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Overcoming Oversize: Oversize and stiffness ratio (Part 2) Posted on 13 Jul 2021 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Part 2 of P&Q's four-part "Overcoming Oversize" series explores the bench stiffness mechanism and how improperly designed benches ultimately lead to increases in oversize.

Overcoming Oversize: Caprock in blasting (Part 1) Posted on 14 Jun 2021 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Part 1 of Pit & Quarry's four-part "Overcoming Oversize" series focuses on the location and treatment of oversize in the stemming zone.

The 4 most costly blasting mistakes you can make Posted on 09 Apr 2021 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Improperly addressing certain mistakes will lead to increased drilling and blasting costs and performance decreases. Precision Blasting Services' Anthony Konya explains why.

New methodology to optimize quarry blasts Posted on 13 Jan 2021 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

An innovative approach to blast design has produced results that were previously unfound in the aggregate industry.

Blaster’s guide to lightning safety Posted on 19 Oct 2020 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

There are a number of precautions sites must take to protect blast crews from dangers caused by thunderstorms and lightning.

Blasting: The story of breaking rock Posted on 11 Sep 2020 in the featured & Features categories.

The final chapter in P&Q’s special series offers a history of blast design and what’s ahead to optimize quarry blasting.

Blasting Through the Ages: The evolution of initiation systems Posted on 05 Aug 2020 in the Features categories.

Step through time and observe how miners of the past initiated blasts, as well as how initiation systems became safer and more reliable.

Blasting Through the Ages: Explosive advancement through the ages Posted on 20 Jul 2020 in the featured & Features categories.

From Greek fire to packaged emulsions, explosives morphed dramatically over two millenniums into the sophisticated solutions available today.