Winze

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A winze is a minor connection between different levels in an underground mine. When worked upwards from a lower level it is usually called a raise; when sunk downward from a higher level it may be called a sump. The top of a winze is located underground and it is not equipped with winding gear, in contrast to a shaft, which is a deeper connection between levels and does have winding gear, whether the top of the excavation is located on the surface or underground.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce, Thompson (2002). "Australian Handbook for the Conservation of Bats in Mines and Artificial Cave-Bat Habitats" (PDF). Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research. p. 4. Retrieved 2009-04-02.