slope mine

slope mine

[′slōp ‚mīn]
(mining engineering)
A mine opened by a slope or an incline.
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Miners at Binkley Coal Company's slope mine remained idle for the fifth consecutive day.
A report to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly indicates that the JCMC recommenced extraction of Fundy and Dirty seams through a slope mine opened in 1872 after a short lull in activity: "The Joggins Company have opened this colliery on the seam at Hard-scrabble [=Fundy Seam].
We refer to three types of underground mines: (1) drift mines, connected horizontally to the surface; (2) shaft mines, connected to the surface by a vertical shaft; and (3) slope mines, connected to the surface by an inclined slope.
(2000) found mass movements in plots established in 80% gradient slope mine dumps.