Mineheads

Structure made of steel, reinforced concrete or wood which stand at the entrance of a mine shaft and support pit-head gear from the shaft, at the top of which two wheels guide cables off to a winding engine.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
30747
Names
mineheads
minehead
schachtbokken Dutch
cabezas de mina Spanish
cabeza de mina Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264082. The J. Paul Getty Trust.