abandoned workings

abandoned workings

[ə′ban·dənd ′wər·kiŋz]
(mining engineering)
Deserted excavations, either caved or sealed, in which further mining is not intended, and opening workings which are not ventilated and inspected regularly. Also known as abandoned mine.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
3 mine, and the abandoned workings of that mine open into the Wilson pit.
The new scheme has been designed to have minimal visual impact and will pump the mine water from the abandoned workings deep beneath Whitburn Coastal Park, controlling it at around 50 metres below ground.
DRAMATIC coastal views are a feature of the Cleveland Way, where it threads a route through long - abandoned workings of the alum industry on some of this country's highest clis between Loftus and Staithes.
This is by no means a catalogue of all the abandoned workings - that would have taken several volumes - but a series of vivid snapshots of places and people, backed up stunning illustrations.
THE abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine will create a chilling setting for ghost tours this Halloween.
THE abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine have been transformed into a dramatic theatrical backdrop for summer.
About half-way up there are some abandoned workings which are poorly fenced.
The company received the honour for its reclamation programme carried out on old abandoned workings at its Casino Project.
The mine was pumping around 3,500 gallons of water a minute, mainly from abandoned workings, but on January 12 a new and heavy flow of water started and flooded its new working face.
The Coal Authority is planning the schemes at Lambley Farm, Haltwhistle, and West Allerdean, near Berwick, to prevent rising minewater in abandoned workings polluting rivers and watercourses.
Three days before, the abandoned workings of the Saxman mine, which was closed in 1963, inundated a heading in which the miners were cutting coal.
In addition, rhomboclase was found as stalactitic clusters; all of these came from abandoned workings in the Alfredo pit of the Rio Tinto mine, Huelva province, Spain.