ramp mining

ramp mining

[′ramp ¦mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The development of moderately inclined accessways from the surface to mining levels for haulage of ore, materials, waste, workers, and equipment.
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Implementation of a ramp mining approach also provides a better layout for establishing drilling platforms than the mine's previous method, which involved conventional overhand cut and fill mining using raise access from track-haulage levels.
There are reserves left 'below track' that we can now recover, using mobile equipment and ramp mining," mine manager Michael E.
An exploration project that was recently restarted will help to release these high-grade blocks for ramp mining without compromising mine safety, he noted.