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Ammonium Nitrate | by Phillie Casablanca
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Ammonium Nitrate

In the mining town of Potosi, Bolivia, we bought ammonium nitrate partly as a gift to local miners, but also so we could build our own explosives. A stick of nitro-glycerin was wrapped in ammonium nitrate, a detonator was shoved into the package and a fuse full of gun powder came away from the package. Once lit, we had three minutes (during which time it was passed round and we posed for photos!) before it went off with an ear-shattering bang...

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Taken on August 27, 2004