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Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

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Blasting With Ammonium Nitrate, G A. Greaves Jan 1971

Blasting With Ammonium Nitrate, G A. Greaves

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE mixture of ammonium nitrate prills with 6 per cent, of distillate fuel oil, known as "ANFO", is now widely used for blasting in dry ground.

Farmers and clearing contractors use ANFO for stump-blasting, dam sinking and timber clearing.


Ammonium Nitrate Blasting Agent (Anfo) For Land Clearing, G A. Greaves Jan 1966

Ammonium Nitrate Blasting Agent (Anfo) For Land Clearing, G A. Greaves

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

The introduction of "prilled" AN has revolutionised explosives practice and made possible safer and cheaper methods of blasting.

This article outlines the methods of handling and using ANFO blasting agent for land clearing.


New Regulations For Explosives, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1964

New Regulations For Explosives, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE Explosives Regulations, 1963, are now in operation and the new rules will affect purchase and keeping of explosives by small users.


Blasting. Part 2. Explosives On The Farm, G A. Greaves Jan 1961

Blasting. Part 2. Explosives On The Farm, G A. Greaves

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

EXPLOSIVES will function with maximum reliability and efficiency only when they are carefully stored under cool, dry conditions so as to avoid deterioration.

When preparing charges the user should follow a correct procedure and use the proper tools. Always treat explosives with respect and remember they are made to explode. When they hit they hit hard.