Plaster Stemming Application at a Basalt Quarry: a Case Study

Cevizci H., Yavuz H., Caran S., Tosun Y.

24th INTERNATIONAL MINING CONGRESS OF TURKEY, Antalya, Turkey, 14 - 17 April 2015, pp.901-906 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.901-906


In this study, plaster stemming application at a basalt quarry was investigated. For comparison of two stemming method, test blasts were carried out in the same quarry bench. For unit volume rock, plaster stemming provided lower cost than drill cuttings stemming. Because, burden and spacing distances were increased at plaster stemming round. Although length of charge column was increased, the cost of unit volume rock was lower for plaster stemming round. Rock piles fragmentation of plaster stemming round and drill cuttings stemming round were similar.