As nouns the difference between mining and stoping
is that mining
) the activity of removing solid valuables from the earth while stoping
is in mining, the removal of the desired ore from an underground mine leaving behind an open space known as a stope.
As a verb mining
(senseid) The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
(figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.
- gold mining
* (Jonathan Swift)
- His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
(military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode
- the fabrick, however weak by the delicacy of its composition, would not have fallen so soon, if the foundation had not been injured by the slow minings of regret and vexation.
* defensive mining
* offensive mining
* open-pit mining
* surface mining
* data mining
In mining, the removal of the desired ore from an underground mine leaving behind an open space known as a stope.
* stull stoping
* shrinkage stoping
* long hole stoping