"Purpose of investigation: The purpose of this investigation is to attempt to determine the influence that joints exert upon the blasting of granite and if joints are induced by blasting. The problem grew out of an explosive evaluation project that was conducted by the Mining Department, Missouri School of Mines. In late May 1950, the project was moved into the granite area near Graniteville, Missouri. It became apparent upon study of this area that the jointing would have certain effects upon the results obtained. Dr. J. D. Forrester, Chairman, Department of Mining Engineering, Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Missouri, suggested that the writer undertake this study. The management of the Sheahan Granite Quarry, upon whose property the test area is located, had expressed a concern as to what effect the blasting would have upon their dimension stone operation. A close check was made upon all joints to determine if the shock waves of the blasting were reopening them, and to check the area tor any new joints that might have been induced"--Introduction, page 1.
Forrester, James Donald, 1906-1979
M.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
viii, 98 pages
© 1952 Avery Ala Drake, Jr., All rights reserved.
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Drake, Avery Ala, "A study of the effect of jointing on the blasting of granite, Graniteville, Missouri" (1952). Masters Theses. 2622.