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15:13 Oct 24, 2006
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English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems
English term or phrase: fan
the requirement that preparation for exploitation demands a significant volume of tracer tests in sterile rocks, the drilling of thousands of meters of *fan* for the opening of the vertical slot...

because of the large recovery of minerals worked by *fan*, the introduction of the method of empty chamber sublevel stoping makes it possible to reduce the volume of traces...

Connaissez-vous le sens de *fan* dans ce contexte (exploitation de minerais de fer) ?

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Sophie Borel
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2Oxford English Dictionary says
Jonathan MacKerron

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Oxford English Dictionary says

" A fan-shaped or conical alluvial deposit formed by a stream or river where its bed becomes less steep (e.g. at the edge of a plain); esp. a deposit of little height and gentle slope"

so maybe " alluvionnaire"?

Note added at 15 mins (2006-10-24 15:28:29 GMT)

"gisement alluvionnaire"

Jonathan MacKerron
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