Salmo River Valley Historical Mining Exhibit

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INCLINE CART  site #2 

Mining ore cart skips were used on shafts that were incline. The incline could be anywhere from a 30 angle to greater than an 80 degree angle. The skips were constructed differently than the regular back dump and side dump carts that you are use to seeing. They were open on one end and could have the top partially covered. They would bring the ore up to the surface and then dump the material in an ore bin.