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Tinman
11-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Hi all. I'm writing a scene where a mine worker needs to secretly blow up an opening to a large underground mine. I used dynamite and I need to know if that is even a possibility. Would a modern corporate mine in the US use dynamite? I know there are other options: water gel slurry, but I can't use that. Plastic explosives? Thanks to anyone who responds.

blacbird
11-13-2012, 02:54 AM
Dynamite is still widely used.

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Drachen Jager
11-13-2012, 07:40 AM
If you go into details, make sure you read up on how it's properly used. Also, dynamite is not the red paper-wrapped sticks they used to show on TV, it looks quite different now if that comes into play.

Tinman
11-14-2012, 08:20 AM
Also, dynamite is not the red paper-wrapped sticks they used to show on TV, it looks quite different now if that comes into play.

Thanks Blacbird!!!

And thanks Drachen. I was picturing red sticks. I'll have to check it more.