ANFO

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  1. An explosive material consisting of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil.
  2. A blasting product, with approx. 94.5% industrial-grade ammonium nitrate and 5.5% No. 2 grade diesel fuel oil for a nearly oxygen-balanced mix; available in bulk form for onsite mixing of the AN and fuel or in 50-lb (23-kg) premixed bags as pourable forms. A heavy ANFO product is comprised of up to 45% to 50% ammonium nitrate emulsion mixed with prilled ANFO to increase the bulk density of ANFO; it has improved strength and provides good water resistance in comparison to ANFO. SME, 1
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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