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{{#category_index:S|stake}} 1. A marker used by field parties to locate gravity stations, source points, geophone locations, survey locations, etc. Usually indicates a temporary location as opposed to a monument that is a permanent location. 2. To locate the site for a well. 3. An electrode, such as might be used in electrical exploration or to ground a seismic truck. 4. To mark the boundaries of a mineral claim.