Atlas Copco Announces Release of Third Edition of Blasthole Drilling Reference Book


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.

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

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