are termed "makes" by the miners) have in this manner been enlarged.
Numbers of quartz occurrences having at one time two walls showing
evidence of friction have only one now on this account. I noticed also
that "makes" of quartz usually finish or rather go into the "
walls-together " phase of lode structure in lines parallel to the
strike of the rock layers. This is due to the less resistance offered
in the bedding planes of the strata to the force that fractured the
country in the vicinity. I noticed also that what are locally known as
" droppers " are simply quartz veins crossing a drainage channel. These
veins form points of obstruction, filter packs, as it were, to the
drainage Hi the channel, and, being more or less nearly horizontal,
they are found occasionally to be rich in coarse gold. As in Ballarat
East, they are, in some instances, the lines along which the secondary
movements have taken place during the settlement of the country. The
country on one side of such a drain has moved with a sliding motion on
the country of the other side, and veins of quartz stored previous to
this have been broken and shifted, as in [a) Fig. 6.