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Orica debuts explosives system at MINExpo

September 13, 2021By

Orica says its new 4D bulk explosive technology enables the real-time tailoring of explosives energy to geology across a blast.

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P&Q Profile: Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya

March 31, 2021By

Precision Blasting Services vice president Anthony Konya visits with P&Q to talk blasting trends, technology and more.

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Burke, Stedman selected for Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

March 30, 2021By

EJ Burke and Nathan P. Stedman are joining the ranks of the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. Learn more about these two men who make up the Hall’s 2021 class.

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A front impression of a commercially ready Avatel unit in an underground mine. Photo: Epiroc

Orica, Epiroc unveil prototype system for underground automation

November 23, 2020By

Epiroc and Orica developed a prototype of what they’re calling the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system.

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Blasting: The story of breaking rock

September 11, 2020By

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

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Explosives industry veteran Burke to retire

August 21, 2020By

Dyno Nobel’s EJ Burke is calling it a career in 2020 after dedicating more than a half-century to the explosives industry.

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Richard Ash presented key ratios 56 years ago that could be applied throughout surface blasting conditions to give comparisons between multiple types of operations. Photo:

ISEE explosives and blasting conference canceled

July 27, 2020By

The annual International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) event, which was scheduled for February 2020, will no longer take place due to the pandemic.

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Blasting Through the Ages: Explosive advancement through the ages

July 20, 2020By

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

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