sodium nitrate gelignites

sodium nitrate gelignites

[′sōd·ē·əm ′nī‚trāt jə′lig‚nīts]
(materials)
A group of explosives, modifications of blasting gelatin in which varying percentages of nitroglycerin are replaced by sodium nitrate and combustible material; characterized by plastic consistency, high densities, medium velocity of detonation, good resistance to the effects of water, and fume characteristics which are suitable for underground workings.
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