Compare Stoping Methods Of Mining
Oct 02, 2013 Source Mining Magazine, September 2013. Sub-level caving is a highly efficient, top-down, underground bulk mining method. Recent developments in sub-level cave mining have advanced the understanding of the technique and its production performance, which allow it to now be considered as a highly viable alternative to open stoping and, in some cases, even to block caving.As mining progresses downward, each new level is caved into the mine openings, with the ore materials being recovered while the rock remains behind. Block caving is a large-scale or bulk mining method that is highly productive, low in cost, and used primarily on.