Title

In-Stope Materials Handling with Particular Reference to an Aerial Ropeway Conveying System

Editor(s)

Saperstein, Lee W.

Abstract

Materials handling was one of the first problems that engaged the attention of the Anglo American Corporation Gold Division Research and Development Department. A critical analysis of underground materials handling indicated that in-stope handling absorbed enormous labour potential. Hence attention was directed exclusively towards in-stope handling. A further critical analysis indicated that some 80 per cent of all in-stope manual handling labour was absorbed by conveying support elements from stope entrances to the stope faces. It is concluded that simple light machinery which could convey 80 per cent of the material efficiently would be a useful addition to stoping equipment.

Meeting Name

Association of Mines Managers of South Africa Paper Discussion

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1976 Association of Mines Managers of South Africa, All rights reserved.

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