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block caving

noun, Mining.
1.
a method of mining a large block of ore by systematically undercutting so the ore will cave.
Compare cave (def 5a).
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  • block caving is one of the simplest methods of mining.
  • Preliminary plans were to develop the deposit by block caving.

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