Selecting Quarry Area

Best Practices & Tips

Looks are deceptive, hence world gets struck (Deestthasnastmanunach jag phasta) goes a saying in Marathi. The saying holds good in quarrying areas as well.

Before selecting quarry or quarry areas, you should know:

  • The Quality and Quantity of rock in the proposed area,
  • Quantity of Over Burden ( OB)
  • Amount of OB to be excavated to mine desired output.
  • Are there or can there be any local issues
  • Can they be overcome?
  • Which is the nearest area that can produce my desired output at the same time is not far away?
    A distance of 1 km saved translates into saving of Rs 3.00 Per Ton Km in India

More Resources

Blasting Damage

Contractors Evaluation

Excavation Planning

Operating a Quarry

Selecting a Seismograph

Crusher Layout

Blasting/Excavation Litigation

Safe Distance for Blasting

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