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in the mill were known as floor captains and sometimes as grass captains, but the
real captains managed the underground. At Moonta the day shift of miners went
down the shaft at 7 a.m. but the captains did not descend until 9.30. Dressed in ...
The quest for early profits and the difficulty of supplying strong timber to support
the underground workings before the railway reached Broken Hill made them
tear out the rich ore without adequate care for the safety of the mine. The native
Slope: an underground rock-walled chamber or cavity in which men mine the ore.
It is usually reached by descending the shaft, walking along the drive, and then
climbing up or down a ladder. Sulphide zone: the unweathered, usually larger, ...
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