Aerial ropeway

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System of ore transport used in rough or mountainous country. A cable is carried on pylons, and loaded buckets are (1) towed from loading point to discharge, (2) suspended from a carriage running on this cable and then returned empty along a second cable, or (3) the whole cable moves continuously carrying buckets that hang from saddle clips and are loaded and discharged automatically or by hand control. Syn: overhead ropeway See also: bicable; monocable; aerial tramway; telpher. Pryor, 3
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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