main crosscut

main crosscut

[′mān ′krȯs‚kət]
(mining engineering)
A crosscut that traverses the entire mining field and penetrates all deposits.
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At the Copper Rand mine, rehabilitation work began less than 24 hours after a rock fall which occurred February 21, 2007 (press release February 22, 2007) in the main crosscut at level 4690.
Crosscuts are being driven through the manto and it was from the first main crosscut that this vein system was encountered.