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stop

verb abandon, abolish, arrest, bar, barricade, block, block up, blockade, brake, break off, bring to a close, bring to a standstill, bring to naught, cease, check, choke, clog, close, come to a standstill, conclude, counteract, countermand, crush, cut short, dam up, delay, desist, detain, deter, die away, disallow, discontinue, drop, end, expire, finish, foil, forbear, forbid, forestall, freeze, halt, hamper, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibere, interrupt, lapse, lay an embargo on, leave off, obstruct, occlude, pause, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibere, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, render impassable, repress, rest, restrain, silence, sojourn, stall, stanch, stay, stem, stifle, stopper, stopple, stymie, suppress, suspend, tarry, terminate, thwart, ward off, wipe out, withdraw from
Associated concepts: stop and frisk
See also: abandon, abate, adjourn, balk, ban, bar, barrier, block, blockade, cease, cessation, check, clog, close, cloture, complete, conclude, condemn, constrict, contain, debar, defeat, delay, desist, destination, desuetude, detain, deter, deterrence, discontinuance, discontinue, disqualify, disrupt, dissolve, dwell, embargo, encumbrance, end, enjoin, estop, expiration, expire, finality, finish, forbear, forbid, forestall, forgo, halt, hesitate, hiatus, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interrupt, interruption, keep, kill, lapse, leave, lock, lodge, lull, moratorium, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, occlude, oppose, palliate, parry, preclude, prevent, prohibit, prohibition, quash, quit, recess, refrain, relax, remission, remit, reprieve, reside, resist, respite, rest, restrain, restraint, restrict, shut, stall, stay, stem, stifle, strangle, suppress, suspend, terminate, termination, thwart, withstand
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The commencement of stoping is an important milestone, not just in this new mine's development, but also for the company as we continue to transform our operations and production outlook," Focus Minerals Chief Executive Campbell Baird said.
Mindola is currently the Zambian Copperbelt's deepest mine with stoping active below the 1,330 m level.
The stoping vehicles include long-hole drill rigs (currently there is one Atlas Copco Simba 157) and LHDs.
Blasthole (longhole) stoping may be employed for ore widths as narrow as 3 m (10 feet).
Access to underground stoping areas is via a twin-decline system from the northeast wall of the Wassa open pit.
Old stoping on the northwest edge of the SVNR on level 55 was approximately 10m thick in stockwork mineralization.
Longhole stoping is the main mining method, with a number of stoping techniques utilized to address variations in orientation and shape of the stopes.
The two longhole mining methods employed are transverse stoping and longitudinal stoping.
Much of the stoping planned for 2005 is in previously undeveloped blocks of ground, allowing more efficient mining and the operation of larger stopes.
A blast-hole shrink stoping method with panel retreat will be used at Renard 2, based on production levels at 290, 470, 590, and 710 m depth.
During the early days of Australian mining, stoping reached a level of 1 km under the proposed area of the open pit and was supported by over 2,000 km of extensive old workings.
A total of 2,116 metres of drifting (756 metres on the 100 metre level, 863 metres on the 150 metre level and 497 metres on the 200 metre level) has been undertaken to provide access for drilling, mapping and trial stoping operations to ascertain the continuity and characteristics of the Clavos mineralization.