Buddle



a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water.
to wash (ore) in a buddle.
Historical Examples

The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 William Finden
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2) John Ayrton Paris
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 404, June, 1849 Various
The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2) John Ayrton Paris
Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
A Manual of Elementary Geology Charles Lyell.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 404, June, 1849 Various

noun
a sloping trough in which ore is washed
verb
(transitive) to wash (ore) in a buddle

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