Definitions for "Cut and fill"
the process of removing earth material from some locations and adding it to others by grading; the process of computing total volumes of material moved
a method of underground mining in which a stope is excavated and refilled with material (waste or tailings). Cut-off grade the grade at which the total profit from mining the orebodies, under a specified set of mining parameters, is maximised.
A method of stoping where ore is removed in slices, or lifts, after which the excavated slice or lift is filled with rock or other waste material known as backfill, before the next ore is mined.