A Dike is Not Always a Levee

See the photo below to help understand these terms.

A dike is:

“A discordant tabular body of igneous rock that was injected into a fissure when molten, that cuts across the structure of the adjacent country rocks, and which usually has a high angle of dip. It should not be confused with a vein.” United States Bureau of Mines

Tabular means:

“Said of a feature having two dimensions that are much larger or longer than the third, sub as an igneous dike, or a geomorphic feature such as a plateau.” Bates and Jackson, A Dictionary of Geological Terms


“A dike is a tabular body of igneous rock cutting across bedding and hence, discordant.”

Contrast with a vein:

“In geology, a vein is a distinct sheetlike body of crystallized minerals within a rock. Veins form when mineral constituents carried by an aqueous solution within the rock mass are deposited through precipitation. The hydraulic flow involved is usually due to hydrothermal circulation.”


To me, what the authors suggest is that a dike is merely rock whereas a vein contain minerals. Can anyone help me here?

Photo: On Interstate 11 near Hoover Dam

The Gold Lady in Kingman, Arizona

The Gold Lady has moved her store from Kingman. I reported that in my travel list but I got the lat/lon wrong. Here is what I have now:

The Gold Lady
52 Hope Road, Suite 2
Golden Valley, AZ 86413 (Northwest of Kingman)

35°13.168′ N 114°10.443′ W

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Chloride, Arizona


The following comes from DesertUSA. I normally don’t copy other’s content, but I’d like to promote Chloride in October:

Old Miner’s Day

Old Miner’s Day commences the 3rd Saturday every October and is the biggest event of the year for Chloride. Festivities commemorate mining days when Chloride was the silver mining capitol of Arizona. No one is sure of the exact number of years this occasion has taken place, but rumors say over 100 years. A large parade, mock gunfights, a huge number of vendors hawking their wares, pie baking contests, great food and nice trophies are the norm.

Annual Car Show

On the second Saturday in October, some of the nation’s finest automobiles travel to Chloride for the Annual Car Show. Spectators line the streets to watch these magnificent machines slowly travel the streets of town. Trophies and other prizes are awarded to winners in several categories. Food vendors, jewelry vendors, antique vendors, and junk dealers add to the gala affair sponsored by Shep’s Miner’s Inn. Also included in the mix of festivities is a mock gunfight scheduled at high noon.

Read more: https://www.desertusa.com/chloride/du_chloride.html#ixzz5RjiTsM9i