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splay

(splā),
1. To lay open the end of a tubular structure by making a longitudinal incision to increase its potential diameter.
See also: spatulate.
2. The rounding of the corner on the graph relating rate of renal tubular secretion or reabsorption of a substance to its arterial plasma concentration, due primarily to the fact that some nephrons reach their tubular maximum before others.

splay

[splā]
1 to spread or turn out.
2 to spread out, as said of the limbs.
3 to open, as with the end of a tubular structure by making a longitudinal incision.
4 to dislocate, as said of a bone.

splay

(splā)
1. To lay open the end of a tubular structure by making a longitudinal incision to increase its potential diameter.
2. The rounding of the corner on the graph relating rate of renal tubular secretion or reabsorption of a substance to its arterial plasma concentration.

splay

(splā)
To lay open the end of a tubular structure by making a longitudinal incision to increase its potential diameter.
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Most of the deposits are at or near the hanging wall of the Deformation Zone or one of the parallel structures or splays, except at the southern end of Suluk and at South Patch where mineralization is contained within the Deformation Zone.
Splays & Parallel Structures (Rand Spur, North Patch, North Valley and Windy Linear) -- These areas all have geology indicative of splays off the Deformation Zone, and possible linking structures similar to Naartok, that could be dilation zones favourable for the emplacement of gold mineralization.
South Structure- Several fault splays off the South structure but within the productive Carrara were partially tested by Freeport in 1985-86.
The most significant showing is the Gulch Mine, a series of mineralized splays from the Black Bay Fault.
Structural controls on the mineralization are dominated by two splays of the Philippines fault which cross-cut the property on a NW orientation.
The main mineralized structures targeted at Wild Mick are the Surprise fault itself, some of its northeast trending splays, deformed iron formations, and also wide sericite-chlorite- carbonate schist zones.
All of these targets are located along the major structures and associated splays which host the world class Porgera gold mine, the Nena and Freida river epithermal/porphyry gold/ copper deposits, the OK Tedi copper/gold porphyry mine in Papua New Guinea and the Ertsberg-Grasberg copper, gold and silver mine in Irian Jaya.