drilling and blasting - 28 photos

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Photos of a road construction sites and mines using dynamite to blast rocks (Bolivia, Vietnam and India)

In Vietnam, I stopped to see what the road construction people were doing and I realized that there was 20 pounds of dynamite sitting on the road just next to me! There were sticks of dynamite all over the place, as well as blasting caps. The motorized traffic on this country road is so infrequent that they did not really care about any sort of traffic control. Just don't be there when they blast! Next blast in 15 minutes.

I had never seen real dynamite in my life. It feels strange to be so close from something that can blow you to small pieces. I hope the dynamite they use is good quality and stable. I still have the stick they gave me as a souvenir (just kidding). Actually I don't think they would have cared if one was missing, though. There were so many sticks everywhere!

mine wall prepped for blasting - balatoc mines (philippines), balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, underground mine
mining air drill - balatoc mines (philippines), air drill, balatoc mines, gold mine, philippines, pneumatic drill
mining air drill - balatoc mines (philippines), air drill, balatoc mines, gold mine, mine tunnel, philippines, pneumatic drill, underground mine
drilling and blasting - road construction (philippines), banaue, drilling and blasting, groundwork, jackhammer, philippines, pneumatic drill, road construction, road work, roadworks, rock, workers, working
drilling and blasting - road construction (philippines), banaue, drilling and blasting, groundwork, jackhammer, philippines, pneumatic drill, road construction, road work, roadworks, rock, worker, working
drilling and blasting - road construction (philippines), banaue, drilling and blasting, groundwork, jackhammer, philippines, pneumatic drill, road construction, road work, roadworks, rock, workers, working
dynamite stick - dinabol (bolivia), blasting caps, bolivia, dinabol, dynamite sticks, fuses, fuzes, hand, old man, tarabuco
old man selling dynamite sticks, fuses and blasting caps in the street - tarabuco (bolivia), blasting caps, bolivia, dinabol, dynamite sticks, fuses, fuzes, old man, tarabuco
mine worker with drill, bolivia, cerro rico, compressed air, drilling, fuses, fuzes, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, power drill, respirator, rubber boots, safety helmet, underground mine
miner hammering chisel to drill blasting hole, bolivia, cerro rico, chisel, drilling, hammer, man, mina candelaria, mine tunnel, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet, squatting, underground mine, working
miner buying dynamite and ammonium nitrate (ANFO) at the corner store - potosi (bolivia), ammonium nitrate, anfo, blasting caps, bolivia, cerro rico, dinabol, dynamite stick, fertilizer, flash lights, fuses, fuzes, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet, sticks
dynamite sticks - potosi (bolivia), bolivia, cerro rico, dinabol, dynamite sticks, flash light, man, mina candelaria, mine worker, miner, mining, potosí, safety helmet
workers using pneumatic jackhammer drill, drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, jackhammer, ladakh, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock, workers
workers using air drill - road construction - ladakh (india), drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, jackhammer, ladakh, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock, workers, working
workers using pneumatic drill - drilling and blasting - road construction - ladakh (india), drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, jackhammer, ladakh, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock, workers, working
pneumatic drill - drilling and blasting, drilling and blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, jackhammer, ladakh, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, rock, workers
man drilling rock - drilling and blasting - near keylong - manali to leh road (india), compressed air drill, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, groundwork, india, man, road construction, roadworks, worker, working
loaded holes - holes with dynamite and fuses - drilling and blasting - near keylong - manali to leh road (india), drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, loaded holes, road construction, roadworks
cutting the dynamite fuse - drilling and blasting - near keylong - manali to leh road (india), construction worker, cutting, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, hands, india, man, razor blade, road construction, roadworks, working
holes loaded with dynamite and fuses - drilling and blasting - near keylong - manali to leh road (india), drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, india, loaded holes, road construction, roadworks
road construction site - vietnam, dirt road, earth road, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, unpaved, vietnam
pneumatic drill used for blasting - road construction (vietnam), blasting caps, blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, jackhammer, pneumatic drill, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
road construction team using dynamite to blast rocks - vietnam, 125cc, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, minsk motorcycle, road construction, roadworks, vietnam, workers, минск 125, мотоциклы
dynamite sticks and blasting caps - road construction team using dynamite to blast rocks - vietnam, blasting caps, blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
blasting rocks with dynamite - road construction - vietnam, blasting caps, blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
rock blasting with dynamite - road construction - vietnam, blasting caps, blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
heap of real dynamite sticks (vietnam), blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
real dynamite sticks - road construction (vietnam), blasting charges, drilling and blasting, dynamite blasting, fuses, fuzes, groundwork, road construction, roadworks, vietnam
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