Nitrostarch Slurry As A Blasting Agent For Snow Safety Work

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Title Nitrostarch Slurry As A Blasting Agent For Snow Safety Work
Subject Avalanches
Description A type of high explosive known as nitrostarch slurry has recently become available and has been suggested on several occasions as suitable for snow safety operations such as avalanche blasting. The basic explosive ingredient of this compound is nitrostarch, which is combined with certain other elements and a gelling agent. The gelling agent sets up to a plastic-like consistency about 24 hours after mixing. The result is an explosive compound with the consistency of moist, soft clay. It can be readily molded to any desired shape. It is packaged for sale in polyethylene bags which can be readily shaped for application. This explosive is sold primarily as an agent for mud-capping and similar applications and is reported to be effective for such use.
Creator LaChapelle, Edward R.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest, Alta Avalanche Study Center
Date 1966-03
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Date Digital 2009-06-16
Identifier No.11.pdf
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest, Alta Avalanche Study Center
Language eng
Relation Alta Avalanche Study Center, Miscellaneous Report No. 11
Is Part of Ski Archive
Spatial Coverage Alta, Utah
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Provenance J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections [TA714 .L33 1966]
ARK ark:/87278/s6n29txj
Setname uu_altaav
Date Created 2016-02-05
Date Modified 2016-02-05
ID 14614
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n29txj