timbered stope

timbered stope

[′tim·bərd ′stōp]
(mining engineering)
A stope made of square-set timbering or any of its variations.
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Examples include major exhaust airways, beneath the Open Cut surface mining area (where spontaneous combustion in old timbered stopes is a proven risk), and in one of the main intake shafts (with only emergency hoisting services).
Surface mining operations may have permitted a spontaneous combustion fire to flare up in old (dating to the turn of the century), heavily timbered stopes.