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Entry: Lift Tower
originally posted by jB

[last edit 1/12/2009 6:36 PM by fivepointsix - edited 3 times]

The lift tower is the part of a mining site that extends two or more stories above the main mine shaft and is used to raise and lower equipment and workers out of/into the underground mining tunnels.

Not all mining sites have lift towers as there are numerous ways to extract minerals and metals from locations. However, the presence of a lift tower is the most visible indicator of the presence of an underground mining operation and surrounding processing buildings.

edit: commonly referred to as a Headframe
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