Horizontal cut and fill method of copper mining in Jerome, Arizona
Jerome Arizona USA Date:1927 Duration:2 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Smoke rises from burning stopes at a copper mine in Jerome, Arizona. Copper ore is mined by the horizontal cut and fill method. Miners shovel broken ore onto chutes running through plank floor in a stope. Cribs are built above ore chutes in the floor. Waste ore is drawn through a chute car and is dumped in the open stope to fill the stope.
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