Keys to the Past

Glossary

Spoilheap; Spoil heaps

Heap of unwanted material (spoil) encountered during the search for and extraction of material sought for of value. The shape of the heaps can shed light on how the spoil was dispersed - whether by hand, from a waggonway or a central-feeding conveyor belt.

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