Definition of Stoping

1. n. The act of excavating in the form of stopes.



Definition of Stoping

1. Noun. In mining, the removal of the desired ore from an underground mine leaving behind an open space known as a stope. ¹

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Definition of Stoping

1. stope [v] - See also: stope

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoping

stop word
stop words
stopband
stopbands
stopbank
stopbanks
stopcock
stopcocks
stope
stoped
stoper
stopers
stopes
stopgap
stopgaps
stoping (current term)
stopings
stopless
stoplight
stoplights
stoplist
stoplists
stopo watch
stopoff
stopoffs
stoponium
stoponiums
stopover
stopovers
stopp'd

Literary usage of Stoping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Mining by George Joseph Young (1916)
"Combined overhand and underhand stoping. Open stopes. 4. ... Combined top-slicing and shrinkage stoping. 8. Top-slicing with partial ore caving. 9. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"I REVIEW OF stoping METHODS Depending on these factors, the following methods of stoping may be ... Shrinkage stoping. Combination stoping. Breast stoping ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"Methods of stoping. Drifting is largely a means of discovering ore bodies. stoping is the operation employed in working the ore when found. ..."

4. Timbering and Mining: A Treatise on Practical American Methods by William H. Storms (1909)
"The size of the vein or deposit and the angle or pitch of its walls will also often have a very important bearing on the method of stoping adopted. ..."

5. Timbering and Mining: A Treatise on Practical American Methods by William H. Storms (1909)
"stoping is of two kinds, distinguished as underhand and overhand. Underhand stoping, which is the method of removing ore by downward steps, ..."

6. Handbook of Mining Details (1912)
"VI stoping Variations of Practice—Timbering—Ore Chutes. VARIATIONS OF PRACTICE stoping with the Slicing System.—The slicing system of stoping is being ..."

7. Handbook of Mining Details (1912)
"VI stoping Variations of Practice—Timbering—Ore Chutes. VARIATIONS OF PRACTICE stoping with the Slicing System.—The slicing system of stoping is being ..."

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