Economic and Design Considerations for Explosive Overburden Casting
An overview of economics and design consideration for explosive overburden casting is given and the criteria for the successful application of this technique are discussed. These criteria are: blast design, economic considerations and environmental considerations. Explosive overburden casting may effect considerable cost savings if the market for increased production is available. However, if a fixed sales constraint exists the economic benefits of explosive overburden casting may be marginal and an extensive economic analysis is warranted. © 1987 Chapman and Hall Ltd.
P. N. Worsey and S. G. Giltner, "Economic and Design Considerations for Explosive Overburden Casting," International Journal of Mining and Geological Engineering, Springer Verlag, Jan 1987.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01560868
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Blasting; Explosives; Open Pit Coal Mining
Article - Journal
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