Rock Blasting

12 August
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

As the parking lot expansion project has unfolded, we have had to deal with a significant rock shelf in this area. Prior to the creation of the upper lot, we conducted a Geo-tech analysis and had expected to find some. However, the extent of this rocky area was a bit more extensive and deeper than originally anticipated. Fortunately, we had already scheduled with a contractor to conduct some rock blasting. It just ended up being a bit more than we had originally thought. We conducted five rounds of blasting with over 650 holes drilled. Here are a few pics of the action.

Drilling into the rock shelf
Explosives ready to be loaded into drilled holes
Explosive shot #1
Explosive shot #4
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