stope pillar

stope pillar

[′stōp ‚pil·ər]
(mining engineering)
An ore column left in place to support the stope.
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His striking photograph, taken with a Pentax Spotmatic and shot with Kodak film, shows a miner checking tie-ins prior to blasting open stope pillars at the Pea Ridge mine in Missouri, US (10).