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.
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The other side of the business is secure underground archive storage by company Deep Store using abandoned workings.
Opened in 1710, this mine is connected to a drainage level below the adjacent Straitsteps Mine, from which a unique and impressive waterpowered beam engine still stands and which pumped water from abandoned workings, probably until the early 1900s.
3 mine, and the abandoned workings of that mine open into the Wilson pit.
Palchik [19] analyzed the data of time-dependent methane emission and estimated the gas flow rate parameters and cumulative production of the wells drilled to partly flooded abandoned workings at shallow depth by exponential decline analysis.
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.