Title

Economic and Design Considerations for Explosive Overburden Casting

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Blasting; Explosives; Open Pit Coal Mining

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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