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1971

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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.