active workings

active workings

[′ak·tiv ′wərk·iŋz]
(mining engineering)
All places in a mine that are ventilated and inspected regularly.
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- Major artisanal workings located - active workings extending greater than 2km x 100m in the Nangalasso Project highlight excellent gold potential.
The Mine Act, however, specifically states that the 'use of respirators shall not be substituted for environmental control measures in the active workings.' Already NIOSH is developing several tools that would use real-time dust monitoring to enable corrective action to limit overexposure.
Active workings are between the 4,250- and 7,050-foot levels.