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Innovation in Drill & Blast: The ‘Mine to Mill’ Approach

Production pressures and cost efficiency demands across the mining industry are having a significant impact on drill & blast practices. In an exclusive interview with Mining IQ, R. Frank Chiappetta, President at Blasting Analysis International described strategies for achieving the most effective drill & blast results.

Primary design is an area where Mr. Chiappetta believes drill & blast operations can be improved; "A lot of people don’t do things right in the primary design, so they end up with oversize rock that you can’t even get into the primary crusher. So they have to go back in and use an impact hammer, or they have to blast it again to break it into smaller pieces."

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Innovation in Drill & Blast: The ‘Mine to Mill’ Approach.

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