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WorldWide Drilling Resource April 2014

This month's Editorial Focus is Exploration / Blasthole Drilling



Focus on 27th Annual Best in the West

It’s that time of year! Time for the 27th Annual Best in the West Drill and Blast Conference. Have a blast with the WWDR Team April 23-25, in Spearfish, South Dakota.            more

My Journey into Mining Part 1

I remember growing up watching guys in the neighborhood light up the sky during 4th of July block parties. I was fascinated with fireworks and the power behind them. As a student in high school, I took a survey to determine what I should study in college. I answered 50 questions, and it said I should be a lawyer. It didn’t take one second before I ruled that out, and I am glad I did.             more

O'Brien, William: The Blasting Agent

Over the past few years, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) has issued several pamphlets to help federal explosives licensees and permittees, as well as other persons who store explosive materials, with proper storage and recordkeeping procedures. These Web publications include information on topics such as explosives magazine construction; inventory requirements; using commercial records or record books; limited permittee transaction reporting; distribution of surplus materials; and manufacturing for one’s own use, etc.             more

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