A form of aerial ropeway in which the same rope is used both to support and haul along the overturning skips in which the debris is carried. These rest upon the rope and obtain a sufficient frictional grip on it to be carried up moderate gradients and over pulleys by means of an inverted Vee-shaped saddle lined with wood, rubber, or composition. The rope is driven by a surge wheel in a similar manner to an endless-rope haulage. See also: aerial ropeway; fixed-clip monocable. Sinclair, 5
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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