Base charge

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  1. The main explosive charge in the base of a detonator. Meyer
  2. The charge loaded into the bottom of vertical holes in quarrying, usually applicable to 3-in (7.62-cm) diameter holes and larger. Nelson
  3. The detonating component in a detonator, initiated by the priming charge. BS, 12

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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