5 Big Explosion In the Open Pit

Big Explosion In the Open Pit

Posted on July 2, 2012 by team


We are in the Stoilensky mining and beneficiation complex to examine the place and see the explosion inside of it.

The weather that day was not nice…

The moon and the lightnings at the same time.

Puddles

The excavator is waiting for 11 dumpers with lifting capacity of 105 tons.

In the excavator cabin

They exploded several benches.

Closer view. For each part to be exploded dozens of holes are drilled, each 17 m deep. They are exploded with a split second interval to prevent an earthquake.

700 tons of emulsion explosive is not such a big thing in fact…

Emulsion explosive is not worse than trotyl but much safer.

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Location: Stoilensky complex, Stary Oskol

via chistoprudov

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5 Responses to “Big Explosion In the Open Pit”

  1. Baron says:

    first!

  2. Osip says:

    Impressive photos of the lightning!

  3. todd says:

    You would not want to be drunk driving down the track.

  4. Nick says:

    So why the explosions?

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