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winze

 (wĭnz)
n.
An inclined or vertical shaft or passage between levels in a mine.

[Alteration of obsolete winds, probably from wind, apparatus for winding.]

winze

(wɪnz)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) mining a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels
[C18: from earlier winds, probably from C14 wynde windlass, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German winde; related to Danish vinde pulley]

winze1

(wɪnz)

n.
a vertical or inclined mine shaft driven downward from a drift into ore-bearing rock.
[1750–60; earlier winds, appar. derivative of wind2 in obsolete n. sense “apparatus for winding”]

winze2

(wɪnz)

n. Scot.
a curse.
[1775–85]
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Goldcrop is out to quicken it by installing an inner shaft between levels, called a winze, to dramatically cut truck haul times to the mine's underground crusher.
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At Musselwhite, the company is investing approximately $90 million to develop an underground winze and associated infrastructure that will result in reduced reliance on high-cost truck haulage.
An attempt was made to sink a winze to mine the lode below creek level, but this was unsuccessful due to water issues.
The vein was further developed from the second level with an inclined winze (internal shaft) 30 m deep.
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Area mine workings dating from 1915 include adits, a raise, a winze, trenches and an inclined shaft.
Goldcorp plans to install a winze at Musslewhite in Canada to improve efficiency and extend the mine's life.
The crystals were found embedded in limonite in a winze off of the main inclined shaft.