Stoping
Stoping Stop"ing, n. (Mining) The act of excavating in the form of stopes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stoping — is a process accommodating the ascent of magmatic bodies from their sources in the mantle (geology) or lower crust to the surface. The process involves the mechanical disintegration of the surrounding country/host rock, typically through… …   Wikipedia

  • stoping — /stoh ping/, n. Geol. a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks. [1770 80; STOPE + ING1] * * * ▪ mining       in mining engineering, the opening of large underground rooms, or… …   Universalium

  • Stoping — Stope Stope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stoping}.] (Mining) (a) To excavate in the form of stopes. (b) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stoping — /ˈstoʊpɪŋ/ (say stohping) noun 1. Mining the act of creating a mine stope. 2. Also, magmatic stoping. Geology the breaking off and assimilation of blocks of rock by an intruding magma, a process by which magmas move upwards through the earth s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stoping — noun In mining, the removal of the desired ore from an underground mine leaving behind an open space known as a stope …   Wiktionary

  • stoping —    The upward migration of the ceiling in a passage or room by the action of slabs falling [13] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • stoping — n. step shaped excavation in a mine used to extract mined ore from very steep shafts v. remove ore from a mine via a system of stopes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stoping — noun cut a series of stopes in. → stope …   English new terms dictionary

  • stoping — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of stope (II) : a process by which ore is stoped; specifically : the process whereby intrusive igneous magmas are thought to make space for their advance by detaching and engulfing fragments of the invaded rocks …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stull stoping — is an underground hardrock mining method that uses systematic or random timbering ( stulls ) placed between the foot and hanging wall of the vein. This method require that the hanging wall and often the footwall be of competent rock as the stulls …   Wikipedia

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