"A small raised conveyor that allows loads to be dumped onto lower conveyors."
The Raised Mini Conveyor is a Common-tier raised conveyor that you can use to drop ores down onto conveyors on the ground. It can be useful to save space with rows and columns of ore droppers. The ore has a much larger chance of bouncing off, however (despite the short walls on the conveyor). It can catch ores from an Ore Replicator.
Players can use a Conveyor Ramp to get ores onto this conveyor, but they also have the option of dropping the ores on directly from the mine.