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Krupp

Direct rock mining without the use of explosives is being promoted by Krupp Bautechnik using its Marathon series hydraulic hammers. Advantages of eliminating blasting from the primary face at a quarry are claimed to be: a reduction of wastage since less material is reduced to fines; the ability to select material from appropriate strata; continuous production at a steady rate; and elimination of the noise and ground shocks inevitable with blasting.

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