Stope vs Stoping - What's the difference?

stope | stoping |


As nouns the difference between stope and stoping

is that stope is a mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps 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 stope

is (mining) to excavate in the form of stopes.

stope

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, page 318,
  • The other smell that worked its way into your clothes, your skin, your spirit, believed here to rise by way of long-deserted drifts and stopes , from the everyday atmosphere of Hell itself.

    Derived terms

    * stope assay plan * stope board * stope fillings * stope hoist * stope pillar

    Verb

  • (mining) To excavate in the form of stopes.
  • (mining) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
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    stoping

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • In mining, the removal of the desired ore from an underground mine leaving behind an open space known as a stope.
  • Derived terms

    * stull stoping * shrinkage stoping * long hole stoping

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