Fragmentation is the most important part of any blast hole operation. Fragmentation is how much the material you are drilling breaks down. If it breaks too large it can’t be loaded into haul trucks and processed. This requires secondary breaking which not only costs money but slows down the operation. The placement and accuracy of each hole is essential to getting good fragmentation. A knowledgeable and skilled team can plan hole placement, angle, and depth to increase efficiencies. It reduces the amount of blasting material required, and the need for costly secondary breaking.