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 Posted: Sat Feb 1st, 2014 04:47 am
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Ray Dunakin

 

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The cable that has dripped rust on the hoist house roof isn't the winding cable. I think it's just a guy wire to help stabilize the headframe.

On this old mine the winding cable is hanging slack and is barely visible between the hoist house and mine. BTW, like many of the mines in the Tonopah area, this one used a type of wire rope called "flat rope", which I'm hoping to model on my headframe if I can find a suitable material.



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