in many ore deposit types and in greisens.[2] They are also referred to as stringer zones.


  1. ^ "". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Chris Ash; Dani Alldrick. "Vein, Breccia, and Stockwork". British Columbia Geological Survey. Retrieved 1 November 2013.