In hard rock mining, the mineral-rich material that is sought is typically loosened through a combination of drilling and blasting. The chunks of loose rock that result are referred to as "muck". In this case, muck is not moist or sticky. Muck is scooped or shoveled into containers in an activity called mucking, and then taken away for crushing and smelting.

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Muck (?)

, abbreviation of Amuck.

To run a muck. See Amuck.


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Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. mog. Cf. Midden.]


Dung in a moist state; manure.



Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.


Anything filthy or vile.



Money; -- in contempt.

The fatal muck we quarreled for. Beau. & Fl.

Muck bar, bar iron which has been through the rolls only once. -- Muck iron, crude puddled iron ready for the squeezer or rollers. Knight.


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Muck, a.

Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork.


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Muck, v. t.

To manure with muck.


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