Gupta, R.N. and Adhikari, G.R. and Singh, B. (1986) Advances in overburden blast-casting. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 34 (11). pp. 487-492. ISSN 0022-2755

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The paper presents an overview of the global development in the field of overburden blast-casting. Parameters to be considered for a successful casting of overburden by blasting are discussed. The economical and environmental aspects of explosive casting are detailed. In India, where more than 60% of coal production is expected from opencast method, blast-casting is anticipated to be a cheaper alternative to conventional stripping operations. For open-pit mining of developed coal seams in Indian coalfields, blast-casting is likely to offer special technological advantage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mine Fire
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2012 06:02
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2012 06:02

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