Sinking the Morning Incline at the Nickel Plate Mine

AN inclined shaft is usually more difficult to sink than a vertical shaft, yet it is often chosen because of the subsequent saving in cross-cuts required to reach an inclined ore body. This paper briefly discusses the factors which led to the choice of an incline and then describes the operations involved in the preparatory work and in the sinking. These operations included a programme of mining out the underground facilities and installing the structures required for a hoist-room, cable-raise, waste-pass, ore pass, two sets of skip dumps, and a collar station equipped with counterbalanced drop-rails.
Keywords: Douglas fir, Hedley, British Columbia, shaft, timber, twenty-five miles, Mine, Mines, mining, nickel, Shafts, Skips, steel, Steels
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