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drift mining

[′drift ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Working of shallow veins or beds through drifts or shafts from the surface.
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Twelve miners died instantly and four others later when gas exploded in the Lan drift mine on the Garth in Gwaelod-y-Garth near Cardiff.
Overman Bill Thomas, known as Dogwhipper, and platelayer Dick Roper oversee the last set of wagons hauling ironstone from Eston's Trustee Drift mine in September 1949, left
5) "A coal train from Ravensworth Park Drift Mine (the sidings can be seen on the right of the picture) heads toward the viaduct over the Team Valley Trading Estate in 1968, pushed in the rear by 0-4-0 saddle tank loco No 81.
Tondu Ironworks, near Bridgend, which includes a refurbished engine house and the remains of hot blast stoves, coke ovens and a drift mine, has been put on the market for a guide price of PS400,000 by the receivers appointed following the closure of Groundwork Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.
The next instalment of the site-specific lightworks project is on Sunday in a drift mine at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove.
But the Coal Board has promised jobs to it's miners at the new Calder drift mine in West Bretton, which is scheduled to come into production in 1985/86.
David "Jake" Wyatt was working deep inside the Gleision drift mine near Pontardawe, south Wales, when explosives used to break the coal face unlocked 650,000 gallons of water.
The remainder of the workers come from Maltby Colliery and Hatfield Colliery in south Yorkshire, and Aberpergym drift mine in Wales.
Among its attractions is a mid-19th century drift mine, which was reopened as a tourist attraction in 1970.
They were among a team of seven men working in the Swansea Valley drift mine when tragedy struck on September 15.
He is being questioned over the deaths of David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, Garry Jenkins, 39, and Charles Breslin, 62, who were trapped by flood water in the Gleision drift mine near Swansea last month.
Unity is around eight miles from Gleision and is also a drift mine - which miners walk into rather than being transported in a lift.