In this method, the orebody is worked from the top down in successive slices. In the working of each slice, the unit is worked as a shrinkage stope. The broken ore serves to give lateral support to the sides of the unit and also serves as a working platform from which the back is reached. After working a unit, the cover is caved. No timber mat is used. Also known as the Kimberley method.
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