herringbone stoping

herringbone stoping

[′her·iŋ‚bōn ¦stōp·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Method used in flattish Rand stope panels 500-1000 feet (150-300 meters) long for breaking and moving the ore; the stope is divided into 20-foot (6-meter) panels, and a different gang works each panel; a tramming system delivers the cut rock to a central scraper system.