In-Stope Materials Handling with Particular Reference to an Aerial Ropeway Conveying System
Saperstein, Lee W.
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.
J. W. Wilson and W. H. MacMenigall, "In-Stope Materials Handling with Particular Reference to an Aerial Ropeway Conveying System," Association of Mines Managers of South Africa Paper Discussion, Association of Mines Managers of South Africa, Jan 1976.
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