View single post by elminero67
 Posted: Sun Feb 6th, 2011 04:04 pm
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Yes and no: 99% of mines are simply an adit (horizontal) or shaft, but occasionally when a mine encounters a large ore body, the miners basically remove everything except a few pillars to support the roof. Often, they remove too much and the roof collapses leaving a glory hole. Here is a glory hole that the roof collapsed: You can see the tramway track on the left (under the sheet metal) with a few pieces of rail dangling over a 200' dropoff (I couldnt capture the whole hole). The tram went from far left, through the two little adits into the main haulage level. You can also see how the miners were attempting to follow the vein:

Last edited on Sun Feb 6th, 2011 05:42 pm by elminero67


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