Date of Award

Winter 1-18-1957

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering


Mining Engineering

First Advisor

Professor Koehler S. Stout


This paper represents an attempt to explain the operation of inclined-shaft mucking, and the machines developed for this purpose. It also covers some research done for the design of a continuous shaft mucking device, which could in the future prove to be the answer to this important problem. In many small or intermediate mining operations, where this problem has been a prime headache, the added costs of shaft mucking, because of lack of speed, and versatility, might very well mean the difference between profit and collapse.