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MINE SHAFT

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A vertical or inclined excavation giving access to an underground mine.

Related Terms

Term Note
AIR SHAFT An artificial ventilation shaft.
MINE An excavation made in the earth for the purpose of digging out metallic ores, coal, salt, precious stones and other minerals. Use specific term where known.
MINE WORKINGS An area of mining activity, where excavations have extracted ores, coal, salt or precious stones. Use specific MINE type where known eg LEAD MINE.
SHAFT A vertical passage which provides access or ventilation to an underground excavation or chamber. Use only if function is unknown, otherwise use specific term.
VENTILATION SHAFT A shaft designed to allow for the adequate circulation of air through an underground structure.

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