„Quarry6 – Hightech for the raw material extraction“

The Quarries Trade Association (StBG) awards prizes to particularly innovative manufacturers, which, for example, clearly increase the safety during blasting or decisively improve the course of work. Prizes are not awarded to manufactures every year but only if outstanding innovations justify the award. This year it goes to geo-konzept GmbH (Fig. 1) for blast design. This company stands for exact surveying, quick planning and safe controlling of large hole blasting. The methods used reach from high-precision terrestrial laser scanning, software for planning and controlling to blasthole...

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Issue 03/2010

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QarryDetonator is an efficient soft-ware for ignition planning, now ­available on the German market. ­ Lower ­vibrations, optimally fractioned rock pile and more safety are the result of each...

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Issue 05/2010

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On 23.03.2010, Ohorongo Cement conducted its first blast in the Sargberg quarry (Fig.). Erastus Shilongo, blasting supervisor at Ohorongo Cement, ignited the 2150 kg water gel explosives distributed...

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