Blasting composition and method of making same

  • US 3,930,911 A
  • Filed: 03/05/1974
  • Issued: 01/06/1976
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1974
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A non-emulsified blasting composition which consists essentially of a substantially uniform mixture of from about 80 to about 94 weight per cent ammonium nitrate, from about 3 to about 6 weight per cent oxidizeable carbonaceous material, from about 0.1 to about 10 weight per cent organic acid soluble in said carbonaceous material and having about 8 to about 20 carbon atoms, from about 1 to about 9 weight per cent water and from about 0.5 to about 1.5 moles of ammonia per mole of said organic acid, and wherein the density of the said blasting composition is greater than the density of water.

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