Abstract

A stemming construction for a blast hole loaded with an explosive charge, comprising a tapering wedge member dispersed in the blast hole outwardly of the explosive charge with its narrower end facing outwardly toward the mouth of the blast hole, and particulate stemming material in the blast hole outwardly of the wedge member. Detonation of the explosive drives the wedge member into the stemming material to wedge the stemming material against the walls of the blast hole. The wedge member is preferably cone-shaped and can be provided with a stabilizing rod to prevent it from tilting.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Patent Application Number

US06/930,917

Patent Number

US4754705A

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

05 Jul 1988

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