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|Comment on ?The evaluation of rock brittleness concept on rotary blast hole drills? in the Journal of SAIMM, vol 102. no. 1. pp. 61?66 Comment on ?Correlation of specific energy with rock brittleness concepts on rock cutting? in the Journal of SAIMM, vol 103. no. 3. pp. 163?171by R. Altindag Foreword Some thirty years ago it was almost customary that articles in South African technical and scientific journals were followed up by discussions in which the reader(s) expressed criticism and/or added to the information contained in the article. This custom has obviously died out, be it that the articles are nowadays of such a high standard that nothing can be added or be it that the receivers of the Journal suffer from an information inflation and do not read the articles anymore. I now have the temerity to offer a discussion to an article that recently appeared in the journal, namely ?The evaluation of rock brittleness concept on rotary blast hole drills? by R. Altindag (J.S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall., vol, 102(2002), pp. 61?66.|