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09:01 Apr 12, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems
Spanish term or phrase: Calicatas
word used in Chile, in water extraction area of a mining project

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naauger or bore holesFJPN
natrial pitsFuad Yahya
natest-pitsAlbert Golub



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calicata-A trial-pit, the test of a piece of ground by auger,or tools, or mere inspection.

Espero te ayude esta info.


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hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: French
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1 hr
trial pits

Oddly enough, I found a definition for it in a French glossary (of all places). Here, take a look at this:


French Glossary of Technical Words
For Mineral Surveyors, Geologists, Mining Engineers
(on field work or industrial visits).

trial pit : pozo de prospección, calicata

I also found th efollowing citations:


"The excavation of the trial pit by Linke Contractors is nearly completed and the 100 tonne bulk sample will be trucked to Amdel Laboratories in Adelaide for a simulated leach test."


"Additionally mining of a trial pit and processing of the bulk sample at Red Hill (located 4km from the KB plant) is scheduled for the Jun half. Results will impact potential pre-feasibility studies."


    See citations above.
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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auger or bore holes

holes dug in the soil in order to find out structure and composition of the various layers

    I have made them myself in various African countries to define suitability of soild for growing certain crops.
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