When in 1958 to 1960 I worked at the Mosaboni and Badia copper mines of what
was then the Indian Copper Corporation, originally
a British company, Mosaboni had two shafts, one inclined, one vertical, both
going down to Twenty Level, some 2,400 feet below surface,
while Badia had one vertical shaft down to Ten Level.
The horizontal area adjacent to the shaft on every level, where timbers to
be used as props could be stored, or ore was broken by strong
men with sledge hammers until it dropped through a steel girder grating with
8 inch square apertures prior to falling into the hoppers from
skips were loaded, was referred to as "The Plat". When you went down the
shaft in a cage and it got to the level you wanted to be at,
you stepped out onto "The Plat".
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