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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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Perth, Australia, June 15, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Focus Minerals (ASX:FML) is pleased to announce that it has commenced long-hole stoping operations at The Mount project, which will play a key role in enabling the Company to hit its production target of 100,000 ounces in calendar 2011.
"Crater mining has not only improved productivity and enhanced safety, but also overcome various problems associated with conventional sublevel open stoping previously employed at the mine (1)."
The scoping study considers the Golden Crown resource below the 550rl and the Great Fingall resource below the 800rl (tabulated below) and applies a longhole open stoping in a top down sequence method.
The stoping methods use backfill as the permanent support medium, essentially to prevent the 'unravelling' of host rock which may affect adjacent stoping areas.
Blasthole (longhole) stoping may be employed for ore widths as narrow as 3 m (10 feet).
To avoid the danger of falling rock, the Toro and all other mining equipment at Tara is operated by radio control when it is in the stoping area, where the oversized material (typically in the 3-4 t block size) is broken into the as-blasted size required for hauling to the underground crushers.
The two longhole mining methods employed are transverse stoping and longitudinal stoping.