Effect of Explosive Type on Fines Generation in Blasting

Beattie T A,
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 4
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1990
The ability of explosives to fragment rock has been assessed in small scale trials at the Granite Rock quarry, Baimsdale, Victoria. Three 65 mm diameter holes were fired simultaneously in a five metre bench, and the rock collected, screened and weighed. The mass of fines increased as the explosive strength increased in the series 30(10 ANFOPS
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