drift mining

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drift mining

[′drift ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Working of shallow veins or beds through drifts or shafts from the surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Linda Frame bought the former Clydach Merthyr drift mine building in 1999, despite protestations from her two children.
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.
The next instalment of the site-specific lightworks project is on Sunday in a drift mine at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove.
The next instalment of the site-specific light-works project is on Sunday in a drift mine at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove.
Across from the museum's entrance is a drift mine designed to show a major local industry from the mid-19th century.
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.
Pit boss Malcolm Fyfield was one of seven people working inside the Gleision drift mine, near Pontardawe, South Wales, when a shaft flooded in 2011.
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.