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Application of Lateral Crater Test in Open Pit Blasting Parameters Optimisation


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Author Y M Wang, W Z Liu, X L Zhang and L F Li


Based on the blasting crater theory, the equation between k under typical cases and burden line, charge height was obtained by open pit bench blasting analysis model. The model was calculated with mine production blasting. The blastability coefficient k and the best range of blasting burden line were specially emphasised on determination of lateral crater tests.


Wang, Y M, Liu, W Z, Zhang, X L and Li, L F, 2015. Application of lateral crater test in open pit blasting parameters optimisation, in Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, pp 463–468 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).