Stoping



noun, Geology.
1.
a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks.
noun
1.
any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts.
verb (used with or without object), stoped, stoping.
2.
to mine or work by stopes.
noun
1.
(geology) the process by which country rock is broken up and engulfed by the upward movement of magma Also called magmatic stoping See also stope
noun
1.
a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore
verb
2.
to mine (ore, etc) by cutting stopes

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