Trends In Drilling and Blasting

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 797, 1978

Alan Bauer, Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

New developments in drilling, blasting and explosives in both open-pit and underground mining operations are discussed, as well as novel surface blasting techniques such as are used in tar sand mining.
Keywords: Drilling, Blasting, Open-pit mining, Underground mining, Explosives, Bench blasts, Cratering, Tar sand mining.