filled stopes

filled stopes

[¦fild ′stōps]
(mining engineering)
Stopes filled with barren stone, low-grade ore, sand, or tailings (mill waste) after the ore has been extracted.
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No stoping will take place over unfilled stopes nor under filled stopes with inadequate middling;
The checkerboard pattern of working and filled stopes in the 1100 orebody may not be possible because of the greater depth.
These pillars, some 15 m wide, have to be mined between two filled stopes of 75 m height.