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Blasthole Drilling Reference Book From Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has released the latest addition to the ongoing reference book “Blasthole Drilling in Open Pit Mining.” The third edition was written to provide comprehensive reference on the use of rotary drills in surface mining applications. An overview of the current products offered by Atlas Copco is also available.

Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions new blasthole drilling reference book.

Twenty-one technical articles have been included to offer important information that both experienced drill operators and industry novices will find useful. To provide real world scenarios, 25 case studies highlight a variety of successful mining operations around the world.

“We hope,” says Brian Fox, Vice President Marketing at Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, “that miners and other people with an interest in open pit mining will find this 300-page selection of technical articles, case studies and product specifications useful for their business.”

Blasthole Drilling in Open Pit Mining is available through local Atlas Copco customer centers and distributors. It can also be downloaded from the rotary blasthole drilling section on

About Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at

Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of rotary drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, water well, aggregate, and shallow oil and gas applications worldwide. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Garland, Texas, USA.


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