Category: Drilling News

Largest Markets for Aggregate Materials

The market for aggregate materials in North America took a serious hit between 2007 and 2012, as did much of the wider construction industry. Demand fell from 3.8 billion metric tons in 2007 to 3.05 billion metric tons in 2012. While the industry is still playing catch-up from the impact of the Great Recession, there… Read more »

Fragmentation Key to Kicking Off New Operations

When starting a new mining project, companies can achieve the greatest efficiency if they make the effort to optimize their drilling and blasting processes from the beginning. As Aggregates Manager explains, fine tuning shot can affect the amount and size of material that is sent back to the plant. By achieving the best fragmentation size… Read more »