Balance rope

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A steel-wire rope, generally of the same weight per foot as the main winding rope, that is attached to the bottom of the cages, and extends down to form a loop in the shaft bottom or sump. Its function is to balance out the difference in weight of the upgoing or downgoing main ropes during the wind. See also: winding

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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